Galaxy Far Far Away....
Growak was taken in by the Shysa clan when they found him wandering the forest near their encampment while they were on a mission to destroy a pirate camp on a fairly remote planet. The mission was successful and the pirates were wiped out, but no one ever figured out where the 3 year old wookiee came from. Shrugging their shoulders, they proceeded to raise Growak in the Mandalorian way. He took to it well, learning quickly that it is not wise to fly into a rage during a conflict, especially until you know everything about your enemy. While still young, but a full-fledged member of the clan, they took a contract with the Czerka corporation to guard a planet for 25 years in exchange for an extremely good payday. After 25 years, the clan discovered that their intergalactic communications and ship were sabotaged and they could neither leave, nor call for assistance.