- "You will form up near the warriors in crimson, your rally masters. Look for them and listen to them. They'll teach you our ways - and keep you alive when we get to Alderaan!"
- ―A Rally Master speaking to a crowd of new recruits on Jebble.
Neo-Crusader Rally Master was the middle rank of the Mandalorian Neo-Crusader movement during the Mandalorian Wars. Wearing the crimson armor of the Neo-Crusaders, they were easily recognized as figures of authority by the Mandalorian ground forces, and generic Neo-Crusaders were expected to look for and listen to them.
During the early days of the Neo-Crusader movement, the Rally Masters worked independently. The position was originally earned by impressing Field Marshals, making the position very valuable. Being the closest thing the Mandalorians ever came to officers, they functioned as drill sergeants, commanders and more importantly political officers, spreading the ideals of the Neo-Crusaders amongst the Mandalorian forces. As the Field Marshals increased in numbers, many Rally Masters complained about too much division, as they began to lose their independent command. Rally Masters also oversaw the training of new converts during the Mandalorian Wars, and in training centers on captured worlds they indoctrinated these recruits to the Neo-Crusader way.
Later in the Mandalorian Wars, the position became corrupt and the quality of warriors who held the position declined rapidly. The position became increasingly devalued, and to achieve promotion later on a warrior only needed to know Mando'a and some of the Mandalorian ways.
During the Cold War between the Sith Empire and the Republic, long after the demise of the Neo-Crusader movement, the rank of Rally Master was still present among the Mandalorian forces. In that time, the colors signifying the rank had changed from crimson to a dark gold with silver and blue highlights.
Known Rally MastersEdit
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Flashpoint
- Knights of the Old Republic 20: Daze of Hate, Part 2
- Knights of the Old Republic 21: Daze of Hate, Part 3
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Knights of Suffering
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Vector (First identified as Rally Master)
- (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
- ↑ Knights of the Old Republic 26: Vector, Part 2
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: The Old Republic
- ↑ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- ↑ Knights of the Old Republic: War 2
- ↑ Knights of the Old Republic 22: Knights of Suffering, Part 1
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic