There isn’t much information on Avelyn ca Vella‘s past except that she was born on Zeltros itself. Her parents were no one notable — a simple bar wench and a casino manager. She popped up on employment records at the age of sixteen, waitressing at one of the many restaurants on what offworlders describe as the party planet. Sometime later, the young Zeltron left her homeworld and worked amongst the stars on passenger liners before settling in as a bartender and waitress at the Queen’s Quarry casino on Ord Cantrell. Security records indicate an altercation at the casino, leaving the manager and several of his personal security dead, with the system governor Artemis de Chatillon, finding proof of embezzlement and extortion, along with mistreatment of employees.
Shortly after the incident, Avelyn joined Fairwind Exotics as an Intern and served as a consultant for Fairwind Exotics Auctions. In order to more easily fit in with society, de Chatillon gave Avelyn the surname ca Vella. In a very short time, she impressed her employer with her trading prowess and knack for finding deals to the extent that de Chatillon saw no other option but to promote her to Guildmistress. Once she took over, profits immediately started to rise exponentially.
In a short amount of time, Fairwind skyrocketed on the galactic scene to the point that Avelyn needed to start hiring more staff. The Zeltron looked to Tattysail Thyr, a pilot with Corellian Transport Services, to fly only for her. The eager pilot had found herself a bit bored with the New Republic and found this new opportunity interesting, quickly accepting. Avelyn saw opportunity with Thyr and promoted her to Assistant Director of the company as a test before moving her to an even more grandiose position — Chief Operations Officer of Cantrell Institute. Rumors that Avelyn had purchased both companies gained steam mid-way through Year 20 – but over time, these were proven false. Instead, the Zeltron started a new umbrella corporation with Cantrell Consulting and transferred much of what she had been doing in Fairwind to the new company.