- "Captain Parck, I'm told you bring me a gift."
"I do, Your Majesty. A warrior reportedly of a race known as the Chiss."
- ―Captain Parck introduces Thrawn to Emperor Palpatine
During the Age of the Empire, Parck was forced to investigate a planet when an alien settlement was spotted, in accordance with the Empire's Unknown Alien protocols. When Imperial forces were sent down to the planet, the alien started attacking the investigating forces. Colonel Barris, the senior troop commander on the Strikefast, later evacuated forces on the planet as the death count rose. When Parck discovered the returned troop transport, he turned the lights of the Strikefasts hangar bay off. Soon the alien emerged from the ship, where they had been hiding, hoping to steal another and escape. Parck arrested the alien, who revealed himself as the Chiss Thrawn. Cadet Eli Vanto explained to Parck the legends surrounding the Chiss, and so the captain brought Thrawn to Coruscant, capital planet of the Empire, as a gift for Emperor Sheev Palpatine. Parck was rewarded for his efforts in capturing Thrawn, as the Emperor was impressed with the potential of the Chiss.
- Thrawn (First appearance)