- "Education and armor, self-defense, our tribe, our language, our leader—all help us survive."
- ―Akaavi Spar
Mandalorian children were taught a rhyme when they were young, in order to help them learn and remember the Resol'nare, the six tenets of Mandalorian culture. In accordance with the Resol'nare, the rhyme outlined the importance of learning the Mandalorian language of Mando'a, wearing Mandalorian armor, being able to defend one's family and self, being loyal to the Mand'alor, and raising one's children with those values.
The female Mandalorian Zabrak, Akaavi Spar, recited the Resol'nare rhyme for the captain of a smuggler ship she served on during the Cold War, while discussing the culture she came from and the six tenets that laid at its core.
|Ba'jur bal beskar'gam,|
Mando'a bal Mand'alor—
An vencuyan mhi.
|Education and armor,|
Self-defense, our tribe,
Our language and our leader—
All help us survive.
Behind the scenesEdit
This rhyme was first featured in Star Wars canon as the epigraph of the second chapter in the 2008 novel Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel, by author Karen Traviss. It was later quoted by the Mandalorian warrior Akaavi Spar, in the 2012 BioWare-made MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)
- Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel (First mention in epigraph)