- "And if you and Grigor happen to blow each other away in the process… then good riddance to both of you!"
In 0 ABY, he fought alongside Jalose and other resistance fighters against the Imperial occupation, lead by Governor Grigor on the planet M'haeli. He followed orders from Princess Leia Organa, who had taken a personal interest in the uprising on the planet.
Although he had feelings for Jalose, Merrik appeared to be attracted to Mora, a new recruit to the rebellion on M'haeli. After Governor Grigor captured Mora and revealed her to be a direct descendant of the planets royal family, he was amongst the first to volunteer for the rescue party being put together by former Imperial officer Ranulf Trommer
He mistrusted Ranulf to the end, but in a mission to destroy an Imperial controlled Dragite crystal mine, he sacrificed himself to allow both Trommer and Mora to escape.
- River of Chaos (First appearance)