Camil Fon, known as Tark Bast during his exile, was a Human male Jedi Master serving on the Council of Reconciliation during the final years of the old Republic, and later a member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, or Rebel Alliance. Born on the backwater planet of Tyne's Horky in 53 BBY, his Force-sensitivity was discovered by then-Jedi Knight Plo Koon, and was taken back to Coruscant for training.

Accepted as the padawan of Jedi Knight Beto Marasdo, he was almost immediately noted as and exceptional and dutiful Jedi in a report by his master. Quickly rising to the rank of Knight, he was trapped on Naboo during the Trade Federation invasion and was captured, although escaped captivity and without a way to get off-planet, joined the Naboo resistance, and took part in the Space Battle of Naboo.

A dutiful jedi, Fon opposed the Jedi Order's involvement in the Clone Wars, but nevertheless volunteered and became a General in the Newly formed Grand Army of the Republic. Fon was placed in command of the 282nd Star Corps, along with clone commander CC-4822 "Ace", with whom he would develop a lasting friendship. He was able to survive Order 66 and the creation of the Galactic Empire, and went into exile on his home planet of Tyne's Horky, under the name Tark Bast. Opening the Starlight Cantina, he would live there for the next 15 years.

In 4 BBY, his true identity was discovered, and he was forced to flee, eventually becoming a member of Kota's Militia, a rebel movement. After the militia became part of the Rebel Alliance, he became a valuable general and military tactician for the Alliance, serivng in the Battle's of Kamino, Yavin, Hoth, and Endor, among others. When Luke skywalker founded the New Jedi Order in 11 ABY, he became a member of it and served on the Master's Council.