Grand Moff Tarkin: Yes, I know. The Emperor is aware of your situation, fully. But, if you’re willing to kill insurgents with some collateral damage, then you would do more by commanding this second dreadnought.
Grand Admiral Thrawn: You know, I never ordered the deaths of those people, Sir. And I suspect, you know who did. All rights and privileges should go to that person. That person is the hero in all of this.
Tarkin: She is not military trained. She has not moved her way up the ranks within any formal military, nor has she organized troops on her own planet, Lothal. That would be the first step in leadership if she had done that. She has milked all the resources of Lothal to buy her way to the top.
Thrawn: Then name another in her steed.
Tarkin: Have you met Natasi Daala?
Thrawn: I know of her, but I have never met her. Is she rated to run a ship like this? If so, then I would support your efforts, pending verification.”
Tarkin: Grand Admiral, I am glad to have gotten that out of the way. I appreciate your honesty…
From Fanfic – archiveofourown.org/works/8721397/chapters/30824133