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"We are as he says. We can make no move, nor create any thought, without our master."
"Without your master? Or without a master?"
"What do you say?"
"I say that I am your new master. I will lead you until you can return to your people."
―The vassal and Pathfinder navigator Qilori — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

A Kilji male served as a vassal aboard the Kilji Illumine war cruiser Whetstone under the leader of the Illumine, Generalirius Nakirre,[1] around 18 BBY.[2] Following the Whetstone's arrival at the Unknown Regions' Sunrise system, Nakirre was killed by his former Grysk ally, Jixtus. As a result, the Kilji vassal informed the Whetstone's Pathfinder navigator, Qilori, of the consequences of having no master: that the vassals aboard the Whetstone were not able to move or think, for the Kilji beliefs they followed prevented them from doing so.[1]

Qilori announced that he was the vassals' new master and that he would lead them until they could be returned to their people. Shortly after, on Qilori's orders, the Whetstone's vassals removed the warship's peace-sealing, which sealed its weapons. Following the sealing's removal, the Whetstone fired at Jixtus' flagship, the FateSpinner, which induced Jixtus to destroy the latter warship, killing himself.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The vassal appeared in the 2021 novel Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil, the final volume in the Star Wars: The Ascendancy Trilogy written by Timothy Zahn.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 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.