When CreedCon began construction of a race track through the jungles of the planet Cularin, Kogote was part of a group of construction workers who were tasked with building a bridge for part of the race course. However, they uncovered a mysterious cavern, which was home to an ancient creature, the t'salak, that had been imprisoned there by the Tarasin. The Dark Jedi Raik Muun traveled there and tried to free the creature, but was unable to do so, so took out her anger by capturing all the workers at the bridge construction site, including Buume.
Muun took the captured workers to TX-38, a deserted factory, located on Tilnes, a moon of Cularin. She managed to obtain the t'salak and it touched Kogote and the other workers with it's tendrils, causing them all to enter a violent rage. However, they were eventually rescued by the Heroes of Cularin.