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|Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:16 pm Post subject: Mandalore (Canon)
The homeworld of the Mandalorian Humans, a fearsome and warmongering people who fought the Jedi and sacked their temple during the fall of the Old Republic. Wearing distinctive armor, they were feared throughout the galaxy.
Years of war left the planet inhospitable, forcing the Mandalorians to live within domed cities. A pacifist regime came to power at the end of these wars, led by Duchess Satine Kryze, while those who refused to give up their warrior ways were exiled to the moon Concordia. During the Clone Wars, the New Mandalorians were overthrown by Darth Maul's Shadow Collective, though the Galactic Empire would occupy the planet after the war's end.
The ancient Mandalorians fought in many conflicts, often against the Jedi Order. During the fall of the Old Republic, these commandos raided the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, seizing the darksaber. 1000 years later, it had ended up in the possession of Pre Vizsla, leader of Death Watch. After centuries of war, the once beautiful surface of Mandalore was reduced to an endless desert. This event would cause many to turn their back on violence, giving rise to the New Mandalorians.
Prior to the Trade Federation's Invasion of Naboo, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi spent a year on Mandalore protecting Duchess Satine Kryze during the Mandalorian Civil War. The three were pursued by bounty hunters, and were constantly on the move. During this time, Kenobi and Kryze formed a romantic attachment. The war killed the majority of Mandalore's population. When the young Duchess returned, she was forced to rebuild her world without the Jedi's assistance, as they were reassigned shortly after the conflicts end. Mandalore exiled their remaining warriors to their moon Concordia, where they were believed to have died out sometime later.
The Clone Wars
The Clone Wars saw Mandalore declare neutrality between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. However, a splinter group known as Death Watch who wished to return Mandalore to the ways of it's ancestors, secretly led by Concordia's governor Pre Vizsla, attempted to take back Mandalore with Separatist assistance. After bombing the Peace Park in Mandalore's capital of Sundari/Canon, Duchess Satine and Jedi Master Obi-wan Kenobi departed to Concordia to investigate, as the bomber was from the province. There they discovered Death Watch's secret staging ground, and that Pre Vizsla was their leader. Barly escaping with their lives, the two return to Mandalore. After joining with Darth Maul as part of his Shadow Collective, Death Watch launched a coup against Duchess Kryze and took control of Mandalore.
After the conclusion of the Clone Wars, Mandalore was occupied by the newly formed Galactic Empire, which established a campus there for training military cadets.
Mandalore was inhabited by a group of Humans know as Mandalorians. During the period when the Old Republic ruled the galaxy, these super commandos were a martial people, living in warrior clans. They had a strong sense of honor, though some would later become mercenaries. However, centuries of war laid waste to Mandalore's surface, leading to the New Mandalorians, a faction that opposed the violent ways of their ancestors. This schism caused to the Mandalorian Civil War, which resulted in the warrior clans being exiled to Concordia, Mandalore's moon, where they were assumed to have died out. However, the conflict killed most of the planet's population.
During the Clone Wars, Mandalore was led by Duchess Satine Kryze.
Region: Outer Rim Territories
Trade Route(s): -
Orbital Position: 5
Moon(s): 2 (Concordia)
Length of Day: 19 standard hours
Length of Year: 366 standard days
Starport(s): 2 Standard Class
Atmosphere: Type IV
Primary Terrain: Desert, domed-cities
Points of Interest: Imperial Academy, Peace Park
Native Flora: -
Native Fauna: -
Native Species: -
Immigrated Species: Humans
Population: 4 million (81% humanm, 19% other)
Languages: Mando'a, Galactic Basic Standard
Government: Duchess, Prime Minister, Imperial governor
Tech Level: Space
Planet Function: Homeworld
Major Cities: Sundari
Major Exports: -
Major Imports: -
Affiliation: New Mandalorians, Galactic Republic, Shadow Collective, Death Watch, Galactic Empire
Imperial Academy (Mandalore): was operated by the Galactic Empire. Sabine Wren attended the Imperial Academy before turning against the Empire and joining the rebels. During her time at this academy, Wren encountered a number of Imperial officials that she felt enjoyed being arrogant. She compared them unfavorably with Commandant Cumberlayne Aresko. The Academy had a language unit, which Wren was the fastest cadet in her class to complete during espionage training.
Peace Park: a public shrine in Sundari, the capital city of the planet Mandalore. During the Clone Wars, it was attacked by Death Watch insurgents who opposed the New Mandalorian government. It was later attacked by Black Sun and the Pyke Syndicate, as part of a Shadow Collective plot to take over Mandalore.
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