Kalevala was the homeworld of humans Duchess Satine Kryze, leader of the New Mandalorians, and Senator Tal Merrik, who represented Kalevala in the Senate of the Galactic Republic by the year 21 BBY, up until his death that same year. Shortly afterwards, while Duchess Satine was on the Republic capital of Coruscant arguing against a proposed Republic intervention on Mandalore, the Mandalorian homeworld, to fight the Death Watch, a Mandalorian splinter group that opposed her pacifistic faction, New Mandalorian Deputy Minister Jerec was killed in a Death Watch bombing on Kalevala.
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 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. The planet was originally introduced in the Star Wars Legends continuity in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, a three-volume 2008 reference book edited by Bob Vitas.
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)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game—Based on the map placement of Mandalore
- ↑ 4.0 4.1
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duchess of Mandalore"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Voyage of Temptation"
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 195 ("Kalevala")