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The Kilji homeland was located in the Unknown Regions and was home to the Kilji species. It was also the point of origin from which the Kilji theocratic government, the Kilji Illumine, expanded and engaged in conquests of several Unknown Regions worlds with the goal of spreading what the Illumine perceived as enlightenment.[1]

Around 18 BBY,[2] the Illumine entered an alliance with the warlike Grysk species. The Illumine's leader, Generalirius Nakirre, at one point wished to kill the Grysk agent and military leader Jixtus as revenge for the Grysk manipulation the Kilji had suffered. However, the Grysks had knowledge of both the secret location of the Illumine's Kilhorde battle fleet and—in Nakirre's opinion, even more critically—the location of the Kilji homeland. As a result, Nakirre feared that an attack on Jixtus would lead to a fleet of Grysk warships exterminating the entire Kilji species in retaliation, and he instead continued to assist with Jixtus's military campaign.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Kilji homeland was mentioned in the 2021 novel Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil, the last volume in Star Wars: The Ascendancy Trilogy by author Timothy Zahn.[1]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil
  2. The events of Thrawn: Alliances set during the Clone Wars take place after Ahsoka Tano had left the Jedi Order. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates both the end of the Clone Wars and Tano's departure from the Order to 19 BBY. As the main events of Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising take place concurrently with the Clone Wars events of Alliances, Chaos Rising must be set in 19 BBY. Furthermore, during the main events of Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil, it is established that the attack on Csilla, which is depicted as part of the main events of Chaos Rising, took place "last year." Therefore, the main events of Lesser Evil must be set around 18 BBY.
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