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"Ord Mantell is fighting a civil war against violent separatists funded and trained by the Empire."
Satele Shan[src]

The Separatist War was a civil conflict that occurred on the planet of Ord Mantell during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the resurgent Sith Empire. In the aftermath of the Treaty of Coruscant and the end of the Great Galactic War, the corrupt government of Ord Mantell decided to remain loyal to the Republic, and the rise of a separatist movement among the people soon broke out into open conflict.

Prelude[edit | edit source]

The planet of Ord Mantell was settled by Corellian colonists around 12,000 BBY, and it was utilized as a Ordnance/Regional Depot for the Republic Military's operations in the northern Outer Rim Territories. However, despite becoming a member of the Galactic Republic, Ord Mantell gradually lost its strategic value[1] after new hyperlanes eliminated the need for Republic fleets to pass through the Bright Jewel Cluster. Military engineers and their families were transferred to other planets, leaving the population mostly farmers.[13] After a corrupt admiral sold off the local fleet, the Republic Military abandoned its interests on the planet entirely, and Ord Mantell became known as a haven for smugglers, bounty hunters, and pirates.[1] While Ord Mantell's numerous ports continued to attract traders and merchants, the black market began to thrive and the planetary government fell under the control of various crime syndicates.[14] Corporations and underworld figures took control of the now-abandoned military spaceports, and political corruption remained rampant over the following centuries.[13] While ordinary Mantellians viewed their government with disdain, some more radical fringe groups actively protested the corruption. When an entire governmental cabinet was forced to step down after it was revealed they accepted bribes, the fringe groups began to gain support and gradually developed into a cohesive movement.[15]

The conflict[edit | edit source]

A space battle during the Separatist War

The civil war was fought both on the surface of Ord Mantell, notably on the island of Avilatan, and in space, where ships affiliated with the Mantellian Separatist Movement clashed with the Republic's fleet. Many civilians were killed during the conflict.[14]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 SWTOR icon.png Ord Mantell on The Old Republic Holonet (original version) (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Flashpoint: "Cademimu"
  3. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Trooper Mission: "Best of the Best" on Ord Mantell
  4. Using comments and information from The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 2, The Old Republic: Annihilation, SWInsider.png "The Last Battle of Colonel Jace Malcom"—Star Wars Insider 137, and SWTOR mini.png Forums: Dear Story Team, What Year Are We Currently In? on The Old Republic's official website (backup link), it is possible to place the events of the Prologue and Act I for all classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic in 3643 BBY, the general events of Act II in 3642 BBY, and the events of Act III for all classes in 3641 BBY.
  5. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Mannett Point"
  6. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Smuggler Mission: "Landing Party" on Ord Mantell
  7. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Trooper Mission: "Hit the Ground Running" on Ord Mantell
  8. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Smuggler Mission: "Hungry for Information" on Ord Mantell
  9. 9.0 9.1 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Trooper Mission: "The Spy" on Ord Mantell
  10. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Trooper Mission: "The Ambush" on Ord Mantell
  11. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Trooper Mission: "Mannett Point" on Ord Mantell
  12. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "New Intelligence" on Ord Mantell
  13. 13.0 13.1 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Underworld Influences"
  14. 14.0 14.1 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Ord Mantell"
  15. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Ruled by Corruption"

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