"Kanan and Ezra, this is Lady Bo-Katan of House Kryze."
Fenn Rau[3]

House Kryze was a house, or political faction, active in Mandalorian society, prominent throughout the Clone Wars and the New Republic Era. At some point before the Clone Wars, the house served as the royal family of the Mandalorians. The house was based on Kalevala.


"Bo-Katan Kryze was born of a mighty house, but they lost sight of the way. Her rule ended in tragedy. They lost their way and we lost our world"
―"The Armorer" to Din Djarin on Bo-Katan and her house[10]

House Kryze was based on Kalevala.[4] When princess Bo-Katan Kryze was a child, the house served as the royal family of the Mandalorians. Bo-Katan's father, Adonai Kryze, and their subject, watched Bo-Katan's Mandalorian initiation ritual and showered her with gifts.[11] It was under the leadership of Duchess Satine Kryze during the Clone Wars, who led the New Mandalorian government,[2] until it was overthrown by the Death Watch and Pre Vizsla, with the undercover aid of the Shadow Collective.[12] Death Watch would eventually betray Maul and Savage Opress, leaders of the Shadow Collective, and unknowingly allowed Maul and Opress to find a suitable successor to Vizsla, in the form of the former Prime Minister Almec. Maul would eventually kill Vizsla in a duel, splintering Death Watch, and allowing Maul to establish a new puppet government under Almec.[12] Members of House Kryze would participate in an attempt to liberate Satine, led by Bo-Katan Kryze, Satine's sister and a former member of Death Watch who opposed Maul after the death of Vizsla, their nephew, Korkie Kryze. The rescue attempt failed, and Satine was recaptured by Maul's forces.[7]

Satine was later executed by Maul as vengeance against Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, and leadership of House Kryze passed to her sister, Bo-Katan.[7] After assisting her in finally driving Maul and his ilk from Mandalore, the Jedi proclaimed Bo-Katan regent of the planet. However, her rule ended when she refused to submit Mandalore to the authority of the new Galactic Empire and she was betrayed by Clan Saxon, who deposed her and brought in the Empire to subjugate Mandalore in exchange for being named rulers themselves. To this end, Bo-Katan and her loyal cadre of Nite Owls sided with the Rebel Alliance to liberate the planet.[3]

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