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A dark cheese blend was edible to members of the Chiss species. It was a favorite food of Senior Captain Xodlak'in'daro, also known by her core name "Lakinda," of the Chiss Expansionary Defense Fleet. Lakinda kept a private stockpile of the cheese aboard her Chiss heavy cruiser Grayshrike.[1]

Around 18 BBY,[2] Chiss Senior Captain Mitth'raw'nuruodo "Thrawn" had been sent to the planet Rapacc, and Admiral Ar'alani dispatched Lakinda to the Rapacc system to deliver a message to Thrawn. Lakinda attempted to bribe the Grayshrike's young sky-walker navigator Bet'nih with a bar of the cheese to induce the girl to navigate faster. Bet'nih enjoyed the cheese, but Lakinda's bribery did not expedite their hyperspace journey.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The dark cheese appeared in the 2021 novel Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good, the second installment of Timothy Zahn's Star Wars: The Ascendancy Trilogy.[1]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good
  2. The events of Thrawn: Alliances set during the Clone Wars take place after the trial and exoneration of Ahsoka Tano. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates both the end of the the Clone Wars and the trial and exoneration of Ahsoka Tano to 19 BBY. As some of the events in Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising take place concurrently with Thrawn: Alliances, they must therefore take place around the year 19 BBY. Furthermore, Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good establishes that the attack on the Paataatus, which was depicted in Chaos Rising, took place "last year." Therefore, the events of Greater Good must take place around 18 BBY.
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