A signet was a symbol denoting a worthy kill or conquest that was used to identify Mandalorian clans, and defined each Mandalorian's true calling. In one instance, Din Djarin's signet was determined to be the mudhorn, as he killed the beast after his armor suffered extensive damage while battling one on Arvala-7. Once determined, the signet would then be forged, and placed on the warrior's armor. Djarin's signet was forged from beskar, and was revealed by the Armorer, who helped Mandalorians search for their signet.
- "Then you have earned the Mudhorn as your signet. I shall craft it."
"I can't accept. It wasn't a noble kill. I was helped by an enemy."
- ―The Armorer and Djarin
The symbol of House Vizsla was a peacetime sigil, which predated the Death Watch coup. By 1 BBY, the signet of House Kast was a serpentine vexis, while Clan Eldar's signet was a leonid sigil.
Around 9 ABY, the Armorer was visited by Din Djarin within the Tribe's covert after he obtained an ingot of beskar. She asked him if his signet had been revealed, to which Djarin stated that it had not been identified yet, but the Armorer assured him it would be revealed soon.
Djarin returned to the Armorer after he had completed a bounty, where he revealed that his armor had been damaged in a battle with a mudhorn. The Armorer proposed to forge the signet of a mudhorn for him, but Djarin refused, stating that he could not accept it as it was not a noble kill, because he was assisted by Grogu, which at that point he considered an enemy. Hearing this, the Armorer used the beskar he provided to forge whistling birds instead.
Following a skirmish with Imperial forces, Djarin, escorted by IG-11, Carasynthia Dune and Greef Karga, escaped to the enclave, where they met the Armorer. After revealing Grogu to her, the Armorer stated that he was now a foundling in Djarin's care, tasking him with reuniting the infant with his species. She forged the mudhorn's signet and placed it on Djarin's pauldron, declaring the formation of his clan.
Behind the scenes
The signet first appeared in Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of Mandalore. It was first identified in Chapter 1 of the 2019 Disney+ television series The Mandalorian, which aired on November 12, 2019. Its first appearance was confirmed by The Star Wars Book.
- Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of Mandalore (First appearance)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian" (Mentioned only) (First identified as signet)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 3: The Sin" (Mentioned only)
- The Mandalorian: Season 1: Volume 1 (Mentioned only)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 8: Redemption"
- Star Wars: The Mandalorian Junior Novel
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 9: The Marshal"
- The Mandalorian: The Path of the Force (Picture only)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 10: The Passenger"
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 11: The Heiress"
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 13: The Jedi"
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 14: The Tragedy"
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 15: The Believer"
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 16: The Rescue"
- The Book of Boba Fett – "Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian"
- The Book of Boba Fett – "Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger"
- The Book of Boba Fett – "Chapter 7: In the Name of Honor"
Notes and references
- The Star Wars Book
- Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded Edition
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 3: The Sin"
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 2: The Child"
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 8: Redemption"
- The trivia guide for Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of Mandalore states that Bo-Katan Kryze was redesigned to advance the character's age by "18 years or so". As she was last seen in "The Lawless", dated to 19 BBY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, it can be assumed that the events of Heroes of Mandalore take place in approximately 1 BBY.
- Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of Mandalore
- The Mandalorian is set around five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. Furthermore, "A Certain Point of View" – Star Wars Insider 202 dates the skirmish on Nevarro and the second rescue of Grogu—which are depicted in the The Mandalorian episodes "Chapter 7: The Reckoning" and "Chapter 16: The Rescue," respectively—to "9 ASW4," or nine years after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 9 ABY according to Galactic Atlas. Therefore, the events of "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian" through "Chapter 6: The Prisoner" must have taken place around 9 ABY, while the events of "Chapter 7: The Reckoning" through "Chapter 16: The Rescue" took place in 9 ABY. establishes that
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian"