Bura Ban was a Twi’lek rescued by the crew in their original escape from Tatooine. He was the headman of the New Meen Mines when they were operated by the independent Twi’lek collective before the takeover by Teemo the Hutt.
He disappeared when Teemo the Hutt asserted control over the mines and was not seen alive again. He was killed as part of Teemo and Moff Thran Dorae’s false flag operation to impose control on Ryloth.
The crew struggled with the pronunciation of his Twi’lek name, so he was known to them as Barb’baran.