The Mandalorian is the new tv series written by Jon Favreau and produced by Lucasfilm, distributed on November 12, 2019 on the Disney + streaming platform. The series will have a very fast release for the first three episodes, going up to two episodes a week, breaking the classic weekly or full distribution system introduced by Netflix.
Since many have not yet seen the episode when this guide is released, we thought not to do a spoiler review. We will follow the series by telling you the background and everything you might not know about the world of Star Wars. You are ready? Welcome to the Mandalorian.
When is the series set?
The series is set in the years that separate episode VI from VII. The Galactic Empire has fallen and the New Republic is being born in its place. However, it is a transition that does not happen peacefully or quickly, leaving many more gray areas in the galaxy than when the Empire extended its shadow everywhere. Always in Star Wars where there is gray there are smugglers and bounty hunters, both very dear to criminal cartels like the Hutt.
Who are the Mandalorians?
The Mandalorians are a nomadic and warrior people from the Star Wars universe. They have a clan structure, originally formed from different species, and rarely come together under one leader. They are known to be exceptional fighters, probably the best in the galaxy, both in physical and tactical military terms. They come from the planet Mandalore, once the headquarters of their empire and now a distant home in which to never return.
Did they fight in the Clone Wars?
They were almost completely absent during the Clone Wars, as we can see in Clone Wars, due to the pacifist and non-interventionist streak of its leader Satine. However it can be said in all respects that the Mandalorians fought in the war as clones, since the original genetic code came from Jango Fett, a well-known bounty hunter.
What do we know about their story?
Although there is little truly canonical left over them, we know that many centuries before the destruction of the Black Death the Mandalorians declared war on the Republic, kicking off the Mandalorian Wars. Unfortunately, since Knights of the Old Republic is no longer canonical, we cannot say who defeated the warrior people par excellence.
What is Darksaber?
The Darksaber is a lightsaber with a black colored blade. It was created by the first Mandalorian to be admitted to the Jedi order. His name was Tarre Vizsla and he was a very honored master, to the point that his sword was preserved over time in memory of his deeds. It is seen as a symbol of power over Mandalore, to the point of being able to unite the clans under a single guide. Being a warrior society, the Mandalorians hand down their weapons as a sign of authority and strength.
Its very particular crystal establishes a bond with the sword user. Unlike the other kyber, however, this reacts to the swordsman's moods, releasing electric shocks along the blade in case of particular emotions.
What is Beskar and why is it so important?
In the first episode of “The Mandalorian” we see the protagonist reacting with particular interest to the promise of a Beskar ingot, which the customer defines by right as belonging to the Mandalorians. It is a metal from the Star Wars universe that is capable of withstanding blaster hits, as will be seen later in the episode, and has the particular ability to resist lightsaber hits. It is believed that at one time, probably during the Mandalorian Wars, the inhabitants of the planet had entire armor created with this metal, which has become increasingly rare over the centuries. It goes without saying that a technically superior army with armor impenetrable to blasters and lightsabers must have put the Republic in serious trouble.
Do you want to find out more? here is the Link the second episode.