The Spike was an underground prison located in the Aparian Wastes on the planet Serenno. The facility was built during the Clone Wars and was designed to be able to hold captive Jedi. In about 3 BBY, the spy Aveca Dunn was incarcerated in The Spike when she was captured by Serenno security forces after attempting to kidnap Count Bron Dooku. However, the Imperial Intelligence agent Jahan Cross—a former lover of Dunn—subsequently infiltrated the prison in an attempt to rescue her. After shutting off the power to the facility, so as to release all of the prisoners from their cells and thereby create a diversion, Cross and Dunn were able to escape the prison by masquerading as guards.
- Agent of the Empire—Hard Targets, Part 3 (First appearance)