Val Tillis was picked up on the planet Acherin as a child during Project: Harvestor. He was trained in the imperial academy and given the rank of Inquisitor when put on active duty. He was the Inquisitor responsible for cleaning up a major information leak regarding fixers in Imperial Intelligence. When he came in contact with Cadan on Corellia a lucky shot from Cadan’s plaster pierced the core of Val’s lightsaber causing it to explode. This is what took Val’s eye and scarred him. Later he had that part of his face and eye replaced with cybernetics.