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- "Captain Rooks… contact the Mandalore… I will give him the terms of his surrender."
- ―Ulic Qel-Droma to Rooks
Rooks was a Human male and a captain in the service of the Krath during the era of the Great Sith War. Rooks commanded a Krath patrol ship, and in 3996 BBY, he served on a Krath command yacht under two of the Krath's leaders; fallen Jedi Knight-turned-Sith Lord Ulic Qel-Droma and his lover Aleema Keto. While Rooks was present on the command yacht, the Tetan fleet came under attack from a Mandalorian strike force, commanded by their leader Mandalore the Indomitable. After the Mandalorians caused some damage to the Tetans, Qel-Droma ordered Rooks to open up a line of communication with the Mandalore. Rooks obeyed the Sith's order, and established a video feed to the Mandalore's flagship. The Mandalore took the opportunity to challenge Qel-Droma to single combat, an offer the Jedi accepted.
Behind the scenesEdit
Rooks made his first and only appearance in the first issue of the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi comic book series, written by Kevin J. Anderson and released in 1995. In Rooks' only appearance in the issue, he was illustrated by Dario Carrasco, Jr. Rooks was also given mentions in the Star Wars Encyclopedia and The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.
- Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War 1: Edge of the Whirlwind (First appearance)