Beloved by all, Bythal was the daughter of the High Priestess of her Clan. Groomed to be the next priestess, she sought to help her people as much as she could, always with a smile and a warm word.
When illness befell the clan, she was the first to aid the sick, turning to off-world allies. Having been visited by an SG Team before, she reached out to the SGC for aid, but by the time aid arrived, Bythal had succumbed to the illness’ grip. Her people begged the SGC to save their beloved Bythal. With limited options, the SGC contacted the Tok’ra. The symbiote Maste knew that their host was dying.
To save her life, Maste’s aging host gave his life so that Bythal and Maste might unite. With the establishment of the SG Phoenix, General Loyer called on the newly merged Bythal and Maste to go through the Stargate and make peaceful contact with the galaxy.