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Mandalore was a planet in the Outer Rim Territories.
It was known throughout the galaxy for its fierce warrior traditions - The Old Mandalorians that attacked the Jedi during the time of the Old Republic. Several military organizations rose and fell during Mandalore's militaristic eras. The Mandalorian crusaders fought the Jedi Order and were later immortalized on mural works in the capital Sundari. At some point the group known as the Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders also came into being.
During the fall of the Old Republic, warriors from Mandalore raided the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. During the raid, ancestors of Pre Vizsla stole the Darksaber, which was then passed down through his clan.
Mandalore was eventually ravaged through centuries of warfare. The wars turned Mandalore's surface into an inhospitable desert. As a result, the population had to live inside biocube cities in order to survive. The devastation gave rise to a political group known as the New Mandalorians. They renounced Mandalore's violent past, but were opposed by militant groups and the power-struggle culminated in the Mandalorian Civil War.
During the war, two Jedi Knights, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, came to Mandalore to aid the young Duchess Satine Kryze, the leader of the New Mandalorians. Bounty hunters were sent after them and the three spent time on the run. At some point, Kenobi and Kryze left Mandalore and traveled to the planet Draboon, where they were attacked by venom-mites. After the Jedi had spent a year helping the Duchess, the civil war concluded and the Jedi departed. During the war, many Mandalorians died in the fighting, including many of the Duchess's people. Satine Kryze was left in charge with rebuilding her society, alone. The New Mandalorian faction gained dominance and banished the last of the warriors to the moon of Concordia.
During the Clone Wars, the militant organization Death Watch tried to revive the warrior tradition against the pacifists of New Mandalore. They infiltrated the peaceful society and worked to undermine the Duchess. Pre Vizsla, the governor of Concordia, was secretly the leader of Death Watch and attempted to conquer Mandalore by allying with the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The plan failed, but Vizsla gained new allies in the Shadow Collective, who went on to conquer Mandalore and imprisoned Satine Kryze.
As the Clone Wars went on, Mandalore maintained its status as a neutral planet in the galaxy-spanning conflict. However, the actions of the Shadow Collective's leader, Darth Maul, brought about a new civil war between different militant factions on Mandalore. He defeated and killed Pre Vizsla in a duel, upon demanding Vizsla's organization side with him, some warriors refused and began an insurgency against the Shadow Collective. As the conflict grew, Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived on the planet to help free Duchess Satine, but the escape attempt ended in failure and Maul killed Kryze in front of Kenobi. The Jedi was later rescued from prison by Bo-Katan Kryze, Satine's Kryze's sister and the leader of the Death Watch faction that waged war on Maul's faction. With Bo-Katan's help, Kenobi made it off-world. Later, the Siege of Mandalore occured, with Republic Clone Trooper Captain Rex aiding Ahsoka Tano in the attempt to end the civil war.
- Star Wars: Galactic Defense (Indirect mention only)
- The Mandalore Plot (First appearance)
- Voyage of Temptation (Appears in flashback(s))
- Duchess of Mandalore
- The Academy
- Assassin (Appears in flashback(s))
- Heroes on Both Sides (Mentioned only)
- A Friend in Need
- Eminence (Mentioned only)
- Shades of Reason
- The Lawless
- Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir (Mentioned only)
- Rise of the Rebels (Mentioned only)
- The Rebellion Begins (Mentioned only)
- Out of Darkness (Mentioned only)
- The Lost Commanders (Mentioned only)
- Battlefront: Twilight Company (Mentioned only)