- "Do not fight for honor or money. Act because you can."
Deathstick was a female assassin, and daughter of the Nightsister Shelish, active during the reign of the Galactic Empire. She originally started out as a street criminal, but – once she became known for her skills as an assassin – few later sought an audience with her. Deathstick believed in acting because it was possible, not for honor or money.
The mysterious woman known as Deathstick was the daughter of Shelish, a Nightsister witch who had left her homeworld of Dathomir long before her people were slaughtered. Growing up in the Anoat sector of the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories, Deathstick began her criminal career as a hired assassin. Through a series of spectacularly public murders of gang leaders, she ended up moving into the drug trade. At some point, she had a run-in with the Galactic Empire that cost her a great deal of her face, prompting her to wear a mask that only left her eyes visible. By the time of the Galactic Civil War, Deathstick was head of the Kouhun, a highly secretive and structured order of assassins based on Mataou. Under her leadership, the Kouhun murdered several high profile individuals in the sector, including the wife of Governor Ubrik Adelhard.
Several months into the Iron Blockade, Deathstick was introduced to the Smuggler, a young scoundrel from Burnin Konn who had forged an alliance with the Ivax Syndicate and the Noble Court-in-exile. Shortly thereafter, the Smuggler underwent and passed the initiation rites of the Kouhun. Although Deathstick did not think the scoundrel could embrace the Kouhun's philosophy, she nonetheless agreed to join the anti-Empire alliance, which came to be known as the Uprising. As their first major joint operation, the Nobles, the Syndicate and the Kouhun made plans to abduct Commander Bragh, leader of the deadly Imperial Purge Troopers. It was Deathstick who outlined the plan and provided some of her assassins.
- Star Wars: Uprising (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Uprising official site
- "Launch Pad"—Star Wars Insider 160 (Picture only)
- "On the Go!"—Star Wars Insider 161 (Picture only)
- The Art of Star Wars: Uprising