Living on Balmorra, Maverse and his family lived peacefully until the Sith Empire invaded their homeworld. As a pragmatic man, Pontilo gave immediate support to the Imperial occupation forces. He then was sentenced to death by the Republic, but his family were accidentally killed by the Lancer Squadron instead of him. After this personal tragedy, he traveled to the Markaran Imperial Outpost to seek sanctuary.
In 3643 BBY, he tasked an Imperial spacer to help him find the Republic squad responsible for the death of his family, and retrieve their ID tags.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)