In 21 BBY, the second year of the war, Ashel worked closely with Dif Gehad, the Master Creator of New Products, who was making investments for the Confederacy of Independent Systems under the command of Count Dooku. As the Separatists invade Cartao, Ashel and Gehad planned on stealing the Cranscoc fluid technology and take over one of the factories in order to use equipment and special purposes throughout the war. Since Lord Pilester Binalie attempted to remain neutral throughout the war, Ashel and Gehad held Pilester's son, Corf hostage to ensure cooperation. This was when the Republic forces, led by Jedi Master Jafer Torles, arrived on the planet to put an end to the Separatist occupation. The two Neimoidens were able to escape the factory's destruction during the start of the ensuing battle.
- Hero of Cartao (First appearance)