Thallonian prince Si Cwan (2342-2379) was one of only two members of the Thallonian royal family to survive the fall of the Thallonian Empire in the year 2373. He later managed to unite the worlds of the former Empire in sector 221-G into the democratic New Thallonian Protectorate.
Si Cwan was born into the Thallonian Royal family in the year 2342. By the age of seven, he was participating in ritual hunts. At the age of eight, he witnessed the total destruction of the planet and people of Rolisa, which was consumed by the ravenous Black Mass. (NF novel: Dark Allies)
Si Cwan was trained in the ways of stealth and self-defence by Jereme, a Kotati who was considered to be one of the greatest living combat masters. Also training with Jereme at that time was a human named Sientor Olivan. (NF - Excalibur novel: Requiem)
Cwan learned his first valuble lesson about Thallonian politics in 2356, when he discovered that his best friend, Zoran Si Verdin, was actually spying on him on behalf of his father, the Emperor. (NF short story: "Turning Point")
Unlike most of his family, Si Cwan was well-liked and respected by the Thallonian people. Cwan's concerns were for the welfare of the people of the Empire, and not of the Empire itself. Cwan swore that when he ruled, he would make the Empire a better place for its people. Unfortunately, he never got the chance-the Thallonian Empire fell in 2373, because of a coup against the royal family that left almost all of them dead. It was engineered in part by a neighboring hostile species, the Danteri, who had also invaded and occupied nearby Xenex, prompting a rebellion against their oppression three centuries later, led by M'k'n'zy of Calhoun, who who later become known as Mackenzie Calhoun after he joined Starfleet.
The center of Cwan's existence, the only person he truly loved, honored, and trusted, was his sister, Kalinda.
After the fall of the Thallonian Empire, Cwan appealed to Starfleet to join the USS Excalibur on its relief mission to the fallen empire. When his request was rejected by Admiral Edward Jellico, Cwan convinced Soleta, who was assigned to the Excalibur as science officer, to smuggle him aboard. After appealing directly to Captain Mackenzie Calhoun, he was allowed to stay aboard, in the role of unofficial Thallonian ambassador.
Soon after, Cwan learned that Kalinda's name was on a list of Thallonian refugees aboard the freighter Kayven Ryin. Cwan and Excalibur chief of security Lieutenant Zak Kebron investigated, only to discover Kalinda's name was planted by Zoran, who had helped bring about the deaths of Cwan's family. Zoran did confirm that Kalinda was still alive, but claimed that Cwan would never find her. (NF novels: House of Cards, Into the Void, The Two-Front War, End Game)
Si Cwan served as the Excalibur's "Ambassador" for Sector 221-G throughout her dealings with the people of Zondar, the Prometheans, the Redeemers, the Haresh and others. While on the Excalibur, Lieutenant Robin Lefler volunteered to act as his personal assistant in her off-duty hours. (NF novels: Martyr, Fire on High, Dark Allies; NF comic: "Double Time")
In late 2375, Cwan learned of a young girl on planet Montos named Riella, who could supposedly find the fabled Quiet Place. According to Thallonian legend, The Quiet Place could only be found when it "called" to a Thallonian Princess. After tracking her down, it was determined that Riella was in fact the missing Princess Kalinda, having been surgically altered and brainwashed by Zoran to accept her new identity. (NF novel: The Quiet Place)
In early 2376, Cwan learned of the brutal murder of his former teacher, Jereme. Cwan and Kalinda tracked the culprit, Cwan's class-mate with Jereme, Olivan, to Risa, where Cwan avenged his teacher’s death. (NF - Excalibur novels: Requiem, Renaissance, Restoration)
The New Thallonian ProtectorateEdit
Cwan continued his quest for a unification of the former worlds of the Empire on the USS Excalibur, which launched in mid-2376. He also became aware that his assistant, Robin Lefler, had long had romantic feelings for him, and that he shared those feelings. When Si Cwan's efforts to create a New Thallonian Protectorate finally bore fruit circa 2377, Cwan asked Robin to marry him. Robin accepted, leaving the Excalibur and accepting the position of Starfleet liaison to the Protectorate.
After sending Robin away for her own safety, Cwan discovered that Kalinda had been abducted and replaced by a shape-shifting member of the extra-dimensional Teuthis, with the intention of fomenting civil war. While Cwan tried to prevent hostilities, Fhermus used the confusion to launch a coup. Cwan was captured by Fhermus' forces, and he was unceremoniously executed in a New Thallon dungeon.
Kalinda immediately sensed her brother's death, and later, using her ability to talk to the dead, informed him of Fhermus' eventual defeat and her and Robin's ascension to power in the Protectorate. (NF novel: Missing in Action)
After the kidnap of his son, Si Cwan's ghost possessed Kalinda's body to aid in the search for him. During that time, he slept with Tania Tobias of the Excalibur. Upon the return of Cwansi, he returned to the Spirit World. (NF novel: Treason)