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Mandalorian Roleplay guide

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Rhys_lightning
07.11.2020 , 07:52 AM | #1
Suy'cuy Gar! Or in basic, Hello and welcome to the Role playing guide to Role play as one of the most fiercest warriors of the galaxy, the mandalorians. (Note: I'm only making this guide as can't find other guides whether none were made or got out of date, so I thought of making a helpful guide to most beginners ) Note that this is a guide based on SWTOR and legends lore, canon of keeping helmets on all times will not be in this guide.

Introduction

A mandalorian are a nomadic group of clan-based people consisting of members from multiple species and multiple genders, all bound by a common culture.

In their early years, Mandalorian culture revolved around battle, with war being a source of honor and pride in their community. The leader of the Mandalorians was known as the Mand'alor.

How things are now in SWTOR Shae Vizla is at the current time Mand'alor, and is at moment allied with the alliance. But we're here to talk on a role play guide to begin your path as a mandalorian and to follow the way of the warrior.

How does one become a mandalorian?

There are three ways of one to become a mandalorian, either you were born into a mandalorian clan, adopted to a mandalorian clan as a child, or adopted in as an adult, as mandalorians accept and train any age, but they are not mandalorian yet but are known as Young warriors, or new bloods, the young warriors must train to know the cultures traditions, code of honor, the resol'nare, once a young warrior learns all this and has passed there Verd'goten they're considered as mandalorians and adults (even if your mandalorian passed at 10 years old, is considered a respnsible adult and my drink with his/her brothers and sisters).

Mando'a

Mando'a, sometimes referred to simply as Mandalorian, was the primary language spoken by the Mandalorian culture. Elements of Mando'a were taken from the language of the ancient Taungs of Coruscant, from which the culture stemmed, evolving over time to become something unique.

The Resol'nare

The Resol'nare, or Six Actions when translated from Mando'a into Galactic Basic Standard, were the central tenets of Mandalorian life. They consisted of wearing armor, speaking the language, defending oneself and family, raising your children as Mandalorians, contributing to the clan's welfare, and when called upon by the Mand'alor, rallying to their cause.

Tradition dictated that anyone who wished to be considered Mandalorian were to abide by these guidelines and live these actions daily. Mandalorians whom did not follow the Resol'nare were considered to be dar'manda, someone who was ignorant of their Mandalorian heritage and bereft of their Mandalorian soul. The status of dar'manda was widely feared within Mandalorian society due to the belief it meant they were soulless and had no place in the Manda, the Mandalorian afterlife.

Your Mandalorian

To start things off, we'll need to know more about your mandalorian, and of what Clan he/she serves. But however based upon story and role play rules of not being tied to any key character or group in SWTOR, we can not be apart of any existing clans, so example we can not be apart of clan Fett, Vizla, Ordo, Lok, Kelborn or any exsisting clans due to risk of mixing in with the main game story, so it's advised you make your own clan, whether that character would be apart of it, or is leading it as it's Alor.

If your Mandalorian is also to be a hunter/mercenary, then he or she is allowed to hunt bounties, as this is considered acceptable as hunting and seeking a challange, but the mandalorian must remain bound to there code of honor, and credits they receive must contribute to the clans welfare or for your survival.

Equipment and Armour

For ones equipment, mandalorians are well known to be armed and equipped with various of tech, and weapons from vibro knives, vibroblades, staffs, and blasters, and even too jetpacks. Also they wear all times their armour, as a mandalorians armour is like their second skin, they keep it on all times, only exceptions to remove ones armour is when resting in your own room, home or starship, in your clan barracks or recovering in medical bay.

The armour is also important as based by it's design, some would like to keep things basic and simple, some like to creative, but in recommendation, armour pieces as Dune stalker jacket and sith cultist lower robes arn't acceptable, as mandos wont wear jackets or skirts. but however when role playing you can not wear commander vizla's arour set, as only mand'alor wears it, the armour maybe acceptable if using a different helmet, anything mandalorian design.

For the Armour, the common known material to make mandalorian armour is beskar, but due to how rare it is to acquire it, it's not possible to start with full beskar, but it's neither impossible, as a piece of beskar can be rewarded and earn't if a mandalorian achieves a great goal and is rewarded by their Alor. for now a common material most mandalorians use is Durasteel. (Note: Only mandalorians know on how to smelt and forge beskar, no outsider can know or learn how to, even if tried chances are they'll ruin the beskar making it useless, mandalorians can not share or teach a outsider on how to forge beskar).

Acceptable races

By mandalorian culture, mandalorians accept any race to their culture, but however we'll need to think outside the box, as while that is a option to all races, there are some who will not take this option based upon their own culture, religion or reason, the races that can't/wont be mandalorian and why.


-Cathar: As over three hundred years ago during the events of the mandalorian wars, the mandalorians attacked the Cathar home world of Cathar, killing every Cathar on the planet, nearly placing the people to extinction. The Cather to this day hate the mandalorians based upon the history, and there rivalry still grows.

-Sith Pureblood: While there can be some born non force sensitive, a Sith pureblood is still bound and loyal to the Empire. Of course there are some who've managed to flee the Empire, but those purebloods are most likely to be either hunted down to serve the Empire or to be killed.

-Miraluka: As the Miraluka are a race of force sensitives, they only follow the way of the force, to be either Jedi or Sith.

Can Mandalorians marry non-Mandalorians?

Yes.

As a mandalorian may seek love to someone who is not bound by mandalorian culture, but however the married partner does not become mandalorian just because they're married, nor can they wear mandalorian armour, but are allowed to learn the language and must accept the Resol'nare.

Can you be a force sensitive Mandalorian?

No.

The mandalorians see the force as a weakness not a strength, as knowing it is a other beings power, not ones true strength, and even if allowed, mandalorian have zero logic on how to train a force user. In most sense, if a Mandalorian or young warrior were to be adopted or born force sensitive, the mandalorian or young warrior would be exiled, but are not to be titled Dar'manda, but more just as a outsider. (Note: Yes, their were the mandalorian knights in the mandalorian wars. But they were Jedi who defected. And the Mandalorians only seen them as Jedi wearing armour, not true mandalorians).

Alignment

Due to Bioware's mistake upon separating the story due the chain events of KOTFE/KOTET and war on Iokath and who the alliance commander is, most struggle to say what is the canon as it's at this point the game has lost it's canon due to four different paths.

But as Mand'alor is with the alliance, the recommended and safest and logical option (based on timeline and lore) Is to have the mandalorians remain neutral, or helping the Sith Empire, as by lore logic and timeline there's no logic on to why the mandalorians would side with the republic at this current time line. Of course Mand'alor is the main leader, but it's more the case scenario for mando role players to not miss out.

Final note

Mandalorian role play is just as serious as Jedi and Sith role play, we do not linger in Cantina's making claims or boasting of hunts and achievements, as we're warriors of honor seeking honor and glory and a worthy challange, not drink the most largest ale without getting drink. So get out there, seek out a worthy challange, and bring honor and glory to your name and Clan.

Hope this guide has shared some help for Mandalorian roleplay Good hunting, and Ret'urcye mhi.

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Setokai
07.12.2020 , 01:18 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Rhys_lightning View Post
Suy'cuy Gar! Or in basic, Hello and welcome to the Role playing guide to Role play as one of the most fiercest warriors of the galaxy, the mandalorians. (Note: I'm only making this guide as can't find other guides whether none were made or got out of date, so I thought of making a helpful guide to most beginners ) Note that this is a guide based on SWTOR and legends lore, canon of keeping helmets on all times will not be in this guide.

Introduction

A mandalorian are a nomadic group of clan-based people consisting of members from multiple species and multiple genders, all bound by a common culture.

In their early years, Mandalorian culture revolved around battle, with war being a source of honor and pride in their community. The leader of the Mandalorians was known as the Mand'alor.

How things are now in SWTOR Shae Vizla is at the current time Mand'alor, and is at moment allied with the alliance. But we're here to talk on a role play guide to begin your path as a mandalorian and to follow the way of the warrior.

How does one become a mandalorian?

There are three ways of one to become a mandalorian, either you were born into a mandalorian clan, adopted to a mandalorian clan as a child, or adopted in as an adult, as mandalorians accept and train any age, but they are not mandalorian yet but are known as Young warriors, or new bloods, the young warriors must train to know the cultures traditions, code of honor, the resol'nare, once a young warrior learns all this and has passed there Verd'goten they're considered as mandalorians and adults (even if your mandalorian passed at 10 years old, is considered a respnsible adult and my drink with his/her brothers and sisters).

Mando'a

Mando'a, sometimes referred to simply as Mandalorian, was the primary language spoken by the Mandalorian culture. Elements of Mando'a were taken from the language of the ancient Taungs of Coruscant, from which the culture stemmed, evolving over time to become something unique.

The Resol'nare

The Resol'nare, or Six Actions when translated from Mando'a into Galactic Basic Standard, were the central tenets of Mandalorian life. They consisted of wearing armor, speaking the language, defending oneself and family, raising your children as Mandalorians, contributing to the clan's welfare, and when called upon by the Mand'alor, rallying to their cause.

Tradition dictated that anyone who wished to be considered Mandalorian were to abide by these guidelines and live these actions daily. Mandalorians whom did not follow the Resol'nare were considered to be dar'manda, someone who was ignorant of their Mandalorian heritage and bereft of their Mandalorian soul. The status of dar'manda was widely feared within Mandalorian society due to the belief it meant they were soulless and had no place in the Manda, the Mandalorian afterlife.

Your Mandalorian

To start things off, we'll need to know more about your mandalorian, and of what Clan he/she serves. But however based upon story and role play rules of not being tied to any key character or group in SWTOR, we can not be apart of any existing clans, so example we can not be apart of clan Fett, Vizla, Ordo, Lok, Kelborn or any exsisting clans due to risk of mixing in with the main game story, so it's advised you make your own clan, whether that character would be apart of it, or is leading it as it's Alor.

If your Mandalorian is also to be a hunter/mercenary, then he or she is allowed to hunt bounties, as this is considered acceptable as hunting and seeking a challange, but the mandalorian must remain bound to there code of honor, and credits they receive must contribute to the clans welfare or for your survival.

Equipment and Armour

For ones equipment, mandalorians are well known to be armed and equipped with various of tech, and weapons from vibro knives, vibroblades, staffs, and blasters, and even too jetpacks. Also they wear all times their armour, as a mandalorians armour is like their second skin, they keep it on all times, only exceptions to remove ones armour is when resting in your own room, home or starship, in your clan barracks or recovering in medical bay.

The armour is also important as based by it's design, some would like to keep things basic and simple, some like to creative, but in recommendation, armour pieces as Dune stalker jacket and sith cultist lower robes arn't acceptable, as mandos wont wear jackets or skirts. but however when role playing you can not wear commander vizla's arour set, as only mand'alor wears it, the armour maybe acceptable if using a different helmet, anything mandalorian design.

For the Armour, the common known material to make mandalorian armour is beskar, but due to how rare it is to acquire it, it's not possible to start with full beskar, but it's neither impossible, as a piece of beskar can be rewarded and earn't if a mandalorian achieves a great goal and is rewarded by their Alor. for now a common material most mandalorians use is Durasteel. (Note: Only mandalorians know on how to smelt and forge beskar, no outsider can know or learn how to, even if tried chances are they'll ruin the beskar making it useless, mandalorians can not share or teach a outsider on how to forge beskar).

Acceptable races

By mandalorian culture, mandalorians accept any race to their culture, but however we'll need to think outside the box, as while that is a option to all races, there are some who will not take this option based upon their own culture, religion or reason, the races that can't/wont be mandalorian and why.


-Cathar: As over three hundred years ago during the events of the mandalorian wars, the mandalorians attacked the Cathar home world of Cathar, killing every Cathar on the planet, nearly placing the people to extinction. The Cather to this day hate the mandalorians based upon the history, and there rivalry still grows.

-Sith Pureblood: While there can be some born non force sensitive, a Sith pureblood is still bound and loyal to the Empire. Of course there are some who've managed to flee the Empire, but those purebloods are most likely to be either hunted down to serve the Empire or to be killed.

-Miraluka: As the Miraluka are a race of force sensitives, they only follow the way of the force, to be either Jedi or Sith.

Can Mandalorians marry non-Mandalorians?

Yes.

As a mandalorian may seek love to someone who is not bound by mandalorian culture, but however the married partner does not become mandalorian just because they're married, nor can they wear mandalorian armour, but are allowed to learn the language and must accept the Resol'nare.

Can you be a force sensitive Mandalorian?

No.

The mandalorians see the force as a weakness not a strength, as knowing it is a other beings power, not ones true strength, and even if allowed, mandalorian have zero logic on how to train a force user. In most sense, if a Mandalorian or young warrior were to be adopted or born force sensitive, the mandalorian or young warrior would be exiled, but are not to be titled Dar'manda, but more just as a outsider. (Note: Yes, their were the mandalorian knights in the mandalorian wars. But they were Jedi who defected. And the Mandalorians only seen them as Jedi wearing armour, not true mandalorians).

Alignment

Due to Bioware's mistake upon separating the story due the chain events of KOTFE/KOTET and war on Iokath and who the alliance commander is, most struggle to say what is the canon as it's at this point the game has lost it's canon due to four different paths.

But as Mand'alor is with the alliance, the recommended and safest and logical option (based on timeline and lore) Is to have the mandalorians remain neutral, or helping the Sith Empire, as by lore logic and timeline there's no logic on to why the mandalorians would side with the republic at this current time line. Of course Mand'alor is the main leader, but it's more the case scenario for mando role players to not miss out.

Final note

Mandalorian role play is just as serious as Jedi and Sith role play, we do not linger in Cantina's making claims or boasting of hunts and achievements, as we're warriors of honor seeking honor and glory and a worthy challange, not drink the most largest ale without getting drink. So get out there, seek out a worthy challange, and bring honor and glory to your name and Clan.

Hope this guide has shared some help for Mandalorian roleplay Good hunting, and Ret'urcye mhi.
Just as an FYI, there is actually one mandalorian that is force sensitive
https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Tarre_Vizsla
http://www.swtor.com/r/xlcFwx
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Rhys_lightning
07.12.2020 , 02:51 AM | #3
Yes but however

1) thats a character in canon, not legends. SWTOR is in Legends
2) He was born somewhere in the 1000bby we're in the 3000+ bby
3) making the 'mandalorian jedi' breaks everything in mandalorian lore, both legends and canon

This is mainly the default rp guide for those wishing to try mando rp

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DaZeeZee
07.12.2020 , 11:07 AM | #4
One of the NPCs in the great hunt story a rival hunter, is a cathar woman.

One may question her morals, due to what the mandalorians did to her people, but there are always exceptions.

as for Miraluka, they dont have to be force users at all. what a ridiculous notion. they may be more likely to seek that way of life, but any race can easily be anything. to think otherwise is to be as racist as most imperials.

Also all of the PCs could easily be force sensitive. there is a big difference between that and force user.

Not every force sensitive can willingly use the force. or even get visions from it. the force is with every living being in the galaxy, aware, or not aware, force sensitives come in more forms than those which get sent to tython and korriban.

This guide is clearly written by someone who has an incredibly narrow view. while it has some useful information, I advise people not to take it at face value when "rules" are laid down.

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Rhys_lightning
07.12.2020 , 12:48 PM | #5
Wow no need to be rude about. it's as said a basic guide, it's like saying I would advise others to not follow your salty response, for t least try to keep it simple and civil