Dresk Kist was a female Slith who, by 0 ABY, had served as shaman of her clan for six seasons. In her role as shaman, she communicated with other Slith clans, communed with the departed spirits of her ancestors and he desert gods worshipped by the Slith. Kist also served as the First Mate of the clan's alpha male, with authority over the other females and youngsters of the clan. She was also a huntress within the clan, hunting game while others were sleeping. It was unusual for shamans to also be huntresses, but Kist excelled in both fields.