Where Are They Now?: Rook Kast
Hello, fellow Star Wars fans. This is the start of a new series called Where Are They Now?, which will discuss characters we love, whose fates are unknown (as of right now). Starting the series off will be Rook Kast, the Mandalorian super commando from the Dark Horse Comics mini-series STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL: SON OF DATHOMIR. Major spoilers for the SON OF DATHOMIR to follow.
Rook Kast makes her first appearance in Star Wars canon in SON OF DATHOMIR 1. This four part mini-series serves as an official continuation of the television series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. The comic series takes place in what would have been season 6, had the show not been cancelled.
SON OF DATHOMIR 1 starts off with Rook Kast and Gar Saxon rescuing Darth Maul from a secret prison on Stygeon Prime. You'll recall that Maul was defeated by Darth Sidious during season 5 of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. Sidious imprisoned Maul in the Stygeon system. Right off the bat we get to see that Rook Kast is a capable warrior, since she is one of two people sent to personally rescue Maul from imprisonment.
After freeing Maul, Rook goes on to accompany Maul in several battles during the Clone Wars. She was present during the Battle of Zanbar, the Battle of Ord Mantell, the Assault on Vizsla Keep 09, and the Second Battle of Dathomir.
We last see Rook Kast in SON OF DATHOMIR 4. After Mother Talzin dies, Rook Kast and Gar Saxon are seen pulling Maul back to their ship and escaping.
Rook Kast is never heard from again in a Star Wars story, at least not as of the time this article was written. Her partner in crime, Gar Saxon, is seen later in STAR WARS REBELS, as is Maul. What happens to this lady? Did she survive and follow Gar's footsteps and join the Empire? We need some answers, Lucasfilm? What are your thoughts on what Rook Kast has been up to? Let me know in the comments below.