- "The Cheunh word is ozyly-esehembo. In Basic, it translates to 'sky-walker.'"
- ―Thrawn, to Darth Vader
The title of ozyly-esehembo was a Cheunh word for Force-sensitive Chiss navigators, which translated to Galactic Basic as "sky-walker." Grand Admiral Thrawn, a Chiss, recounted his confusion when meeting the similarly named Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars after he had asked Darth Vader to use the Force to navigate the Chimaera. Sky-walkers were Chiss females, usually between the ages of seven and fourteen, though former sky-walker Mitth'ali'astov recalled the power sometimes lasted until age fifteen. Additionally, the power could sometimes fade ahead of schedule, as occurred to Thalias herself. She lost her abilities at age thirteen. In one rare case, it could sometimes be retained as old as twenty two.
Sky-walkers used what was called Third Sight to navigate through difficult territory in the Unknown Regions. They significantly shorten the periods of time required to travel, taking only a few days where a jump by jump journey took multiple weeks. All Sky-walkers were accompanied by a Caregiver. After their Third Sight faded away, many sky-walkers went on to become merit adoptives of important Chiss families. Sky-walkers were taken from their families to be trained as soon as they were found to possess Third Sight. Mitth'raw'nuruodo's sister was taken away to be a sky-walker when she was five. Some sky-walker training was done on the The Expansionary Fleet Complex on Naporar.
When it was thought that sky-walkers were losing their gift, they would be tested within the Ascendancy. A rarer ability that only some sky-walkers had was a form of telepathy, which the Chiss called Second Sight.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising
- Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising audiobook
- Thrawn: Alliances (First mentioned)
- Thrawn: Treason (First appearance)