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"I am Admiral Ar'alani of the Chiss Defense Fleet."

Ar'alani, also known as Irizi'ar'alani "Ziara",[2] was a Chiss female admiral who served in the Expansionary Defense Fleet of the Chiss Ascendancy during the reign of the Galactic Empire. She was the commander of the Steadfast.


Admiral Ar'alani was a high-ranking officer in the Chiss Ascendancy Expansionary Defense Fleet at the time of the Galactic Empire's reign.[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. Journeying into the Unknown Regions, Vanto came across Ar'alani's ship, the Steadfast, and informed the admiral that he had been sent by Thrawn to aid the Ascendancy. Ar'alani allowed the former Imperial officer to join her ship's crew and assigned him to data analysis.[3]

Following Thrawn and Darth Vader's rescue of Force-sensitive Chiss girls from the Grysks, 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.[4]

Skills and abilitiesEdit


Admiral Ar'alani was a Chiss female.

Ar'alani was a master tactician. She was very patient, known to wait for days or even weeks for the right time to take action. She was fluent in the Chiss primary language Cheunh, as well as the trade languages Meese Caulf[3] and Sy Bisti.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Ar'alani first appeared in canon in the 2017 novel Thrawn[1] and was first pictured in the sixth and final issue of the comic series Star Wars: Thrawn, the adaptation of the book which was released in 2018.[5] Before that, Ar'alani appeared in Star Wars Legends, in the 2006 novel Outbound Flight.[6]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Thrawn
  2. 2.0 2.1 TwitterLogo Del Rey (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter: "When the #ThrawnAscendancy trilogy begins, you'll be going beyond the galaxy far, far away.... into a new world of stories. Take a look at the Dramatis Personae along with helpful info about the Chiss Ascendancy, both included inside #StarWar #ChaosRising." (screenshot)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thrawn: Treason
  4. Thrawn: Alliances
  5. Thrawn 6
  6. Outbound Flight
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