this balding, heavy-set man was once the leader of the Crimson Nova chapter of the Bounty Hunter's Guild, during the last decades of the Old Republic. When he got too old to actively participate in hunts, he turned the chapter over to his own apprentice, the Cathar female known as Mika. Many claimed that he lost his nerve when he lost his right arm in a fight with a Jedi, but Stroth only used the experience to deepen his understanding of the galaxy. Stroth remained a leader within the Crimson Nova chapter, tempering Mika's fiery anger with his own patience. When Mika accepted Kh'aris Fenn's contract to hunt down Jedi Knights for the Separatists, Stroth was strongly against the idea, citing decades of bounty hunter policy on the matter. However, his own arguments held little weight with Mika, whose parents had been killed by the Jedi, albeit during an illegal death-stick dealing operation. He correctly assumed that the Jedi would eventually discover the source of the bounties and hunt down Crimson Nova, but Mika refused to back down. When Mace Windu and several other Jedi finally arrived at The Rig, Stroth was forced to stun Mika into submission to ensure that she didn't get herself killed in the fight. He then turned Mika over to the Jedi for questionning, and provided the Jedi with the name of their benefactor, Kh'aris Fenn. Stroth also agreed to terminate the agreement Crimson Nova had with Kh'aris, to put an end to the hunting of the Jedi.