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"I can show you to the encampment."
―Kuiil, to Din Djarin — Quote-audio Listen (file info)[src]

An encampment on the desert world Arvala-7 was controlled by a company of Nikto mercenaries around 9 ABY. At that time, the bounty hunters IG-11 and Din Djarin raided the encampment during their search for a bounty, an infant referred to as the Child. After the two hunters eliminated the mercenaries, IG-11 attempted to terminate the Child, but he was destroyed by Djarin, who took the infant into his custody. Sometime afterward, Kuiil, a vapor farmer, took IG-11's body from within the encampment and traveled back to his farm to repair the droid.

DescriptionEdit

Located on the desert world of Arvala-7, the encampment was surrounded by mountains. The buildings making up the encampment were rectangular in arrangement and were brown in color, with flat roofs. They enclosed an inner area that featured moisture vaporators, a well, and crates and barrels that were scattered about, along with an abandoned speeder. The encampment's innermost building had a brown gate that was operated by a control panel, the wiring of which could be modified to allow entry into the building, though the gate itself could also be taken down by turret fire. The innermost building's interior included a large room with a clutter of objects strewn across the floor.[1]

HistoryEdit

"Since these ones arrived, this territory has been an endless stream of mercenaries seeking reward and bringing destruction."
―Kuiil, to Djarin — Quote-audio Listen (file info)[src]
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IG-11 attacks the mercenaries in the encampment.

At some point during the New Republic Era, a group of Nikto mercenaries maintained control of the encampment.[1] Around 9 ABY,[2] the Nikto mercenaries held within the encampment's innermost building an infant known as the Child, who had a bounty placed on him. The assassin droid bounty hunter IG-11 entered the encampment and ordered the Nikto to obey the Bondsman Guild Protocol, which dictated that the mercenaries were to produce the bounty for the droid. When the mercenaries began attacking IG-11, the droid retaliated, forcing the mercenaries to temporarily retreat inside the buildings. Scouting the place with a scope, the Mandalorian bounty hunter[1] Din Djarin,[3] who also wished to claim the bounty, arrived at the scene and told IG-11 to stand down. Instead, the droid shot Djarin on sight, knocking the Mandalorian to the ground.[1]

After Djarin got up and convinced the droid to work with him in return for splitting the reward for the bounty, the mercenaries stormed out of the buildings and fired upon the duo. During the gunfight, Djarin and IG-11 took cover behind an abandoned speeder before hiding behind the pillars of the building where the Child was kept. While the pair were pinned down, the mercenaries brought forth a turret and fired upon the bounty hunters' position. However, the hunters were able to eliminate all of the mercenaries when IG-11 distracted the turret's operator, allowing Djarin to hijack it and used the weapon against them. The pair subsequently entered the building where the Child was located by using the turret to destroy the structure's entrance.[1]

The Mandalorian and the Asset

Djarin destroyed IG-11 and saved the Child, taking the infant with him.

Upon entering the building, Djarin shot a Nikto that attempted to fire upon them. Djarin then proceeded to open the hover-pram containing their target, and the pair discovered that it was in fact an infant. Adhering to the instructions he was given, IG-11 attempted to terminate the Child, but was quickly shot in the head and destroyed by the Mandalorian, who took the Child into his custody in order to return him to a client.[1] Sometime after the skirmish, the Ugnaught vapor farmer Kuiil entered the encampment and retrieved IG-11's body from within, taking the droid's flotsam back to his farm in order to rebuild him.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

The encampment first appeared in "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian," the debut episode of Jon Favreau's Disney+ live-action series The Mandalorian. The episode was directed by Dave Filoni[1] and aired on November 12, 2019.[5] On August 23, 2019, footage of the encampment was initially shown in a trailer leading up to the show's release.[6] Unlike its surrounding landscape, the encampment itself was a physical set that the actors were filmed in.[7]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The Mandalorian Official Logo The Mandalorian – "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian"
  2. SWCustom-2011 SWCC 2019: 9 Things We Learned from The Mandalorian Panel on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that The Mandalorian is set about five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. Therefore, the events of The Mandalorian, which includes the skirmish on Arvala-7, must have taken place around 9 ABY.
  3. The Mandalorian Official Logo The Mandalorian – "Chapter 8: Redemption"
  4. The Mandalorian Official Logo The Mandalorian – "Chapter 7: The Reckoning"
  5. The Mandalorian Media Kit (PDF). Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International p. 1. The Walt Disney Company (2019-09-24). Archived from the original on February 3, 2020. Retrieved on April 14, 2020.
  6. SWYTlogo The Mandalorian | Official Trailer | Disney+ | Streaming Nov. 12 on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  7. YouTube 'The Mandalorian' Episode 1 Behind the Scenes on the hollywoodstreams YouTube channel. "Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Producer Jon Favreau, and Director Dave Filoni take us behind the scenes of 'The Mandalorian' Episode 1." (backup link)
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