Adopted by prominent Imperial socialites who named him after his faded-gray skin, Ashy was often shown off as though he were a house pet. In his formative years, however, the Rattataki did not get the joke and took his adopted parents' grooming very seriously, believing in their desire to have him one day become an Imperial officer. An early attempt to join the military academy on Dromund Kaas forced Ashy to finally see the painful truth. Humiliated, he defected to the Republic, where he has excelled as a weapons specialist.
Ashy takes great pleasure in exacting sweet revenge on the Empire one operation at a time, always making sure to send holorecordings to his disowned family that depict his every triumph as a proud soldier and citizen of the Galactic Republic.