- "I remember the day we were forced to give you up, to protect the clan. Your sacrifice has never been forgotten."
- ―Mother Talzin recalls giving up Asajj Ventress to Hal'Sted
Hal'Sted was a male Siniteen criminal on the planet of Rattatak. At an unknown time before the outbreak of the Clone Wars, he traveled to Dathomir, where he met the Nightsister mother Talzin, who chose to hand a newborn Dathomirian Asajj over to him in order to protect her clan. After leaving the planet, he returned to Rattatak to raise Asajj as a slave. Some time later, Hal'Sted later killed by Weequay pirates.
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