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"War-Mantle. Cluster-Prism. Black-Saber."
Jyn Erso[src]

Project War Mantle,[1] also known as simply War-Mantle,[2] was an initiative of the Galactic Empire enacted soon after its founding that sought to fill out the ranks of the burgeoning Imperial Army with conscripted soldiers, a departure from the clone army of the Galactic Republic. The project was part of Admiral Rampart's vision for the Empire, and he received support from Wilhuff Tarkin.[1] Plans for the initiative were contained with similar top-secret projects covered by the Tarkin Initiative at the Citadel Tower on Scarif, along with those of the Death Star and Stellar Sphere.[2] At one point, rebel technician Tenzigo Weems found a mention of it in an intercepted data packet that was pulled from the Balmorra relay and reported it to Davits Draven.[3]

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War-Mantle was first mentioned in the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story[4] and its adaptations,[2] but would not be seen on screen until the third episode of the 2021 Disney+ series Star Wars: The Bad Batch, where it was revealed to focus on the Empire's recruitment of conscripted soldiers.[1]

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