Torsteen ordered Bruthus to collect space waste in the borders of the Corporate Sector. Bruthus felt proud of his work and valued any important residue he could find. Motivated by his own initiative, Bruthus decided that the best pieces were to be hidden instead of sold, an idea he did not share with his owners. Due to this quirk, the operation provided a smaller profit than Torsteen had expected, and the Svivreni blamed the smugglers for this, unaware of the droid's tendencies.
Other droids noticed Bruthus' activities and emulated him.