Originally called the Sky's Business, the Solace was once the vessel of Gideon Corey, who purchased it as a persuasive tool for business in the Corporate Sector. His use of it during his time as a businessman in the Corporate Sector had been cruel, even heartless. He destroyed enemies, disabled irritants, and disarmed allies, not willing to be stabbed in the back by anyone.
After some time, Corey was approached by a group of colonists who wished him to lead them to safety from the Galactic Civil War and its tendrils of death. This required him to use the Sky's Business as a means of transportation. Using their money, he converted the frigate into a transport vessel, disarming most of its weapon systems (keeping the tractor beams for use of the shuttle) and removing its starfighter complement. With this vessel, he took on 1,200 civilians and headed for open space.
That first year took them all over the Galaxy, it seemed. When the expedition started - it had begun on Chandrila, where Corey has taken the now-renamed Solace to pick up the colony - it followed the Hydian Way from there until it reached the Corporate Sector, where it turned toward Mon Calamari and followed the Perlemian Trade Route back Coreward until it reached Anari. There, it turned down once more, toward Bimmisaari, then further, toward Hutt Space, until it chanced upon a very strange station indeed.
When the colonists found Solace Station and decided to make their home there, they deconstructed the Solace, using its very bulkheads and pieces to augment the station until it was rebuilt to their standards. Five years later, when the colonists left the station on the Purgatory's Escape, they left the remnants of the Solace behind, and so it was abandoned with the rest of the ancient space station.