Hundreds of years later, it is this fractured society that gives way to a new cultural divide among the Mandalorians. Horrified by the cataclysm that ended their eons of war against the Jedi, a sociopolitical group formed under the banner of the New Mandalorians, a faction that advocated for a rejection of Mandalore’s martial history and the warrior-clan structure in favor of a pacifist, isolationist parliamentary democracy.
Civil war broke out between the New Mandalorians and the Martial Traditionalists, who wished to remain loyal to Mandalore’s warrior culture, leading to another bloody period for the planet. The death toll in the civil war was enormous, almost threatening to wipe out the Mandalorians entirely, but intervention by the Galactic Republic—through the Jedi Order, and particularly Knight Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi—helped the New Mandalorians by safeguarding the faction’s young leader, Duchess Satine Kryze, from assassination attempts. The New Mandalorians emerged victorious from the conflict, and once again overhauled Mandalorian society—building bio-dome-covered cities, including a new capital, Sundari, to house Kryze’s allies, while the lingering outliers that remained of her enemies were exiled to the moon of Concordia.