It is believed that the Tof Ashla is a long lost sect of the Ashla Order, a precursor to the Je'dii with possible connections to the Dai Bendu and the Guardians of the Whills. The existence of the Tof Ashla was uncovered during the recovery of the Dugan's Hand, an abandoned Tof Drekkar Class Battle Cruiser, which traces its path back to the Firefist Galaxy.
Research conducted by the ship's team determined that the the core beliefs of the Tof Ashla may be similar to that of the ancient Ashla in that the Force presents itself to our consciousness, grants strength and knowledge to Assist, Protect, and Defend all life by drawing from the light with balance against the dark. Droid C4-BLE hypothesizes that the sect may be an order of Force-wielding crusaders, not unlike the Oblates of Rivan. The theory is based on the crew's encounter with a fanatical PRYR Protocol Droid and its counterpart (Epsilon & Omicron) and the study of other artifacts, artworks and data aboard Dugan's Hand.
Translated writings from within the sacred core of the Dugan's Hand reveal a code of conduct that is similar to what has been discovered about the Ashla Order and the Je'daii by the Hannah Institute of Antiquities on Chandrila. The translated Tof Ashla code reads:
The Force offers strength as I protect and strengthen.
The Force offers knowledge as I teach and learn.
The Force offers balance as I focus and serve.
I aid without fear to do when others do not.
I defend against the dark without fear or doubt.
Similarities in Tof Ashla code and the code, prayers and teachings of the Guardians of the Whills may indicate an ancient connection between the two sects, but that is merely speculation as further research is needed. It is rumored among droid circles that an action-adventure fictional adaptation holovid based the Tof Ashla may be under development by C4-BLE. Casting is thought to include several retired B-1 battle droids and other droid types.