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Question about the Mandalorians

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Question about the Mandalorians

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Grimmusings
01.01.2012 , 10:36 PM | #1
This is more out of curiosity about how things for the Mando's go with the current setting of TOR being pretty much a cold war, since one of their tenants for being a Mandalorian is to follow the Mandalore when called.

Now, with the Mandalore siding the Mando's with the Empire (Despite all the apparent stolen ships, captured/killed Imperials with bounties and all that fun) and apparently most Mandalorians following as is told by the tenants to do so, would that mean any Mandalorian clan that doesn't go help out the Imperials would be seen as dar'manda?

Has anyone seen any Mandalorian who can be still seen as a True Mando supporting the republic or similar? I'm aware a republic class gets a Mando for a companion, does that lend any insight into the subject itself by any chance?

This is mostly about finding out if you could roleplay a Mandalorian from a small, relatively unknown clan that serves with the Republic or similar, either in a soldier or mercenary capacity.

Any and all input is appreciated.

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Rikalonius
01.02.2012 , 01:00 AM | #2
I didn't know that a Republic class got a Mandalorian companion. I know the Bounty Hunter does, Torian, whom I'm trying to gear up to be my regular companion.

Anyway, Republican ideals are an anathema to the Mandalorians, so i wouldn't say they would ever be aligned with them. Mandalorians are about testing yourself in battle, so it is no wonder they've sided with the Sith. They've sided with the Sith in the past, and will do again, under the current EU lore, in the future.

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cdstephen
01.02.2012 , 01:53 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmusings View Post
This is more out of curiosity about how things for the Mando's go with the current setting of TOR being pretty much a cold war, since one of their tenants for being a Mandalorian is to follow the Mandalore when called.

Now, with the Mandalore siding the Mando's with the Empire (Despite all the apparent stolen ships, captured/killed Imperials with bounties and all that fun) and apparently most Mandalorians following as is told by the tenants to do so, would that mean any Mandalorian clan that doesn't go help out the Imperials would be seen as dar'manda?

Has anyone seen any Mandalorian who can be still seen as a True Mando supporting the republic or similar? I'm aware a republic class gets a Mando for a companion, does that lend any insight into the subject itself by any chance?

This is mostly about finding out if you could roleplay a Mandalorian from a small, relatively unknown clan that serves with the Republic or similar, either in a soldier or mercenary capacity.

Any and all input is appreciated.
The main group of Mandalorians followed Mandalore's call in helping out the Empire, but there were some people who refused, saying that they should revere the rules of Canderous (aka Mandalore the Preserver) and follow the Republic. Those that refused Mandalore's call were exiled.
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NomineImperator
01.02.2012 , 03:15 AM | #4
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If you do the Bounty Hunter quest line far enough (Taris) you deal with Mandalorians who refused the Mandalore's call, and who in fact believe that the Mandalorians ought to support the Republic and not the EMpire, as per Mandalore the Preserver (Canderous Ordo) teachings. It is also suggested (Though I have yet to outright hear it started) that the majority (if not all) of Clan Ordo itself supports the Republic. I do not know how big this clan is or what, but it's implied in some of the Tarisian Bounty Hunter quests.

Whether or not it is compatable to Mandalorian life style I will not comment, but it would also not be the first nor last time Mandalorians have supports the Republic and Republic ideals over the Empire. Keep in mind of all else Mandalorians value freedom, more even than war. Freedom is not something you find in the Empire.

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Tallian
01.02.2012 , 04:10 AM | #5
Biggest reason the Mandos tend to side against the Republic is because they like to fight Jedi. They state that there is no greater challenge for the Mandalorians than to fight against Jedi armies, so they have a habit of trying to provoke them.

However, this actually means that a 'True' Mandalorian holds the empire in contempt, because they see the Sith as weaker than the Jedi(or they would do their best to fight the sith, nothe the jedi).

If you read the book in the CE, its revealed that the current Mandalore appears to be a sith setup, which means that those serving him are the true traitors to the Mandalorian way

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Grimmusings
01.02.2012 , 01:32 PM | #6
Thanks a ton for helping me out on the subject guys, its really appreciated. I think I finally understand how Clan's such as Ordo would be seen. Cheers

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Tallian
01.02.2012 , 01:39 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmusings View Post
Thanks a ton for helping me out on the subject guys, its really appreciated. I think I finally understand how Clan's such as Ordo would be seen. Cheers
Just FYI, Clan Ordo has provided a few Mandalores over there years.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Clan_Ordo

So if they are siding with the republic, it means they seriously question whether the current Mandalore is legit, and if they do, others are likely to question him as well.

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Grimmusings
01.03.2012 , 01:08 AM | #8
Aye, I figured that there would be some other clans following Ordo in allying themselves on the republic side. Any ideas on how they would maybe act or behave if one wanted to roleplay one? I'm pretty sure that just because their the Republics allies, they're not bestest buddies. There seems to be very little information on the subject, outside of the comics/books which I unfortunately don't own.

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Tonedawgz
01.03.2012 , 02:53 AM | #9
i mean its vague but think of clone troopers, jango fett was a cultural hero and idol in his time , and one could assume that mandos of the ordo clan would act like the future clone troopers (mandos that served the republic).

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Tallian
01.03.2012 , 02:57 AM | #10
remember, the clones were altered to suppress the individualism that mandos prize. mandos themselves hated the clones, and felt jango had betrayed them by allowing himself to be cloned.

Based on KoToR, if clan Ordo rejects the Mandalore, Then they simply do not acknowledge he is mandalore. Those who follow him will try to kill them, but hey, thats not a bad thing to a mandalorian