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Titles Your Normalness,[1] Unexalted One Who Is Not King,[2], Unexalted One [2]
World Kitsen homeworld
Universe Cytoverse
Featured In Skyward (series)
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Hesho is a kitsen captain and the former king of an absolute monarchy of his species.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

Hesho has white fur with a pattern in red on his snout and ears.[3]

Attributes and Abilities[edit]

Hesho has skill in poetry. He introduces himself as a "humble poet" and claims that he would have been a poet in another life.[4][5]


King Hesho[edit]

Hesho's kingdom took up over a third of the kitsen home planet. Three weeks before traveling to Starsight, he stepped away from the throne, becoming instead a member of the kitsen democratic assembly and a ship captain.[6][5] Hesho's status as former king of his people is somewhat questionable, as he seems to bear the title in all but name,[3] and the new senate tends to unanimously vote against his wishes in an apparent attempt to prove that they are independent.[5] He is determined to convince all around him that he is no longer the monarch of his people.[7]

Captain Hesho[edit]

Hesho travels to Starsight with a contingent of around fifty of his former subjects, including his shield bearer, Kauri, and a senator, Aria, to prove that their race is worthy of primary citizenship within the Superiority.[8][4] He forms a friendship with Spensa, which eventually morphs into an alliance. This alliance survives past Hesho's death at the hands of Brade during the Winzik's attack on Detritus.[9] Kauri takes command of the Swims Against the Current in a Stream Reflecting the Sun following his death, though it is unclear whether she was formally designated as his successor as the kitsen's captain or if she simply temporarily took command until the end of the battle.[9]

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