House Purkis was a Kuati noble house. At some point during galactic history, House Andrim—a rival Kuati family—hired the starshipwright Trondor Pyn to spy on House Purkis. However, Pyn was caught by representatives of House Purkis and they forced him to act as a double-agent and spy on House Andrim for them. Desperate to get out of his arrangements with the two families, Pyn planned to blow up the drydock facilities of both houses on Kuat, to distract their attention while he fled off-world.