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Voss Parck Meets Thrawn by wraithdt Voss Parck Meets Thrawn by wraithdt
Hi guys! This is a new set of 12 artworks I did for the new Star Wars Essential Reader's Companion. Although the dateline for this book was a lot tighter it nevertheless was an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

As with the last book I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the Reader's Companion. Enjoy!

This scene is found in a short story by Timothy Zahn called Mist Encounter and its one of my favorite fan pieces. Here Captain Voss Parck of the Victory Class Star Destroyer, Strikefast, and Colonel Barris meets Mitth'raw'nuruodo (Thrawn) for the first time. Following this event Thrawn joins the Empire and eventually becomes the Grand Admiral we all know and love, and also founder of the Empire of the Hand.

If you look closer you'll also notice that the clone troopers are wearing hybrid, transitional armor, a combination of phase II and the new stormtrooper armor.

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Published by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

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beefers Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
oh how I wish they'd simply made the Thrawn Trilogy into films for Episode 7-9.  The story is so good and would be better than what we have now.
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D-R3N Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
Daaaaaaaaaamn. Thrawn looks sexy as HELL. That hair really does it. 
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k58mXP4 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Beautiful work.
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FrindlyHoovy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Really good
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OH YES THE FATEFUL MEETING OF OBSERVER AND MOUSE.
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notroot Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Guy on the left looks like 
John Travolta
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Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist
Gah! I loved that scene in the book (least, I remember it from there). Thrawn is, and always was, one of my favorite characters from SW. :D

You captured this VERY well. 
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DarkRiku90 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually these clones have Phase II armor that was used for the first year of the Empire that was slowly being replaced by mid-18 BBY until 17 BBY, they didn't have any transitional armor.
Since this is set in 19 BBY the clones still have the Phase II armor
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WilhuffTarkinGCW Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
this is 18 BBY actually.
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Ravenhull Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
As the previous comment said, it was nice to see this moment return to canon. Just swap the clone troopers for new stormtroopers and it fits the new canon.
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WilhuffTarkinGCW Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
Actually in canon, they are still Clone troopers. So this fits perfectly.
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Narutosith Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
Wow 
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mushrambo714 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that Mist Encounter is essentially back in canon, as the first chapter of Thrawn.  Zahn knew he didn't need to change a thing
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Lisetha Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
The only problem I have with "Mist Encounter" is where the heck did Thrawn learn how to tan and sew leather to make his animal-skin clothing?  It's not just a matter of stitching together animal skins, it's actually really hard, messy, totally not intuitive if you've never done it before, and NO ONE is THAT crazy-prepared that they just learned on the off-chance someday they might need to.  I mean, okay, if anyone was that crazy-prepared, it would be Thrawn, but still.  Did they put a copy of "Living off the Land for Dummies" in the gear dropped with him?  I call no way.   (Well, also, how long was he on that planet anyway if modern advanced technology clothes wore out?)  
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Evolvana Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017   Digital Artist
It's unclear but he spent maybe years on that planet, and I guess that, knowing he would be exiled on some remote primitive planet, he brought with him many holobooks about survival and such, so it's not surprising. Maybe he failed the first times when he tried to tan leather, but after years spent there and several attempts, he ended up being good at it. Maybe he had not many modern clothes with him. Surviving and struggling in an hostile world is part of the punishment.
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Lisetha Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
I would assume in addition to the stuff (and general military basic survival) they threw in some "survival basics 101" type stuff.  He didn't get to pack, remember-he's a prisoner and gets what they give him.  But since the Chiss aren't trying to KILL him actively, they probably supplied just enough they considered it a fair chance.  But just having to resort to it argues he was there a very long time.  
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CT-7598 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
Love the transition between the Republic to the Empire
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Gorgo-the-Outlander Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
Maybe it's just me, but young Thrawn looks a bit like Nick Cave.
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Cyberdurc22 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is so impressive, love your art!
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Valkyrja-Skuld Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
This piece is so artfully done. Sorry, I couldn't help it!
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dreamweaverm Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
Ya know, I always thought, realistically, Thrawn should have faced a lot more overt racism from the Imperials then he got. I know he's The Best Ever (no argument there) but ... several high ranking officers were quite open about keeping aliens as slaves. One way Palpatine seems to have maintained his support base was by stoking racial fears. Even one who's The Best Ever should still have had to deal with a lot of species-est bullsh.

Oh well. Still great.

SO happy this character is cannon again...
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Thrawn523 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
Here's hoping that this meeting will be mentioned in Star Wars Rebels Season 3 or Timothy Zahn's upcoming book that features Thrawn. I'm so happy that he's canonized again!
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Erevidan Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2016
He got exciled by his own people for his unorthodox strategies. I don't think he cares at that point. He just wants to be himself and I personaly couldn't care less too. 
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Erevidan Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2016
Not with the Galactic Empire, but before with the Sith Empire and then much later the Fel Empire. In each case they were ACTUAL allies, meaning the Chiss had their own empire, own rules, full autonomy and were not subjugated or forced "allies" like the Galactic Empire did with it's dominions. 
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PineyCreek Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
According to the Hand of Thrawn books, Thrawn formed what was called the Empire of the Hand which was basically an extension of the Imperial Galactic Empire. As a Grand Admiral and Warlord, Thrawn formed the Empire of the Hand with Emperor Palpatine's support. I think the idea was that Thrawn was to form an autonomous empire within the Empire to form a buffer zone between the Empire proper and the rest of the Unknown Region. The Chiss Ascendency was never part of the Empire of the Hand or the Imperial Galactic Empire, but they did quietly give support through money, technology, and Chiss who basically left their home systems to join the Empire of the Hand to fight threats in the Unknown Region, kind of like how Americans joined the Royal Air Force to fight the Germans during World War II or fought for the French during World War I.

Officially the Chiss Ascendency just pretended Thrawn and his the extension of the Imperial Empire didn't exist so they had no diplomatic relations or alliance with him or the Empire. But either because Thrawn is just really charismatic or because militarily advantageous to have the protection of the Empire of the Hand from the many local threats, the Chiss did support them. Basically, it's all just kind of a grey area.
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Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
Didn't palpatine and thrawn also do this because they knew about the 'far outsiders'?
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PineyCreek Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
My memory gets a little hazy there. I believe the Chiss or at least some of the Chiss knew about the Far Outsiders. Partly it was because what the Far Outsiders were wasn't written yet when the Hand of Thrawn books were finished and Timothy Zahn never really addressed what the threats were at the time. I think Palpatine knew there was danger when he first made contact with Thrawn, but not what the specific threat was. But yes, amongst the many things the Empire of the Hand was responsible for was to prepare a first line of defense against the Far Outsiders, that was their main long term goal while the immediate was to conquer or pacify the Unknown Region through Thrawn's usual combinations of diplomacy, alliances, threats, economic dependence, and military force. This was also why Thrawn lead his grand campaign against the New Republic, to unify the galaxy so they would have a fighting chance against the Far Outsiders. Also because Thrawn desired order above all else.
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DarkCommando3 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
212th battalion troopers?
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NaruHinaFanatic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
What unit are those troopers in?
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IrishSkye Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
I love this because it shows how physically imposing he was in the books (while still being more trim than Parck, I see) and it absolutely works with the life he would have been living as an exile. Really great work!
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goblinwrecks Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
why are there clone troopers instead of storm troopers?
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CheesycheeseoCheese Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student
This is the early part of the Empire, stormtrooper armor were still not made but Clone Troopers were called Storm Troopers.
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Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
Plus Storm troopers are just recruits and not clones.
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goblinwrecks Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Okay
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CheesycheeseoCheese Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student
:D
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darthnito Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the details of the hybrid stormtrooper armor. I'm more of a cannon fan mainly because I became a star wars fan late, so I never read any of Timothy Zahns works, but this art piece really makes more curious to read his stories.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
I liked the story (as all of Zahn's stuff) and you did a great job with the first meeting here. Thrawn definitely looks like a down and out exile, and Barris has the right look of condescending curiosity. 
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MaximumVideoJustice Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The best SW bad guy is the antagonist of the true episode 7. Boo Disney, I'm not into fanfics. Legends forever!
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deathgod41 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist
they want to use Thrawn in Episodes 7-9
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Blackfalcon501 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Not possible i mean they can't Thrawn died only what 5 years after the battle of endor this movie is to be set nearly 30 years after it would upset the fans. I know the EU isn't canon but they would be shooting themselves if they added Thrawn into it as much as i would love to see him on the big screen 
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MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Bullshit, they've explicitly declared everything in the Expanded Universe non-canon. Please don't get our hopes up by spreading false information.
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ThePiedPiperofMasyaf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
By far the best picture of Thrawn ever
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ipheli Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my God, Your works are fantastic!! *_____*
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Spaceman-Chris Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... your work is awesome.  Great depiction of a young Thrawn.  I like your hybrid transitional armour too, cool idea.
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Skoll Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
damn, your work is awesome :D - *joinks* into fav with you :P
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hellbat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Excellent!
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