A Force-sensitive male, Ali-Vor was instructed in the ways of the Force by the Jedi Order. After achieving the rank of Jedi Knight, Ali-Vor furthered his studies, eventually attaining the rank of Jedi Master. Selecting Initiate Rann I-Kanu as his Padawan, the pair set out into the galaxy to gain experience and grow from each other.
In 32 BBY, Ali-Vor sent I-Kanu to the planet of Naboo to receive supplemental education at the Royal House of Learning in Theed. While his student was training, Ali-Vor led a team of investigators to Naboo to examine an illegal wildlife smuggling operation that had been reported to the Jedi High Council. While building a case against the culprits, Ali-Vor called upon I-Kanu and sent him into the swamps to locate the smugglers' hideout.