- "I'm the only Trandoshan ever to fight Chewbacca and live to tell about it! And with this tale I will be earning drinks until the end of my days. Bartender! Bartender!"
Ssoh was a Trandoshan slaver and was once the captain of his own ship. He mainly trafficked in Wookiees, selling them to Commander Pter Nyklas and the Galactic Empire. In order to contain the Wookiees within the ship, he placed rival clans in the same cage to ensure that they would fight amongst themselves, rather than try to escape.
The warrior Chewbacca was sold to him by a Wookiee named Tvrrdko, who had a grudge against Chewbacca for killing his son, Tojjevvuk. While transporting captive Wookiees in his ships cells, Chewbacca aided them with tools for unlocking their shackles and cell doors, and the prisoners broke out, fighting through Ssoh's Trandoshan crew to claim the ship.
Chewbacca came upon Ssoh and proceeded to rip all four of his limbs from their sockets.
Ssoh miraculously escaped the mauling with his life, and eventually took up residence on a backworld, and regularly visited a local cantina, where he frequently drank liquor to numb the excruciating pain that still reverberated from his devastating beating.
Ssoh earned drinks from listeners impressed with his anecdote of his encounter with Chewbacca, and claim of being the only Trandoshan to have ever survived a one-on-one fight with the Wookiee.
Ssoh's ability as a Trandoshan to regenerate his limbs proved useful, but after more than 20 years since losing his limbs, the regenerated replacements were still very thin and frail in appearance. Ssoh's estimation of the pain level accompanied by their regeneration was that of "seven hells".
- Star Wars: Chewbacca (First appearance)