Lorik Feryss was a middle-aged human male who appeared to have seen the galaxy and lived a rather stressful life. He was a scholar, historian and archaeologist who spent his career locating and studying ancient, arcane and mythological artifacts. While not particularly profitable, he traded what he found to feed himself, gather funds to seek out the next artifact, etc. and as such become quite adept in identifying and trading antiquities.
Lorik travels light, wears a dark cloak over common street clothing, boots, and carries a rather large satchel. Slung under his cloak is his heavy blaster — which from its outward appearance is quite old and worn. The cloak has some intricate stitching that is sometimes associated with a research institute or some other academic conclave.
When it came to things that were physically old, odds were good that he had a story to tell about it. He was soft spoken, tended to become distracted by little details when there wasn't not enough going on around him, but unlike some scholars — did not ramble. He was seeking to uncover/recover a small box that is believed to be at least 4,000 thousand years old. His research led him to Nar Shaddaa where the box was believed to have been found and for sale at a bazaar stall. However, he discovered that the item that led him to the moon was not the artifact he was seeking. He learned from the Rodian antiquities dealer that the item for sale made its way to her from a trader who works the Core Worlds. Lorik analyzed her artifact and deduced that the inscriptions are often associated with Tython.
During the journey to Tython aboard the Green Phoenix, Lorik shared that he was once a librarian of the Jedi Order at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. He was, in fact, in hiding since the Jedi Purge (BBY 19) and was seeking Jedi artifacts that have the potential to turn the tide of the dark that has enveloped the galaxy. He was working with a contact on Mon Cala/Mon Calamari to recover and decipher any artifacts that surface including the Jedi holocron that led him to Tython. Lorik was pursued by a band of Ubese Trackers that tracked him down on Nar Shaddaa and followed him to the Corellian System (likely using the registered cargo of the Green Phoenix as a trail). He shared over dinner that he traveled quite often on the Borcatu, which happened to be the original commissioned Republic name of the Green Phoenix, and got to know R3-M3 quite well during those travels over two decades ago. On Tython, the party found the holocron but before they could leave the planet's surface, the party was ambushed by a well-armed band of Ubese Trackers who appeared to be led by a mysterious cloaked figure who wielded a crimson light saber. The two engaged in a fierce light saber battle and it be came clear that Lorik was no librarian — he was a Jedi Master. Sadly, he met his end at the hand of the crimson light saber.