Holding the rank and title of Madjestœt, he was in charge of the operation to "hottaform" a planet in order to make it into a new home for his wandering species. When the prospectors discovered no signs of indigenous intelligent life, he proceeded to give the Migreurs the order to create a settlement. The robot Snivel served as his assistant at that time.
Years later, Nävis discovered that Heiliig's catatonic body was fueling her personal ship with psychic energy. She soon decided to free him and return him to his people, who greeted him as a hero. His mate, Saahre, however, had bittersweet news: after losing him, she donated her reproductive matrix to a sterile woman, leaving her without the ability to bear him offspring.
Overwhelmed with guilt over his earlier actions, Heiliig rejected the role as a leader that his fellow Hottards envisioned for him. With some help from Bobo and Snivel, he destroyed the statue of him that had been erected in the town square of Hotta, and advised his people to "forget" him.