- "Other worlds were spared [by the Mandalorian Crusaders]: The Jakelians, for one, welcomed their new Mandalorian overlords..."
- ―Vilnau Teupt
Jakelia was a planet in the Jakelia system, located within the region of the galaxy known as the Outer Rim Territories, at the galactic grid coordinates O-7. The homeworld of the Jakelian race, the planet Jakelia became a target of the Mandalorian Crusaders during their era of conquest. Rather than war against the Mandalorians, however, the Jakelians welcomed the Taung warriors and Jakelia willing became a Mandalorian world, one of the first to comprise Mandalorian space.
Under the reign of Mandalore the Ultimate, the inhabitants of Jakelia were among the first non-Taung beings to be accepted into the Mandalorian clans as equals under the Resol'nare. Together with the legions of other Mandalorian converts, the Jakelians fought against the Galactic Republic during the Mandalorian Wars as members of the Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders.
Long after the end of the Mandalorian Wars, Jakelia remained a Mandalorian world. Tuft-oak wood from Jakelia was used to furnish the halls of the Coronet, a luxury starship owned by Duchess Satine Kryze, the leader of the pacifist New Mandalorian faction by the start of the Clone Wars.
Behind the scenesEdit
Jakelia was first introduced into Star Wars canon via a mention in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars reference book Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Incredible Vehicles, authored by Jason Fry and published August 15, 2011. It's location within the Star Wars galaxy was given in The Essential Atlas Online Companion, and further details on the world and its inhabitants were provided in the 2012 reference book, The Essential Guide to Warfare.