Beings who had fallen out of favor with the Yevethan authorities were cast into the Valley of Rejection as punishment. Those who managed to survive the valley's lack of water, extreme heat, and savage wildlife formed the settlement whose name had its origins in the phrase "We're still here".
Werstilhere was home to 34 sentients: 23 Humans, 5 Rodians, 5 Sullustans, and 1 Twi'lek. The settlement did not contain any exiled Yevethans due to the species' legendary xenophobia and the settlers' own hatred towards Yevethans. The settlers were unaware that one of their number, Habbala Brupt, was an Imperial spy.