Veraslayn Kast was a human female artist from the planet Mandalore. A supporter of the Death Watch splinter group and its leader, Pre Vizsla, Kast created art showcasing Mandalorian soldiers in action. She died in the year 19 BBY during the civil war on her homeworld that pitted Mandalorians loyal to the Shadow Collective criminal alliance, of which Death Watch was a founding member, against those who opposed it.
Biography[edit | edit source]
A human female, Veraslayn Kast was an artist from the planet Mandalore who supported the Death Watch, a Mandalorian terrorist splinter group that opposed the pacifist New Mandalorian government on Mandalore. One of her pieces of art, a propaganda poster, depicted several Death Watch soldiers in action amidst a city and flames, one of several pieces showcasing Mandalorian warriors partaking in battle for the first time in ages.
Kast followed Death Watch leader Pre Vizsla during the Clone Wars, a conflict that saw the rise of the Shadow Collective, a criminal alliance that Death Watch was the first to join. With the aid of the rest of the Shadow Collective, Death Watch managed to seize control of Mandalore in the year 19 BBY; however, Vizsla was slain after betraying the Collective's leader, the Sith Lord Darth Maul, who proclaimed himself the new leader of Death Watch, prompting some members of the organization to reject his rule.
Kast perished during the ensuing civil war on her homeworld, which pitted Mandalorians still loyal to the Shadow Collective against those who opposed Maul's rule. At the Clone Wars' conclusion, the Galactic Empire came into being, and the organization's Imperial Super Commandos, Mandalorian soldiers who served the Empire, destroyed much of the late Kast's work.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Veraslayn Kast was mentioned in the 2016 book Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy, written by Pablo Hidalgo.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy (First mentioned)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
- Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy states that Veraslayn Kast died in the civil war on Mandalore, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Eminence"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shades of Reason"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lawless"
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars Rebels – "Imperial Supercommandos"