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- "It's not because he's a Shi'ido. It's just that he's Uncle Hoole, and there's more to him than meets the eye."
- ―Tash Arranda on her uncle's constantly working in secret.
During his early years, Hoole attended and graduated from the Chandrilan Academy of Sciences in the same class as Borborygmus Gog. With the onset of the Clone Wars, Hoole participated in the Grand Army of the Republic's campaigns as a scientist for the Galactic Senate alongside Gog, working to counter the CIS clone-killing bioweapons.
When the war ended, both scientists retained their positions amongst the Galactic Empire, charged by the Emperor himself with Project Starscream. When their experiments began having negative effects on their base planet of Kiva, Hoole voiced his concerns to Gog, who lied and said that the Emperor demanded their continued work. When the Kivans were wiped out, Hoole fled Imperial service and went to Tatooine.
Hoole became the caregiver of Zak and Tash shortly after the destruction of Alderaan; the planet had been the two children's home prior to the Imperial Death Star's attack. Hoole kept the kids on his starship, the Lightrunner, where he and DV-9 taught the children as Hoole attended to different parts of the galaxy for his studies.
During most of his years as an anthropologist, Hoole usually worked alone, or with his custom made research assistant, DV-9. Only when studying species that he could not mimic did he take on an assistant. Sadly, some of these assistants were eaten by Arachnors on Arzid. One such assistant to meet this fate was Chlar Kotchmin. However, when Alderaan was destroyed by the first Death Star, he was forced into the role of surrogate parent when he adopted his niece and nephew, Tash and Zak Arranda. He continued his work until the trio angered key representatives of the Galactic Empire by meddling in the affairs of Borborygmus Gog's Project Starscream, and a bounty was put on their heads. Unable to continue their research, the three settled into a home in an undisclosed location, possibly New Alderaan.
At his home-based laboratory, Hoole began compiling the notes and data he had collected into a book. With the threat of Imperial discovery easing, Tash and Zak went off to college. When the data was compiled, Hoole sent it to professional writer Ann Margaret Lewis who, after completing the text, sent it to a publisher on Coruscant. Realizing the importance of such a book, the publisher immediately published it, and the reference book, entitled The Essential Guide to Alien Species, became available on most planets.
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