The Chiss Ascendancy was the government of the Chiss people in the Unknown Regions. A legendary people with a fearsome reputation shrouded in myth and legend, the Chiss were renowned as proud warriors and fiercely loyal to each other. They lived by a strict code of conduct which-at roughly the time of the Clone Wars-prevent preemptive action against possible threats. It was for his disregard of this code that Mitth'raw'nuruodo, a Chiss officer, was exiled to a hostile planet where he was later discovered by the Galactic Empire.