Bawkneira was a Sullustan male who roamed the galaxy from Year 3 to Year 10. He was a veteran of the Star Wars Combine who made a name for himself as a successful trader over a period of six-to-seven years. Circa Year 5, he was a high-profile employee in the Endeavor Corporation with ties to the Raptor Pirates.
During Year 5, Bawkneira stole an Imperial Space Station in the Kuat Sector. Hovstad Stockmann, a Gamorrean stormtrooper, was asked by the Imperial High Command to retrieve the station. Bawkneira agreed to sell the space station to Stockmann and Bren Morgarr, an Imperial officer, was chosen to act as the middleman for the transaction.
However, upon the change in leadership of the Galactic Empire, Emperor Vodo Bonias instructed Morgarr and Stockmann to steal the station via a rigged transaction scheme. After Bawkneira failed "to send first," Bonias ordered Morgarr to act as a corrupt middleman under threat of death. Together, Stockmann and Morgarr orchestrated a corrupt transaction and thus stole the space station. As a result, Morgarr suffered considerable loss to his trading reputation.
In Year 10, Bruce Spear Jr., an Eidola pirate, stole a Bulk Freighter owned by Bawkneira. Angered, Bawkneira placed a bounty on Spear. In the hopes of capturing Spear, Bawkneira contacted Teniel Djo, the leader of the Eidola Pirates, and arranged a deal in which Djo would betray Spear. Bawkneira boarded Teniel's space station to await Spear's death and purchase the pirate's ill-gotten gains. Shortly thereafter, Bawkneira was killed, presumably by Djo or Spear.