Verannis was a Falleen male who served as an underboss within the criminal organization Black Sun during the Galactic Civil War. After a group of Pyke Syndicate operatives stole some encoded data from Black Sun regarding the Nikto bounty hunter Kaa'to Leeachos, Verannis met with the operatives in the Spyder, a Coruscant gambling establishment. There, the operatives engaged Verannis in a game of sabacc and attempted to convince him that it was in Black Sun's interests the aid the Pyke Syndicate in its attempts to track down Leeachos.