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Chuut-Riit was a Kzin Hero, admiral, warlord, strategist and statesman, as well as a son of the Kzin Patriarch. He is bet known for his time as Commander of the Third Fleet that was assembled to invade the Sol system. As Commander of the fleet, he was de facto ruler of all Kzin in the Alpha Centauri system, including Wunderland, Tiamat and the Serpent Swarm. Chuut-riit used his influence to revise Kzin tactics and institute many changes in the ways that humans and Kzin interacted on the occupied worlds. Due to his close study of human beings and their behavior, many Kzin came to perceive him as being tainted, and questioned the wisdom of his policies. To most Kzin however, Chuut-Riit was recognized as a brilliant strategist and brave Hero, who would inevitably lead them to success over their monkey foes. He was also considered by humans to be a grave threat and as such the UNSN resorted to extreme measure in an attempt to eliminate him before he had a chance to launch the Third Fleet. His premature demise at the hands of his own children led to a period of unrest in the Alpha Centauri system and bought mankind valuable time that may very well have determined the outcome of the First Man-Kzin War.

Biography Edit

Little is known of Chuut-Riit's early life and military career. He was known to be directly related to the Patriarch, which automatically gave him the right to a name and a fair degree of prestige.[1] By the year 2392 CE, roughly twenty-five years after the Angel's Pencil incident he had attained the rank of High Conquest Commander of the Kzin Admiralty, and had attained a reputation as a fierce and loyal Hero of the Patriarchy. He arrived on Hssin in 2396 with a small armada that would be the nucleus of the future Third Fleet. His plan was to conscript all available ships, Heroes, Jotoki slaves, and resources that he could in order to assemble a fearsome fleet before proceeding on to Wunderland, which would serve as the ultimate staging ground for the invasion of Sol.

Governor of Wunderland Edit

As Commander of the Third Fleet coming to invade the Sol System he was in direct command of all Kzin on the Wunderland system and its adjacent colonies. Chuut-riit was a genius and master tactician who saw early-on the folly of the Kzin's "scream then leap" strategy. He made the study of human behavior a lifelong endeavor and encouraged his subordinates, including Traat-Admiral, to do the same. Over time he adapted his strategies and even his lifestyle in response to his ever growing understanding of his human enemies. He even went as far as entrusting some of his human slaves such as Henrietta with great responsibilities and freedom. These actions caused some of the Kzin under his command, to question his loyalties and even his liver, but in general Chuut-riit maintained a high level of respect, even among his enemies.[1][2]

Death Edit

The UN had learned of Chuut-Riit's prowess and endeavored to have him killed before his invasion plans could be finalized. This task was finally accomplished in 2419 C.E when Chuut-Riit was slaughtered and eaten by his own children. As a result of sabotage conducted by ARM agents they had been locked away in their room in his fortress for days without any food or outside contact and had been mostly driven mad by the ordeal.[3] Chuut-Riit's assassination set the stage for the U.N. led Liberation of Wunderland. Prior to the implementation of the faster-than-light drive this was the single most pivotal event in determining the outcome of the Man-Kzin War, as the human's resources had been badly depleted leaving them with very weakend defenses back in the Sol System.[3]

Legacy Edit

Descendents Edit

Unlike most of his siblings, Chuut-Riit's son Vaemar survived both the death of his father and the later Liberation of Wunderland. He went on to sire several offspring who had children of their own.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Survivor - Donald Kingsbury (Man-Kzin Wars IV)
  2. Music Box - Hal Colebatch (Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jerry Pournelle & S.M Stirling - The Children's Hour (Man-Kzin Wars II)
  4. Hal Colebatch & Jessica Q Fox - Treasure Planet (novel)

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