Telowe lived in the office in between expeditions into the desert, always in search of scrap or salvage. Despite his efforts to explore as much of the desert as he could, Telowe never updated the official map in the Desert Survey Office. He kept many locations, such as smugglers' hideouts and possible mining locations, to himself, often selling them to the local Hutt crimelords. During the Galactic Civil War, Telowe found himself the object of an intense search, ostensibly led by his long-lost sister, Masda. However, Masda turned out to be his former wife, whom he had left on Esseles with a huge debt to repay. Masda hired a group of bounty hunters to trail her after she hired some local guides to help track down Telowe. The scouts managed to find Telowe in a canyon cave, and he was forced to accede to Masda's demands or be killed on the spot.