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"I am Admiral Ar'alani of the Chiss Defense Fleet."
―Ar'alani, to Eli Vanto[src]

Ar'alani was a Chiss female admiral who served in the Expansionary Defense Fleet of the Chiss Ascendancy during the reign of the Galactic Empire.[1]

Shortly after the Battle of Batonn, Commander Eli Vanto of the Imperial Navy, defected to the Ascendancy under the guidance of Grand Admiral Mitth'raw'nuruodo. When reaching the Ascendancy, Vanto came across Ar'alani's ship, the Steadfast,[2] and contacted Vanto asking if he was the one. Vanto confirmed he was and told her that Thrawn had believed he would be of help to the Chiss Ascendancy. Ar'alani told him they would find out together if he was right.[1]

Following Thrawn and Darth Vader's rescue of Force-sensitive Chiss girls from the Grysk, Ar'alani informed Thrawn that she would return the children to their families. Ar'alani also promised to bolster the defenses of the colony world from which the children were taken.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Ar'alani first appeared in canon in the 2017 novel Thrawn[1] and was first pictured in the sixth issue of the comic series Star Wars: Thrawn, the adaptation of the book which was released in 2018.[4] Before that, Ar'alani appeared in Star Wars Legends, in the 2006 novel Outbound Flight.[5]


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