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Dralshy’a Ori’buir Speaks out against Criticism regarding the War in the Outer Rim

June 7, 2013

GNN Reporter Xera D’Ukal is summoned for an exclusive interview with Niv Dralshy’a in The Mandalorian Capital of Keldabe on Mandalore Prime:

Xera’ D’Ukal with Niv Dralshy’a

Niv Dralshy’a summoned GNN News to Keldabe for the sake of clearing up “misguided” accusations against the clans for their war that began with Mirial in the outer rim.  In an interview with reporter Xera D’Ukal, she stated she wished to set the record straight on recent wars, motives, and basic events in recent history among Mandalorians.  She had noticed several individuals speaking out in comments on the holonet news articles, and felt it necessary some of these comments be addressed to better explain the intentions and philosophies the Mandalorian culture is believed to continue to stand by throughout the years of their history.

Niv opened to echo the thoughts of many interviewed before her, that these mandalorians who would choose to hide behind aliases on a holonet rather than step up and voice their concerns at the weekly meetings held on Keldabe, are cowards, and not in fact, real mandalorians at all.

A real mandalorian isn’t afraid to speak their mind, even to Mandalore himself, or herself , no matter what.  To their face, and not behind a screen.   -Niv Dralshy’a

It was in many such holonet comments that these anonymous beings were bringing the honor of the Mandalore and the mandalorians participating into question regarding recent events, especially in warfare.  Niv stated that though the mandalorians do have honor, in winning or losing, they will not hold themselves back in a time of war against the enemy, to do so would mean a certain defeat.  Mandalorians never underestimate their opponent, and give it their all.   To do any less would be an insult to the opponent. Niv stated there is no such thing as waging a war for an unjust reasons in a culture that is war-like in nature.  The Mandalorians consist of warriors, in all forms, as they have for thousands of years prior.  War is their very way of life, as it has always been and always will be.

Niv Dralshy’a

It was stated  in many of the comments in the news stories on the holonet that the method used to win the battle of Mirial were dishonorable.  This was in reference to Mirial inadvertently contracting the Karatos Plague, a disease which had previously afflicted Onderon, from the Mandalorians.  The Mandalore used the cure as a means for the Prime Minister’s surrender, a decision which caused controversy among the citizens of the galaxy.  It was to these comments Niv had this to say:

 “I was on the fronts of the war, I co-ordinated some of the landings, planned large parts of the fleet action, and I personally slew at least a hundred mirialians myself, They put up a good fight at first but they were using outdated artillery and armored cavalry, they had clone wars era starships still and despite their best efforts and Jedi assistance, they never really had a chance, a worthy adversary but by the time the plague broke out it was little more than a clean up operation dealing with the last remnants of resistance. But guerrilla warfare is a bloody war of attrition, it’s something that cost us a lot of men on Fondor and though we ultimately forced the enemy into an armistice in our favor there, it’s not a situation we wanted to be in again, especially while trying to distribute medicine and food. So we made them an offer, surrender and become a Mandalorian protectorate, and we will immediately begin importing the cure and vaccine.  We never said we wouldn’t give it  to them, but we implied it, because if they’re still at war with us, they would likely be attacking logistic convoys that carry that medicine, which could destroy it. But would lording the cure over them to stop the war prematurely be dishonorable? No, because there is no honor in continuing to fight a broken,  dying sick people as they refuse to surrender either. It was a bad situation and had we not done it, the Mirialians would be dead. Mandalorians don’t show mercy in battle, we dont stop or lessen our assault because our enemy is sick if they swat away our attempts to help them, and we wont put our warriors in harms way for their sake if they refuse our aid.  Mandalore was entirely justified, and in his shoes I would have done the same thing, and so would his predecessor, my successor, and my predecessor too, any good Mand’alor would” -Niv Dralshy’a

Niv went on to say in a bold statement that the reason for recent attacks on the outer rim territories was the lack of galactic powers in the galaxy.  The Republic had all but fallen, and the Sith seemed to be disappearing or remaining isolated on their worlds.  She hinted that the attempt at a galactic takeover was more for the protection of these worlds who now have none.

“Aden’la Kad has earned the title of Mandalore The Reclaimer, because that is exactly what he has set out to do, in this time of absence of powers, The Mandalorians have a unique chance to re-establish our control of former Mandalorian territory and re-expand our holdings back to our former hegemony before we were defeated by Darth Revan in the Neo-crusades, before the desolation of Mandalore after the Mandalorian civil war, We do not seek galactic domination, but we can finally retake what is rightfully ours, the worlds along the hydian way and parlemenian trade routes and everything in between in Mandalorian space will and are being re-fortified, re-annexed, and reclaimed, this is our goal, the establishment of a new Mandalorian Hegemon, that consists of worlds directly surrounding the Mandalore sector, No more, no less. We are not on a crusade, or some great galactic invasion, we are doing this for purely protectionary reasons, to prevent instability, piracy and rampant crime and looting to destroy our space, we are stepping forward to take back what is rightfully ours and protect our neighbors and protectorates” -Niv Dralshy’a

Niv had this to say in conclusion to the interview:

“Any young soldiers, warriors and clanless who would fight for a greater cause than credits, who would seek honor and glory on the battlefield and to distinguish themselves, Come to Mandalore, come to Keldabe city and speak with Niv, she seeks such warriors to join her great family and clan. To become Mandalorian, the greatest thing you can hope to be, I offer the chance, an oppurtunity to prove yourselves in the coming warfare if you past muster, will be given” -Niv Dralshy’a

– Xera D’Ukal GNN News Reporting

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  1. The Eyes and Ears
    June 7, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    “Ooooh yeah, going all Neo-crusader again is honorable. Yeah you keep trying to tell people that slaughtering others is fine when your a Mandalorian and me and my own will try to keep all you A’denla followers from completely trashing our good name”

  2. Hoggil
    June 7, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    A war that brings death to so many innocents cannot be justified.

    • Arman T'ad
      June 10, 2013 at 10:43 PM

      Any innocents that were lost were lost by no fault of our own. It was stated very clearly that we would not harm civilians. when civilians arm themselves, we defend ourselves. it’s relatively simple to understand, Jedi.

      • Hoggil
        June 13, 2013 at 3:13 AM

        My statement still holds true.

      • Kaden Mereel
        June 17, 2013 at 1:51 PM

        So a man that takes up arms to defend his home from foreign invaders is the one taking hostile action? You are a real di’kut you know that? Try justifying it all you like ad, but you can’t spin this any other way but the truth that people already see.

  3. The Boneyard
    June 9, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    “They dressed themselves up as patriots wanting a return to the good old days of the Mando empire, but it was just a cover for organized crime.”
    ―Kal Skirata

    Aden’la Kad is nothing but another Death Watch coward masquerading as a patriot

  4. NC-304
    June 10, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    I find this all to be very ironic, but more so, the fact our Eyes and Ears friend here to be doing nothing more than proving the point made in this article.

  5. Silas Nalfien
    June 11, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    So does anyone notice that all these supposed Mandalorians keep speaking out against the Mand’alor and what he’s doing, and yet not a single one of them has the stones to actually do anything about it?
    “I’ve left a comment on a news site, therefore making me a true and honorable warrior. Poets and Songwrites for generations will sing of the time I quoted someone else and then wrote an angry sentence under a pseudonym.”

    • faardor
      June 11, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      The number of people dissatisfied seems to be bigger then the number of people content with the way things are.

      • Arman T'ad
        June 12, 2013 at 7:55 AM

        good for them, then they should grow a pair and challenge him instead of sitting on their asses crying “We think he’s a bad person but we don’t want to do anything because deep down we know we’re full of osik!” But seriously…there are measures in place that if a Mand’alor is truly doing something wrong, he can be replaced. All it requires is that a Mando’ad prove that they act like they’re actually the Warriors they’re supposed to be rather than a coward hiding behind GNN’s skirts. Challenge him and let what happens happen.

      • Mandalore.
        June 12, 2013 at 8:03 AM

        Then their challenges are accepted.

      • June 12, 2013 at 8:22 AM

        Things are not always as they seem. I suspect most Mandalorians will not argue over the holonet and make themselves appear so cowardly. It is the whiners who always cry the loudest.

  6. June 12, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    I have never seen such a display of these supposed warriors crying about war. If you wish to crawl back into your homes and suck on your mother’s tits then do so, but do not insult us all by bearing the armor of a warrior only to whine when you actually must go to war!

  7. Tyro
    June 13, 2013 at 4:29 AM

    “Things have been worse in the past. Though I’d argue there’s a lot more bitching than doing lately.

    I’d argue I’m one of the more nice Mandos out there. When I became Mand’alor, my predecessor was fought in single combat. I called for him, he answered, and I slew him before all who wished to watch the battle.

    Get your gett’se out of your purses if you really have an issue. Last I checked, A’denla is mortal.

    And no, I don’t have a problem with Mand’alor. Before anyone preemptively calls for me to be their ‘champion’, I am not interested.”

  8. Borus Falm
    June 13, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    To A’denla Kad and his war-mongering kin:

    The territories that ‘belonged,’ (due note the past tense being used), to you during the times of savagery and enslavement, i.e. Neo Crusaders, have long been extinguished hundreds of years ago. These planets that your Mandalore is reclaiming do not belong to you; each of these sectors in the Outer Rim belong to the People of that reside there; these People do not need to be governed by a force that has been bringing nothing but destruction and oppression to those that do not want to be ruled or protected by the likes of aggressive factions. Those who assert their will, (not just speaking to Mandalore or his following), in assumption that they either deserve to preside over these star systems, or that the denizens of the Galaxy cannot protect and enforce their own laws need to heed these words not as a threat, but as a warning: We, the freedom fighters of the Galaxy, will stop you at nothing until you end your warpath. By this, we hope for you to leave Mirial peacefully in the next coming months, and if you do not, expect force to arrive.

    For freedom and democracy,

    Borus Falm, an average citizen of the Galaxy

    • Commander Brave
      June 14, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      Someone needs to learn their history. The conquests that expanded Mandalorian space to where it was prior to the Mandalorian invasion of the outer rim was done so under the first Mandalores at the dawn of the Mandalorian’s history. And when the Yuuzhan Vong threatened to burn the entire galaxy, and eradicate galactic civilization It was the Mandalorians who were amoung the first to fight back. we found out their weaknesses, we discovered how to crush them and we drove them back. Our world was bombarded for it.But like always we made the best of it. The Galaxy is in chaos, and Sith and Pirates are rampaging across the galaxy swallowing up what they can. The peoples of these places in the immediate range of Mandalorian expansion should be thankful it’s us that are expanding our protectorate to. Our protectorates are not intruded upon, their lives are little disrupted once they return to normal. We have few prohibitive laws, And planets govern themselves as long as they pay their taxes

      • Borus Falm
        June 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM

        If these planets accepted your protection with open arms, my involvement would not be occurring right now. However, what happened in the past is history, we are talking about independent planets and colonies trying to live in peace and continue to run whatever form of government they please. If they show resistance against your Mandalorian Protectorate, then that means you are an oppressive force; and when factions that establish themselves as an invasive, expanding power, that is where the People rise up and fight like myself.

        Speaking of Sith especially, I grow tired of mandalorians talking ill about them, (especially A’denla Kad and his followers). I recall an article that I saw which established a trade agreement, whether it was a brief or continuing one, between Mandalore and the Byss Empire. Though they will not be forgotten in the quest for freedom from oppression and democracy in the Galaxy, your ‘hegemony’ has been on the move since the Coruscant incident. This is something that we cannot allow.

  9. The Eyes and Ears
    June 14, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Mandalore. :
    Then their challenges are accepted.

    “I don’t quite like it when some say to quote/unquote ‘Grow a pair’ because of my current non-male gender. But if you want a fight, then I happily give it to you…cause I got a good strong pair of ovaries and a dark sword just waiting to cleanly split your head form your shoulders”

  10. Penance
    June 21, 2013 at 2:55 AM

    Commenting on comments in GNN What, miiiiiind freeeeeeeeeeeak

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