I do not require glory. Only results... for my Emperor.
W I P
Mitth'raw'nuruodo was born in the Unknown Regions of the galaxy. His younger days are shrouded in mystery, but he was part of the Aristocra - the ruling families of the Chiss Ascendancy. Later, Thrawn would grow to become the Commander of the Chiss Defence Fleet, also known as the Chiss Expansionary Defence Force, as the House Nuruodo was the ruling house of the Chiss Defence Fleet within the Chiss Ascendancy, as well as foreign policy and military affairs in general.
The Chiss were a secretive species, and what business the Chiss Ascendancy had in the galaxy, they kept to themselves. And on the rare occations they would interact with members of the Known Regions, they spoke in the Sy Bisti trade language. The Chiss Ascendancy had it's center region on Csilla - the Chiss homeworld. The native language here was Cheunh, which was spoken by all members of the Chiss. "It's a beautiful language to listen to. I only regret that I'll never speak it as well as a Chiss."―Jorj Car'das. Cheunh is a relatively complex, and dense, language that used comparatively few core words and an involved syntax to express ideas. In written form, Cheunh was represented ideographically, and the agglutinative features of the spoken language were reflected in the written form, which combined simpler ideograms to present more complex ideas. The Chiss found the complex nature of their tongue to be a source of pride. Humans did not share the same vocal abilities as the Chiss, which made it difficult for humans, and most other species in the galaxy, to pronounce the language correctly, even after intensive studying. However, it did follow a logical pattern. And if studied, could be understood well enough. The Chiss also used longer names than most, where the family name became part of the spoken name. For example, in Mitth'raw'nuruodo's case, his family name is Nuruodo. Most chiss, like Thrawn, however, used so called 'core names' - a shortened version of their given name. Mitth'raw'nuruodo's core name was 'Thrawn'.
"Perhaps my core name would be easier for the average fleet officer. Call me Thrawn." -
Csilla was the capital planet of the Chiss species, and the center of power in the Chiss Descendancy. It is a cold planet, covered in ice and glaciers. Remarkably unhospitable, and yet - the Chiss thrive here. Csilla was the second planet from the star of the same name. The planet was 11, 080 kilometers in diameter, had a canstant fridgid climate, and was orbited by three moons. It hosted a standard gravitational pull, only slightly weaker than optimal for human beings. The surface was covered in snowy plains, caves, and glaciers; and due to the minerals in the hydrosphere, the glaciers boasted a stunning blue color. One year equalled 462 25-hour days. The capital city was Csaplar, which was connected to all other cities on the planet via underground tube. The cities were kept warm by heat from the planet's core. Csaplar was the center of power, and here the Parliament, Expeditionary library, the House Palace, and the Chiss Defence Fleet's headquarters, as well as the four ruling families could be found. The four ruling families consisted out of House Csapla, House Nuruodo, House Inrokini, and House Sabosen.
The Chiss species was probably evolved from humans that arrive at Csilla in Sleeper Ships around 27 300 before the battle of Yavin (BBY). At this point in history, Csilla was not yet covered in ice. When the humans were re-awakened, they quickly began to colonize their new home. However, with the planet's limited rescourses, the Chiss space program. In 5 000 BBY, Csilla entered an ice age. Glaciers covered the previously warm equator, and the poles turned to solid ice. To survive, the Chiss had to build energy-efficient warrens beneath the ice, as close to the warmth of the inner planet as possible, with underground carriage travel routes to connect the various underground sections of Csilla. The iceways were bored through the bedrock of the planet, so that they were unaffected by the shifting ice found on the planet's surface.
To be continued.
A fierce leader: coming soon.