Thi Sawrtin was a veteran smuggler when he met newbie Zayl Braith. He accepted her as a partner and they began working together in many smuggling runs.
At some point before 1 ABY, during a "routine" run through the Noonian sector, Sawrtin and Braith found an Imperial Interdictor cruiser, the Tory's Catcher, and were captured. Sawrtin found that Imperial Captain Gresia Vleen was not a friend of bribes, but he nevertheless tried to discuss with her. Vleen shot Sawrtin, impounded his ship and imprisoned Braith.