In Mandalorian culture, individuals who had suffered debilitating brain trauma could mark their armor with a unique sigil that would indicate their condition to any who saw it. The sigil, comprised of the Mandalorian runes for M and S, short for mir'shupur—"brain injury," when translated from Mando'a to Basic—served as both a warning to others of the wearer's disabled state and an award honoring the wounded veteran's service. Those who saw the mir'shupur sigil knew to treat the wearer gently, and to offer ready aid should they appear to be in need of it.
In the year 19 BBY, after being taken to Mandalore following a traumatic brain injury suffered on Gaftikar that left him temporarily brain dead, the former Republic commando Fi Skirata had his helmet adorned with the mir'shupur sigil by his girlfriend Parja Bralor. While waiting for Bralor one day in Enceri's marketplace, Skirata's sigil attracted the attention of former Mand'alor Spar, who stayed with the wounded soldier and kept him company until Bralor arrived. Shortly after, while ordering at an Enceri cantina, Skirata's mir'shupur sigil softened the demeanor of the elderly bartender waiting on him; she had initially been suspicious of his inability to speak Mando'a as most Enceri residents did, but quickly warmed to the injured veteran.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel (First appearance)