- "I do love the capital. It's a masterful expression of our architecture."
- ―Alrich Wren
Sundari was the domed capital city of the planet Mandalore. The city was situated in the deserts of Mandalore and was enclosed by a bio-dome that allowed the city to exist on the harsh planet, which had been rendered a desert after years of Mandalorian wars. During the reign of the pacifist New Mandalorian government, led by Duchess Satine Kryze, the city was the site of multiple attacks by the splinter faction known as Death Watch. They eventually took over the city during the Clone Wars in an effort to restore Mandalore to its warrior past. Shortly thereafter, it was the site of a civil war between different Death Watch factions, who were fighting as a result of Darth Maul's takeover of Death Watch.
In 21 BBY, during the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was sent to Sundari. He investigated rumors about the New Mandalorians' leader, Duchess Satine Kryze leading Mandalore in joining the Confederacy of Independent Systems following an attack on a Republic cruiser. The Duchess was able to convince Kenobi that a movement called the Death Watch was behind the attack and in collaboration with the Separatists. Death Watch then staged a bombing on the Peace Park's Memorial shrine. Kenobi found the bomber, but the bomber chose to jump to his death.
A parade was held to honor the arrival of Naboo's Senator, Padmé Amidala. During this time, several Moogan smugglers brought in Ardees Beverage tea. The smugglers inadvertently diluted and poisoned the tea with Slabin resulting in an outbreak of illness among schoolchildren across the planet. Fortunately, Amidala, Kryze and her bodyguards put an end to this smuggling ring. After it was discovered that Mandalore's prime minister, Almec and the secret service were behind the smuggling, he was arrested by Kryze, Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano, and Korkie Kryze's fellow cadets.
Sundari was later chosen as a neutral location for negotiations between the Republic and the Confederacy. However, it came to an end when Tano rescued former Onderon Senator Lux Bonteri from Dooku's executioners. A firefight broke between the commando droids and Captain Taggart's Senate Guards.
In 19 BBY, Sundari was the prime location of a battle in an effort to remove power from Darth Maul, who had gained control of Mandalore politically through Almec. With the assistance of the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, a plan to trap Maul was established, though the two Jedi would eventually have to leave before the battle in order to save Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. Despite this, the combined forces of the Death Watch and half of the 501st Legion, led by Bo-Katan Kryze and Tano, fought against Maul and managed to trap him in a ray-shield.[source?]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Mandalore Plot" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Voyage of Temptation" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duchess of Mandalore"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Corruption"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Academy"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Assassin" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Eminence" (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shades of Reason"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lawless"
- Star Wars Rebels – "Legacy of Mandalore" (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of Mandalore
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Mandalore Plot"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Academy"
- ↑ 2:28 in this interview with Dave Filoni
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shades of Reason"
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Corruption"
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "Legacy of Mandalore"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lawless"
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need"