- "Rise, sisters. Undead sisters, rise from your sleep. The time has come. Awaken. You have been called upon."
- ―Daka, after delivering the Chant of Resurrection
Daka, also known as Old Daka, was an elderly female Nightsister who lived on Dathomir during the Clone Wars. The oldest and wisest of the Nightsisters, her knowledge of arcane magicks was unprecedented, lending her the reputation of being the most powerful member of her clan. Its leader, Mother Talzin, regarded Daka so in particular. One such ability was resurrecting the dead. The skill was notably used during the Battle of Dathomir, where the sisters stood against the vengeful Count Dooku's Confederacy of Independent Systems. The sisterhood's victory was not to be, however, as Daka was stabbed by one of Supreme Commander of the Droid Army General Grievous' lightsabers.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Daka was the oldest and wisest Dathomirian of Mother Talzin's clan, her knowledge of the ancient magicks unmatched. She resided in the Nightsister lair, the settlement of Talzin's clan, in a place known as the Hidden Cave, which could only be accessed by a spell. 
In retaliation of Asajj Ventress' betrayal and plots against him, the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems Count Dooku dispatched General Grievous and the Droid Army to wipe out the Nightsisters so they could prove no further threat. As the battle began, Ventress declared that the young would need reinforcements to survive the onslaught brought on by the droid forces. 
Talzin journeyed to the Hidden Cave, coming before Old Daka, who agreed to use a spell to unleash the undead Nightsisters as reinforcements against the droids. The undead now awake, they aided the living Nightsisters in fighting the droids. However, despite the support from the zombies, the Nightsisters were outmatched by the droid army, which pushed forward. Dooku sent Grievous directly to Talzin in order to kill her before she could complete the spell to take the Count's life. Following the source of the magick, Grievous made his way through the fortress, and had a BX-series droid commando blast through the walls of the Hidden Cave, giving him easy access. Daka was helpless to stop the General, who roughly grabbed her and drove one of his lightsabers into her chest, grievously injuring the eldest of the witches of Dathomir, and flinging her aside. With Daka's spell broken, the undead army fell to ruin, leading to the swift extermination of the rest of the Nightsisters by overwhelming droid forces.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Massacre" (First appearance)
- "Bug"—The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark (Mentioned only)
- The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark audiobook (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Collapse of the Republic
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia - Join the Battle!