Jengus was a Jawa who left Tatooine with his family after an entire Jawa clan was eliminated by an Imperial stormtrooper. Hoping to join his nephew Squig, the family was stranded at Cordel Cove on Neftali due to starship repairs. In exchange for becoming the head technician for the spaceport, Jangus and his family were allowed free-rein of the facility.