While known for his small stature and lightning-fast style of fighting, Noriod was also a gatherer of old Jedi relics. He came across knowledge about an very ancient artifact called the Ashla Highway, a cluster of holocrons mapping secret hyperspace lanes that can shorten
tremendously lightspeed travels and was more efficient than most conventional navicomputers. After an ancient war against the Sith ended, the Jedi scattered the holocrons in the four corners of the galaxy. Noriod spend most of his life searching for the Ashla highway, discovering clues of its whereabouts left by the Jedi.
When the Clone wars erupted, Noriod knew the Ashla Highway would be a valuable asset to the Republic and Jedi Order. Noriod took a ship to go on a quest to recover the Ashla Highway.
As the war against the Separatists was still raging on, Noriod was able to uncover a few holocrons on world such as Ossus, Abregado, Ruusan, Polis Massa, Lasan and many others. Eventually, his travels would lead towards the Deep Core. Unfortunately, Noriod lost control of his ship when he flew
too close of powerful black holes and maelstroms. He crash-landed on an uncharted planet within the Core.
Luckily for him, he was stranded on planet that could support rodian life. He sensed the planet and its primitives inhabitants
were very strong in the Force, more so than anything he ever felt before. Although the natives didn't speak basic or any languages Noriod knew, they were able communicate with each other through the Force.
Noriod spent many years stranded on that uncharted planet building a new Jedi order. Since he was cut off from galactic civilisation, he was able to avoid order 66 and the Jedi purge that followed soon after.