- "…assassination…is a kind of sculpting, chipping away what is not needed."
- ―Ke Daiv
Ke Daiv was a male Blood Carver assassin who lived during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. In the service of Wilhuff Tarkin, and dispossessed by his own people, he had the unfortunate distinction, in 29 BBY, of being the "first personal kill" of Anakin Skywalker, then a 12-year-old Jedi Padawan on a mission to Zonama Sekot with his Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
An orphan, Daiv was adopted into the family of one of the last Blood Carver clans. The clan leader commanded Daiv to take the son of his benefactor on a ritual feragriff hunt on one of Coruscant's moons, despite the fact it was prophesied he would die of a head wound. Daiv accidentally killed the young Blood Carver with a stray shot to the head, for which he was exiled from his tribe.
He was hired by dissident members of the Trade Federation to kill Jedi Padawan Anakin Skywalker for his role in the Battle of Naboo. In 29 BBY, he very nearly killed Anakin during a Pit race in the Wicko District Garbage Pit. However, Anakin's mentor, Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, arrived just in time to foil his attempt to kill Anakin. Ke Daiv barely managed to escape from the encounter with his life. Shortly after Daiv's failure to kill Anakin during the garbage pit race, Wilhuff Tarkin sent him to Zonama Sekot with Raith Sienar, with orders to kill Sienar if he deviated from Tarkin's plan. However, Sienar convinced Daiv to ignore Tarkin's orders, and sent him to buy one of Zonama Sekot's organic starships. The Seed-partners rejected him, so instead he kidnapped Skywalker and a young native girl, Jabitha. He threatened Jabitha's life in order to force Skywalker to take him on his own Sekotan starship. During this time, Tarkin launched his attack on the planet. Daiv forced Skywalker to fly to the Magister's Palace to refuel the ship. Once there, Skywalker, weaponless, killed Daiv by the sheer power of the Force, an action he regretted.
- Rogue Planet (First appearance)
- Anakin: Apprentice (First pictured)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars novel (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic III: Reunion (Indirect mention only)
- "Who's Who in the Jedi Order"—Star Wars Insider 62 (Indirect mention only)
- Ultimate Alien Anthology
- The Essential Reader's Companion