The leader of Mandalore during the Clone Wars, Duchess Satine of Kalevala was a controversial figure. She longed to move Mandalore beyond its violent past and instituted a government that valued pacifism. Though Mandalore did begin to rebuild under her guidance, the dark shadow of the Clone Wars made the Duchess' goals difficult to achieve.
During the Clone Wars, Amis was one of the brightest students groomed for leadership for the next generation of Mandalore -- a plan complicated by the sudden turmoil that engulfed the neutral planet during the conflict. As a Royal Academy of Government cadet, Amis was the wise-cracker amongst his friends, a good-spirited student who often thought with his stomach. Together with his pals, he helped expose corruption at the highest level of Mandalorian politics, but thwarting a black market conspiracy was child's play compared to the rise of Death Watch.
A smart, technically-gifted young woman, Soniee studied at the Royal Academy of Government on Mandalore during the Clone Wars. She and her friends exposed corruption in the highest levels of government while investigating supply shortages on the planet. Soniee used her computer skills to get the cadets access to secure warehouses, where they discovered that Prime Minister Almec had enmeshed the planet in the criminal black market. But this caper was mere child's play compared to the dangers faced when Mandalore was subjected to the rise of the Shadow Collective.
The nephew of Duchess Satine Kryze, Cadet Korkie attended the Royal Academy of Government on Mandalore, where he was being groomed for leadership. His keen insights and ambitious personality suggested that he would go far. Together with his friends Soniee, Amis, and Lagos, Korkie helped expose corruption in the highest levels of government, and later helped rescue his aunt from wrongful imprisonment during the rise of the Shadow Collective.
As Prime Minister of Mandalore during the Clone Wars, Almec claimed loyalty to Duchess Satine Kryze and her controversial campaign of neutrality and pacifism. Almec saw Mandalore's violent past as shameful, and feared that the return of the armored warriors of Death Watch would be unstoppable. Though Almec loudly said that he valued the sanctity of Mandalorians above all else, his politician's grin and careful words concealed a different agenda. He helped establish a profitable black-market network that brought goods to Mandalore, looking the other way when tainted goods caused the deaths of Mandalorian children. When his smugglers’ ties were discovered, Almec tried to overthrow Satine, only to wind up in prison himself. He was freed by Darth Maul, who installed him as a puppet leader of the planet.
Once a glorious world, the surface of Mandalore was laid waste by war, leading Duchess Satine Kryze to renounce the planet’s violent history and declare neutrality in the Clone Wars. Satine’s pacifism was opposed by Death Watch, an underground movement of armored warriors that celebrated Mandalore’s martial past and sought to overthrow her. Late in the Clone Wars, Darth Maul took over Death Watch and led the conquest of Mandalore. He executed Satine and installed a puppet prime minister as the planet’s new ruler, sparking a new chapter in Mandalore’s violent history.