Location: Mandalore's deserts
Points of interest: Royal Academy of Government/Imperial Academy of Mandalore, Mandalore Banking Center, Peace Park, Royal prison, Sundari Mandalorian hospital, Sundari Mandalorian school, Sundari Royal Palace
Description: Sundari was the domed capital city of the planet Mandalore. The city was situated in the deserts of Mandalore, and was enclosed by a bio-dome that allowed the city to exist on the harsh planet, which had been rendered a desert after years of Mandalorian wars. During the reign of the pacifist New Mandalorian government, led by Duchess Satine Kryze, the city was the site of multiple attacks by the splinter faction known as Death Watch. They eventually took over the city during the Clone Wars in an effort to restore Mandalore to its warrior past. Shortly thereafter, it was the site of a civil war between different Death Watch factions, who were fighting as a result of Darth Maul's takeover of Death Watch.
In 21 BBY, during the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was sent to Sundari. He investigated rumors about the New Mandalorians' leader, Duchess Satine Kryze leading Mandalore in joining the Confederacy of Independent Systems following a attack on a Republic cruiser. The Duchess was able to convince Kenobi that a movement called the Death Watch was behind the attack and in collaboration with the Separatists. Death Watch then staged a bombing on the Peace Park's Memorial shrine. Kenobi found the bomber, but the bomber chose to jump to his death.
A parade was held to honor the arrival of Naboo's Senator, PadmÃ© Amidala. During this time, several Moogan smugglers brought in Ardees Beverage tea. The smugglers inadvertently poisoned the tea with Slabin and a outbreak happened to the children. Fortunately, Amidala, Kryze and her bodyguards put an end to this smuggling ring. After it was discovered that Mandalore's prime minister, Almec and the secret service were behind the smuggling, he was arrested by Kryze, Jedi padawan Ahsoka Tano, and Korkie Kryze's fellow cadets.
Sundari was later chosen as a neutral location for negotiations between the Republic and the Confederacy. However, it came to an end when Tano rescued former Onderon Senator Lux Bonteri from Dooku's executioners. A firefight broke between the commando droids and Captain Taggart's Senate Guards.
Imperial Academy of Mandalore
The Imperial Academy of Mandalore, formerly known as the Royal Academy of Government, was an Imperial Academy located in Mandalore's capital city of Sundari.
Located in Mandalore's capital city of Sundari, the Royal Academy of Government was originally an institution that groomed the best and brightest of Mandalorian youth to help steer the planet's future in leadership positions. However, after it was transformed into the Imperial Academy of Mandalore, the school instead taught cadets about combat techniques, weapons technology and repair, and explosives to prepare them for service in the Imperial Military. The academy also had espionage training, attached to which was a unit that taught other languages, including Aqualish and Huttese. Aurebesh, the written form of Galactic Basic, and Mandalorian, the written form of Mando'a, the spoken language of the Mandalorian people, were both used within the academy.
During the Clone Wars, a series of conflicts fought between the Galactic Republic and the breakaway Confederacy of Independent Systems, Korkie Kryze, the nephew of New Mandalorian ruler Duchess Satine Kryze, attended the Royal Academy of Government along with his friends Amis, Lagos, and Soniee. At the behest of Duchess Satine, the Jedi High Council sent Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano to Mandalore to aid her in exposing corruption in the Mandalorian government, under the guise of instructing cadets at the academy. The young Kryze and his friends, with Tano's assistance, worked to expose Mandalorian Prime Minister Almec's involvement in the black market.
After the Clone War's conclusion, the Galactic Empire seized control of Mandalore and transformed the Royal Academy into the Imperial Academy of Mandalore. A star pupil, the Mandalorian Sabine Wren studied the tactics used by Twi'lek freedom fighter Cham Syndulla and Journeyman Protector leader Fenn Rau used during the Clone Wars and learned that the Empire was developing a new cruiser with gravity well projectors powerful enough to pull a ship out of hyperspace. She was also the fastest cadet to complete the language unit during espionage training. During her time at the academy, Wren encountered a number of Imperial officials that she felt enjoyed being arrogant, comparing them unfavorably with the Lothal Academy's Commandant Cumberlayne Aresko. However, her trusting the Empire and following its orders blindly led to a nightmarish experience that caused Wren to abandon the academy and become a bounty hunter, eventually joining a group of rebels who operated on the planet Lothal.
Mandalore Banking Center
The Mandalore Banking Center was the primary banking center of Sundari, the capital city of the planet Mandalore. It was attacked by the Shadow Collective during their takeover of Mandalore.
The Peace Park was a public shrine in Sundari, the capital city of the planet Mandalore. During the Clone Wars, it was attacked by Death Watch insurgents who opposed the New Mandalorian government. It was later attacked by Black Sun and the Pyke Syndicate, as part of a Shadow Collective plot to take over Mandalore.
The royal prison was a prison in Sundari, Mandalore. It was suspended from the ceiling of the city's bio-dome. Duchess Satine Kryze was imprisoned here when she attempted to expose Prime Minister Almec's black market conspiracy, and again during Death Watch's coup.
Sundari Mandalorian hospital
This hospital was located in the New Mandalorian capital city of Sundari on the planet Mandalore.
Sundari Mandalorian school
The Sundari Mandalorian school was a school located in the city of Sundari on Mandalore.
Sundari Royal Palace
The Sundari Royal Palace was the residence of the Mandalorian ruler on Sundari, Mandalore. Before the Clone Wars, it was the home of New Mandalorian leader Duchess Satine Kryze. The New Mandalorian ruling council would meet in her throne room.
The palace overlooked a public plaza where the government could address Sundari's Mandalorians from a balcony. The balcony and the steps leading into the palace were decorated with cubist murals of the Mandalorian crusaders.
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