Last month when I posted my Thrawn: Alliances instant reaction (which you can see here), there was one part of the novel that was incredibly unclear for me. I’ve been talking with some people online and with friends who read the book, and we have been going back and forth about this point.
I got to meet Timothy Zahn at Dragon Con, and I got a clarification on this point. It’s below the cut for spoiler reasons.
Even if has different wording, it would still fit headcanons just the same.
Why, even if it was a “ruse” would the Aristocra have say the have “exiled” Thrawn?