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Kalevala was a planet located in the Mandalore system, which was positioned in the Mandalore sector of the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories. It was the homeworld of Duchess Satine Kryze, leader of the New Mandalorians, and Senator Tal Merrik, who represented Kalevala at the start of the Clone Wars. A bombing took place on Kalevala while Duchess Satine was on Coruscant, arguing against a proposed Republic intervention on Mandalore to fight Death Watch, that killed Jerec, the New Mandalorian Deputy Minister.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "Obi-Wan Kenobi was reunited with an old friend: the Duchess Satine of Kalevala."
- ―News reel narrator
Kalevala was first mentioned in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, a three-volume Star Wars Legends reference book edited by Bob Vitas that was released on December 9, 2008. It became canon when it was mentioned in the opening news reel of "Voyage of Temptation," the thirteenth episode of the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars' second season, which originally aired on February 5, 2010.
There are two known pronunciations of Kalevala. In "Voyage of Temptation," the world's name was pronounced "Kale-vah-lah," while in the subsequent episode, "Duchess of Mandalore," it was instead pronounced "Kah-lay-vah-lah."
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Voyage of Temptation" (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duchess of Mandalore" (Mentioned only)