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"It's a spot with its own history."
Goran Beviin[src]

Bralsin was a small settlement on the Outer Rim world of Mandalore. Located near the Mandalorian capital city of Keldabe, Bralsin sat atop a hill at the edge of the broad and shallow Kelita valley, filled with farmland, woods, and a number of homesteads. It was the location of the memorial for the one-time Mand'alor Fenn Shysa, and had been one of many battlefields where the Mandalorians clashed with the Yuuzhan Vong during their attack on Mandalore in the Yuuzhan Vong War.

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"Sacred site? I can feel something happened here, a battle maybe."
"Vongese. But no prizes for guessing that."
―Jaina Solo and Goran Beviin[src]

Bralsin was a small settlement on the planet Mandalore, located so near to Mandalore's capital city of Keldabe, that the tower of the MandalMotors starship company could be seen from Bralsin's higher reaches. Situated atop a sloping hill at the edge of the broad and shallow Kelita valley, Bralsin overlooked a mass of cultivated farmland, woods, and a number of fortified homesteads. The land around it was speckled with trees and bushes,[1] and it's most notable feature was perhaps the memorial for Fenn Shysa,[2] a dead Mand'alor who had been beloved by his people. Skulls and bones of Yuuzhan Vong were often found around Bralsin, left over from the Yuuzhan Vong War.[1]

HistoryEdit

"I think there were a few thousand of them. And this was a poor place to defend, but we took them on. You fought the vongese, didn't you? You understand."
―Goran Beviin[src]

The small settlement of Bralsin was chosen by Boba Fett to be the location of a memorial to the dead former Mand'alor, Fenn Shysa. There, on the top of a hill and in a clearing surrounded by a small number of trees, Fett laid Shysa's green and red-colored helmet atop an unmarked column of granite, securing it with a peg against the weather. Close to twenty years would pass before Fett again visited the site.[1]

Bralsin was a battlefield during the Yuuzhan Vong War, and it was on Bralsin's soft hills that the Mandalorians battled several thousand Yuuzhan Vong warriors during their attack on Mandalore. The bloodshed was so great that even decades later, skulls of dead Yuuzhan Vong would turn up littered across the landscape when it rained.[1]

In 41 ABY, Jedi Knight Jaina Solo journeyed to Mandalore to seek Boba Fett's training and aid in stopping her brother, Jacen Solo—by then a Sith Lord calling himself Darth Caedus. Fett would agree to help train Solo, but Fett's friend Goran Beviin would oftentimes take over training duties. In doing so, he brought Solo to Bralsin, near the memorial to Fenn Shysa. There, the two paid their respects, and Beviin instructed Solo in the use of a Mandalorian beskad saber. Over the time of Solo's Mandalore training, Bralsin became a meeting place between her and Fett and her and Beviin. When Solo arranged a meeting between herself and the former Jedi-turned-Mandalorian, Gotab, it was at Bralsin that they met and after a philosophical discussion between the two, Bralsin became the backdrop for a lightsaber duel between Solo and Gotab's Force-sensitive nephew, Venku Skirata.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Bralsin first appeared in Star Wars canon in the eighth novel of the Legacy of the Force series. Entitled Legacy of the Force: Revelation, the novel was authored by Karen Traviss and published February 26, 2008. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia gave Bralsin a brief entry within its pages.

Bralsin's name is drawn from the Mando'a word bral, meaning "hill fort, high ground, high defended position".[3]

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