Two years prior Kratos came to Coruscant by sheer chance. He had been traveling from Ansion with a band of mercenary soldiers on route to Barab I to help put down a native revolution. He was selected to provide muscle support to this band of soldiers. During his voyage however the hyperdrive on the ship failed, stranding his group in space. It was fortunate that he was near the core of the galaxy not far from civilization. After a week of subspace travel he and the group of soldiers were finally able to reach Coruscant where the captain docked the ship for repairs. During shore leave he traveled with the other soldiers (about 20) to the surface of the planet. Unknown to Kratos at the time, this motley crew was a bunch of wanted fugitives who had been evading the Empire. It wasn’t long before one of his companions was arrested and the Empire came crashing down on all of them. After spending a short few weeks in prison it was determined that he was not involved and was set free. All of his companions (including the ship captain) were executed and the ship was confiscated, effectively stranding him on the planet with no way off. In this strange turn of events he has recently been working to gain enough cash to flee off planet.