- "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
The Tribe was a Mandalorian organization that was active during the years following the fall of the Galactic Empire. The bounty hunter known as "the Mandalorian" was a member of the organization, as was an armorer, Paz Vizla, and a number of adults and children. Tribe members were restricted to being allowed to exit their enclave one at a time as a means to minimize the risk of being discovered.
Following the Galactic Empire's Great Purge, the Tribe hid themselves in an enclave on Nevarro, only allowing its members to leave the enclave one at a time in fear of exposing the group's secrecy. Around 9 ABY, 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.
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 Vizla, 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".
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.
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 1" (First appearance)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 3"
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 4" (Mentioned only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Mandalorian – "Chapter 1"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Mandalorian – "Chapter 3"
- ↑ According to a timeline shown at D23 Expo 2019, The Mandalorian is set five years after Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Return of the Jedi to 4 ABY, meaning that The Mandalorian is set in 9 ABY.