Okay, I was really weirded out by Shawnkyr Nuruodo.. from what I was able to gather by taking a quick look at the Alien Anthology before the shop assistant told me to buy it or leave, the CHiss are ruled by 4 families, the Nuruodos being one of them. So Shawnkyr is related to Thrawn, or the concept of a family is indeed just a "house" or clan, not biological? Then would her real name be Shawnk'yrn'uruodo or some such, core name being Shawnkyr? I'd always assumed CHiss had a longer, apostrophy ridden name, and then it was shortened into a core name for familiarity. So Brosh, Stent, and Dreel all had longer names just like Thrawn/Mitth'raw'nuruodo. But now this chick has a human type name, with a first name and surname. Can someone plz explain? Also, Jag and Soontir are referring to the Syndic Mitth'raw'nurodo as if it is an existing entity.. Thrawn's dead.. what? Does the Syndic part modify Thrawn's name to mean his legacy or estate or something? Any explanation would be greatly appreciated -confused, in the southern hemisphere.