- "I have no idea how, but they've dug through the tunnels again. Those mutant freaks were well inside the perimeter with no warning. If we don't get someone to go in and re-seal those tunnels, the Geonosians will be eating us all for dinner..."
- ―Ardu Vel
Ardu Vel was a Duros male seismologist present on Ossus during the invasion of the planet in the opening stages of the Third Galactic War. He was trying to get a grip on the plague of Darth Malora's mutant Geonosians. Despite his efforts, more Mutants were attacking the colonists. Ardu Vel shared with another colonist that he detected a seismic activity in a previously sealed Geonosian hive. He deemed it necessary to investigate the hive in the canyons of Ossus and defeat the remaining Geonosians within.