Vola Dumarr was once an eclectic pazaak player on Nar Shadaa. However, once his debts became greater than his skill, he was forced to either flee or spend the remainder of his days as a slave to some Hutt crime lord or worse, end up dead. Stowing away on a spice freighter, he fled the planet, ready to start a new life elsewhere.
However, as fate would have it, the ship he was hiding on was attacked by space pirates. The ship was commandeered by the pirates, and the crew taken hostage. When they found Vola, his fear and anger over his luck made him lash out in reaction to the blasters pointed at his face. The pirates flew back, the young Twilek having manipulated the Force in such a way that he hadn't even thought possible. His latent abilities with the Force, which he had always attributed to just good luck, became known to him that day. Despite this, he was taken prisoner by the pirates and was taken back to their base on Dxun.
It just so happened that a scouting crew of Sith soldiers stumbled across the pirate camp, and the resulting firefight was enough for him to slip away. He didn't get far, though, before encountering another squadron of Sith. He surrendered, cursing his luck, and was taken aboard a Sith freighter for questioning. From there, his story begins to truly unfold.