SmkJaguar Posted November 2, 2004 Share Posted November 2, 2004 Okay, this bit has been bugging me more than the "why would he join you" question. This may have come up before ... If memory serves, it's Canderous who tells us that Revan (presumably still a "good" Jedi - but now I've got to wonder) is the one that shoves a saber through Mandalore, thus causing the disintegration of the various clans into mercenary/bandit rabble scattered across the Rim. With this in mind, how did this new dude come about? I can think of a few ways of how a new leader would be largely accepted by military clans. The first, and obvious being a duel to the death to claim the position (but the only person worthy would be Revan, since he's the only one with a "legitimate claim" in this manner - unless someone defeated him in the interim and was able to prove it to the Mandalorians at large). The second being a Rite of Passage for all would be Mandalores, involving several Trials and some such (kind of boring/passe once I stop to think about that actually). The third is a nomination/designation approach where the current Mandalore names a successor (generally ahead of time, like setting up a chain of command just in case the unforseen/undesired happens - and it would have to be in this case, since Mandalore's death was rather sudden and unexpected, at least for the Mandalorians). The last that I can think of is an open tourney challenge where contenders (much like the first above, except it's open to all deemed worthy) would settle by some kind of contest (most likely to the death) - but this last seems unlikely since the Mandalorians are scattered to the edges of the Galaxy and living like "dogs" - this we have from Canderous himself (although not in so many words ). From the above, I can only guess that this new Mandalore is either: Revan himself (what better way than to go than to turn your former enemies into your loyal footsoldiers ) assuming the Mandalore title and forming his own personal army or acquiring a formidable ally (depending on what side and what approach he's using). Canderous, either having passed the tests, designated/nominated by either Revan, or acknowledged by acclamation. A proxy of one or more of the Dark Lords of the Sith, proven to have defeated Revan, or simply just too strong for the Mandalorians to contest the challenge. Or more boringly, some run of the mill Mandalorian who just happened to rise above the crowd, singlehandedly reunited the disparate Clans, and declared/acclaimed the new Mandalore I suppose this, like so many of my questions will be answered once I have the game. However, I'm just wondering if any of this has concerned others before me. Added Note: about Revan and his crusade. I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention in KotOR, but I've gotten to wondering if Revan and Malak found the Dantooine Star Map piece before or after the war with the Mandalorians. I always assumed it was after, but now that I think of it, I recall the people I spoke with mentioning Revan dropped off the Galactic Radar soon after the conclusion of the War (meaning he didn't have time to get back to Dantooine - just zipped off with half? the fleet into the Outer Rim) - also, Malak seemed rather young and largely in good health (ie. he wasn't missing his jaw :D ). This opens an entirely new, possibly sinister context to Revan's justification for engaging the Mandalorians. Was he corrupted even before the War? Did he discover the Star Map piece before his entry into the War and presented his desire to the Council to join it, just to discover the other pieces? And if that was the case, could the council have sensed ulterior motives and a sinister aspect either to the Outer Rims (obviously they felt somekind of evil vibe from what was said in KotOR) or more disturbingly, in Revan himself? :ph34r: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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