A strike-vulture was a type of vulture that the Force-sensitive Dathomirian Asajj Ventress believed were the only birds found on the planet Rattatak. They were known to strip bones clean on the planet's dust plains.
In 23 BBY, Ventress, after being freed by Count Dooku from the criminal Osika Kirske and transported to the planet Serenno, realized she was not on Rattatak anymore as she heard birds that were not strike-vultures singing.
Behind the scenes
Strike-vultures were mentioned in the audio drama Dooku: Jedi Lost, written by Cavan Scott and published on April 30, 2019. As Dooku: Jedi Lost was released as an audio-only story, the spelling of strike-vultures remained unconfirmed until it was given in the script release of the audio drama on October 1, 2019.
Notes and references
- Dooku: Jedi Lost
- Dooku: Jedi Lost script
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia - Join the Battle! places the recruitment of Asajj Ventress as Dooku's assassin to 23 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas states that A New Hope begins in 0 BBY, Ventress' recruitment must have occurred in 23 BBY.