this man was the leader of the Sandral family, living on the planet Dantooine during the era of the Great Sith War. Nurik was greatly saddened when his son, Casus, was killed by kath hounds during an archaeolgical expedition to the Rakatan ruins found on the planet. To add insult to injury, Nurik discovered that his daughter, Rahasia, was in love with Shen Matale, and they had been secretly meeting together in spite of the family feud. Nurik had Shen taken captive, but the Jedi Knights intervened and freed Shen. Nurik was forced to admit the kidnapping, and he and Ahlan formed a tenuous truce after learning of their children's love for one another.