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"The Empire is no longer and the Beskar has returned. When one chooses to walk the Way of the Mandalore, you are both hunter and prey. How can one be a coward if one chooses this way of life?"
―A Mandalorian Armorer[src]

The Tribe was a Mandalorian organization that was active during the years following the fall of the Galactic Empire. The bounty hunter Din Djarin, known often as "the Mandalorian" or simply "Mando," was a member of the organization, as was a female Mandalorian armorer, Paz Vizsla, and a number of adults and children. Tribe members were restricted to being allowed to exit the covert one at a time as a means to minimize the risk of being discovered.

HistoryEdit

Into hidingEdit

"Our strength was once in our numbers. Now we live in the shadows and only come above ground one at a time."
―Paz Vizsla — Quote-audio Listen (file info)[src]
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The tribe was forced into hiding after the Great Purge

Following the Galactic Empire's Great Purge, the Tribe hid themselves in a covert on Nevarro, only allowing its members to leave the enclave one at a time in fear of exposing the group's secrecy.[2] Around 9 ABY,[4] the bounty hunter known as "the Mandalorian" visited the Armorer within the enclave, providing an ingot of beskar he acquired from preliminary bounty payment, which was enough to forge a pauldron. The excess metal was reserved for foundlings.[1]

Upon delivering the Child to his mysterious client, the Mandalorian later returned to the Tribe with a camtono of beskar, enough to forge an entirely new cuirass of armor. Members of the Tribe slowly entered the armorer's quarters after noticing the large amount of Beskar possessed by whom they deemed a traitor, due to the Mandalorian's acquiescence to Imperial demands. Paz Vizsla, one such member, mocked the Mandalorian for conducting business with the Empire's remnants and attempted to remove his helmet to shame him. As a brawl ensued between the two warriors, the armorer halted the fight, reminding the Tribe that survival at all costs was the manner of life that they must adhere to, to which the Tribe replied in unison, "This is the Way".[2]

Revealing themselvesEdit

"Get out of here! We'll hold them off!"
"You're going to have to relocate the covert."
"This is the Way."
"This is the Way."
―Paz Vizsla and the Mandalorian[src]
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The Razor Crest flees Nevarro while the Tribe fight the Bounty Hunter's Guild.

When the Mandalorian was attacked by members of the Bounty Hunters' Guild as a result of refusing to relinquish the Child, the Tribe negated their rule of covertness and emerged en masse to defend their brother-in-arms, providing him with an opportunity to escape with the Child. During the ensuing battle, the Mandalorian commented that the Tribe would have to seek out a new enclave in order to maintain anonymity following the clan's attack, quickly escaping in his starship, the Razor Crest. Vizla saluted the bounty hunter as he fled the scene, endorsing him as a member of the Tribe and a true Mandalorian.[2]

Following the battle, the Bounty Hunters' Guild lost control of Nevarro, and the Imperial remnant cracked down on the Mandalorian enclave for their part in the incident. Many Mandalorians were killed when the covert was attacked by forces of the remnant. The Tribe's armorer managed to survive the attack and believed that a small number of Mandalorians had managed to escape the planet. She remained to salvage what she could in the enclave. When the Mandalorian returned to Nevarro, he was eventually forced to flee to the enclave and found the armor and helmets of his fallen brothers and sisters. The Armorer explained what had happened and sent him on a new mission to reunite the Child with his own kind. After the Mandalorian left, stormtroopers entered the enclave in search of him. The Armorer fought them, killing many.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Tribe first appeared in Chapter 1 of Jon Favreau's 2019 Disney+ television series The Mandalorian, directed by Dave Filoni,[1] which aired on November 12, 2019.[5]

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

Mandalorian groups
Death Watch:
Airborne Trooper · Flame thrower Troopers · Grappling Troopers · Mandalorian Super Commandos
New Mandalorians:
Mandalore Customs · Mandalorian Guard · Mandalorian secret service
Mandalorian Protectors:
Journeyman Protector · Skull Squadron
Mandalorian resistance:
Clan Eldar · Clan Kryze · Clan Rook · Clan Vizsla · Clan Wren · Nite Owls
The Tribe:
Din Djarin's clan
Companies:
Concordian Crescent Technologies · MandalMotors · Kalevala Spaceworks
Other Groups:
Fighting Corps · Imperial Super Commandos · Mandalore resistance · Mandalorian crusaders · Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders
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