At some point by 3 ABY, Qol was enrolled in a civil engineering program on Niran. The day after his graduation, Niran was invaded by the Galactic Empire. Qol became involved with the Niran Resistance less than a week later and eventually became a major with the Rebel Alliance Special Forces.
Behind the scenes
Niran was first mentioned in "Imperial Garrisons," a 1997 roleplaying game source article written by Timothy S. O'Brien and published in the twelfth issue of the Star Wars Adventure Journal magazine. The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Niran system, and therefore the world Niran, within grid square I-18.