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"Ord Mantell is fighting a civil war against violent separatists funded and trained by the Empire."
Satele Shan[2]

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.


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[]

Separatist War Space

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]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 SWTOR icon Ord Mantell on The Old Republic Holonet (backup link) (content now obsolete; original version)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic — [INTRO] Flashpoint: Cademimu
  3. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic — Trooper Mission: "Best of the Best" on Ord Mantell
  4. SWTOR mini STAR WARS: The Old Republic - Question ! :) - Page 3 on The Old Republic's official website (backup link) places Star Wars: The Old Republic about ten to twelve years after the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant, which is dated to 3653 BBY by Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia. The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 2 takes place ten years after the treaty, one week after the mission to Nar Shaddaa, and around the time of the SpecForce Incident. Since the mission and the incident are respectively part of Act I of the Jedi Knight and Republic Trooper's storylines, and the Trooper's Act I occurs concurrent to Act I of the Smuggler storyline, the general events of the Prologue and Act I for all classes can be assumed to occur in 3643 BBY.
  5. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic — Codex: "Mannett Point"
  6. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic — Smuggler Mission: "Landing Party" on Ord Mantell
  7. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic — Trooper Mission: "Hit the Ground Running" on Ord Mantell
  8. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic — Smuggler Mission: "Hungry for Information" on Ord Mantell
  9. 9.0 9.1 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic — Trooper Mission: "The Spy" on Ord Mantell
  10. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic — Trooper Mission: "The Ambush" on Ord Mantell
  11. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic — Trooper Mission: "Mannett Point" on Ord Mantell
  12. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic — Jedi Knight Mission: "New Intelligence" on Ord Mantell
  13. 13.0 13.1 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic — Codex: "Underworld Influences"
  14. 14.0 14.1 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic — Codex: "Ord Mantell"
  15. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic — Codex: "Ruled by Corruption"
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