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Beskar Aran

Originating adventure: Shards of Honor 25.0 “The Shadow Warriors”

Call them “Captain Razak and his Wacky Lads” after buying them TWO rounds, not when they’re fresh and sober. They’re sort of a knight order in the Tapani Imperium, and sort of a mercenary unit with a quirkilly selective set of qualifications. They’ve got their own, very unique ideology, with foundations in what Spar describes as “Traditional Mando’a” but also drawing from other traditions they found useful or resonant. On the other hand, they’re not monks.

 

Now, pardon me, I’m going to go have a word with that Medusa about clarifying her intentions toward the Lads currently at that table over yonder. I just want to be sure she’s going to leave them intact enough to stand their next duty shift.

History

This order was formed from a platoon of Mandolorian clone troopers that had survived the Clone Wars by being cryogenically frozen. Taking their name from the ancient language of the Mandalorians, Mando'a, 'Beskar Aran' literally translates to 'Mandalorian Iron Guard', symbolizing its members' ability to stand firm despite the odds they might find against them.

 

Headed originally by Captain Razak, this warrior guild or order was formed during the middle of the Galactic Civil War. Considered by some as a group of mercenaries, the Beskar Aran became associated with the Tapani Imperium as a knight order, much in the way that the Jedi Knights served the Republic. Unlike many other orders such as the Jedi Knights, Imperial Crimson Guard and so on, the Beskar Aran do not have a 'code of honor' or meditation mantra as much as they have a collection of virtues they strive to uphold. This ideology has attracted members from many walks of life, offering them a home and a sense of purpose that many lacked before.

 

The seven virtues of the Beskar Aran (known as the E'Tad Ijaat):
Rectitude
Courage
Benevolence
Respect
Honesty
Honor
Loyalty

VN Ysadora is, officially and off the books, generally considered "the clones' Jedi, in the sense of being their assigned chaplain. While they are always welcome to contact any member of the religious order at any time, if a preference is not communicated then Vanya will be the person to answer the call.

For members of the Beskar Aran who still find comfort in the original Grand Army of the Republic structure where clone trooper society was structured with a Jedi somewhere higher in their authority tree, the "official chaplain" system works very well.

For members of the Beskar Aran who have become more comfortable with other structures, Vanya makes a good contact because she has several nontraditional approaches to religious support, including her willingness to connect a particular person to the representative of another religion which she thinks might suit their needs better.

Founding Date
12724/10
Type
Guild, Fighter / Mercenary
Leader
Razak
Notable Members
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