The P'w'ecks were an alien race resembled smaller versions of the Ssi-ruuk, and were also native to Lwhekk. The Ssi-ruuk used the P'w'ecks as slaves on their starships.

The average P'w'eck had been bred by the Ssi-ruuk to be a drone, lacking any form of creativity or initiative. At fifteen years of age, all P'w'ecks were enteched by the Ssi-ruuk. At this age, the P'w'eck was old enough to reproduce but not yet matured into a full adult. The Ssi-ruuk discovered that P'w'ecks who were allowed to mature became unstable and violent, and were useless as slaves.

About a year after the Yuuzhan Vong took control of the planet Coruscant and transformed it into a new version of Yuuzhan'tar, the P'w'eck arrived at Bakura claiming that they had defeated the Ssi-ruuk and freed themselves from slavery. The P'w'eck Emancipation Movement presented the Bakurans with an offer of alliance, to strengthen both groups against future invasions. This movement proved to be an elaborate ruse concocted by the Yuuzhan Vong themselves, in an effort to capture both Lwhekk and Bakura, in the hopes of cutting off the Unknown Regions of the galaxy.

As part of the alliance, the P'w'eck leaders required that Bakura be consecrated, so that any P'w'eck who died on Bakura would not lose their soul. In reality, the Keeramak was acting on behalf of the Ssi-ruuk, who were actually being controlled by disguised Yuuzhan Vong warriors. The Yuuzhan Vong hoped to take Bakura as well as Lwhekk, in an effort to gain a foothold along the border of the Unknown Regions.