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Battle of Ord Mantell (Mandalorian Wars)
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Conflict

Mandalorian Wars[1]

Date

3963 BBY[1]

Place

Ord Mantell[2]

Outcome

Mandalorian victory[1]

Combatants

Galactic Republic[1]

Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders[1]

"Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders broke through the Republic lines and invaded Taris; skirted the Republic border to attack Ithor, Ord Mantell, and the Zabrak worlds around Iridonia: blasted the border world of Eres III."
―From Vilnau Teupt's "Industry, Honor, Savagery: Shaping the Mandalorian Soul," 24 ABY[src]

During the Mandalorian Wars between the Galactic Republic and Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders, the two factions battled on the planet of Ord Mantell. In 3963 BBY, the Mandalorians launched their full invasion of Republic space, splitting into three invasion corridors. One group charged through the Zongorlu system to Ord Mantell, where the Mandalorians triumphed before moving to conquer the planet of Iridonia.

PreludeEdit

In 3963 BBY, the Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders launched their full invasion of Galactic Republic space after harassing it for many years in the early stages of a conflict called the Mandalorian Wars. They began by conquering the planet of Taris before advancing their forces to carve three paths through Republic territory. One path took Mandalorians through the Zongorlu system, where they won a battle, and that group split between those that would attack[1] an arboreal world,[3] Ithor,[2] and those that moved to assault[1] the planet of Ord Mantell, one of the Republic's Ordnance/Regional Depots.[2] Mandalorians harassed and conquered the Zabrak colonies in the Outer Rim Territories[4] at this time as well.[2]

The battleEdit

The battle on Ord Mantell was one of many the Mandalorians won during their invasion.[1]

AftermathEdit

Following Ord Mantell, the Mandalorians moved on to take the planet of Iridonia.[1]

In 24 ABY, historian Vilnau Teupt mentioned the battle at Ord Mantell in an overview of the Mandalorian Wars during his delivery of the keynote address at the 412th Proceedings of Galactic Anthropology and History, in which he spoke on the Mandalorian race's development.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The battle was first referenced in The Essential Atlas. It was marked on a galactic map showing the course of the Mandalorian Wars rather than described in prose. In the Atlas, the Bright Jewel system was denoted as the "Ord Mantell system"[1] after the planet of Ord Mantell, which it contained.[5] The battle was later mentioned in 2012's The Essential Guide to Warfare, which established that it took place on the planet itself.[2]

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Notes and referencesEdit

Mandalorian Wars
(3976 BBY3960 BBY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Great Sith War
(3996 BBY)

Concurrent: Kanz Disorders
(39703670 BBY)

Next: Jedi Civil War
(39593956 BBY)

Battles of the Mandalorian Wars
Outer Rim sieges
(39763964 BBY)
First Althir · Cathar · Corsin · First Azure
First Lianna · Makem · Quermia · Kaelta · Florn
Jaminere · Sy Myrth · Taskeed · Dennogra · Dernatine
Flashpoint Station · First Suurja · Second Suurja
Third Suurja · Fourth Suurja · Suurja ambush
Invasion
(3963)
Vanquo · Taris Siege · First Onderon
First Jebble · Serroco · Nouane · Dagary Minor
First Omonoth · Wayland · Second Omonoth · Myrkr
Thustra · Obroa · Second Jebble
Zongorlu · Ithor · Ord Mantell · Zabrak colonies
First Iridonia · Second Iridonia
Mandalorian Triumph
(3962 BBY)
Essien · Halthor · Phaedacomm · Dantooine
Charros · Randon · Eres III · Second Azure · Contruum
Gizer · Nazzri · Vena · Ambria · Zel
Commenor · Quellor · Exodeen · Duro
Republic counteroffensive
(39613960 BBY)
Second Taris · Second Althir
Vorzyd · Lucazec · Stenos · Elom
Jaga's Cluster · Second Onderon · Dxun
Second Lianna · Malachor V
Uncertain placement Bespin · Lantillies · Quelii
Related topics and articles
Galactic Republic · Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders · Mandalorian Knights · Jedi Council · Revanchists
Mandalore the Ultimate · Cassus Fett · Demagol · Jimas Veltraa · Noma Sommos · Saul Karath
Revan · Malak · Meetra Surik · Mass Shadow Generator · Jebble-Vanquo-Tarnith line
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