Mandalore Laws


1. Mandalore laws - Code of Honor
2. Mandalorian Code -
The Resol'nare
3. Mandalore juridical system



1. Mandalore laws - Code of Honor:

The Code of Honor describes what a Mandalorian is.

Kot
Strength is life, for the strong have the right to rule.
Those who would turn their Strength against their Brothers are Soulless. Robbery, Battery, Vandalism, Extortion and Abuse are punishable crimes against Strength.
Shuk'la Kot:
Robbery: taking anything of value by means of force or fear, with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of that property.
Battery: the use of force against another, resulting in harmful contact.
Vandalism: deliberate destruction or damage to public or private property.
Extortion: gaining anything of value by any kind of force or threat.
Abuse: conduct which annoys, threatens, intimidates, alarms or puts another person in fear.

Ijaat
Honor is life, for with no honor one may as well be dead.
Those who cast their Dignity aside are Soulless. Theft, Trespassing, Fraud, Conversion and Perjury are punishable crimes against Honor.
Shuk'la Ijaat:
Theft: taking anything of value, with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of that property.
Trespassing: knowingly entering another person's property without consent.
Fraud: the intentional use of deception, tricks or dishonest means to deprive another of their property or rights.
Conversion: depriving a property owner of anything of value without the owner's consent.
Perjury: intentional assertion of false statements.

Verburyc
Loyalty is life, for without one's clan/family one has no purpose.
Those who cast their Brothers aside are Soulless. Treason, Conspiracy, Embezzlement, Bribery, Disobedience and Desertion are punishable crimes against Loyalty, as is failure to honor the Resol'nare.
Shuk'la Verburyc:
Treason: betrayal, treachery, or breach of allegiance with Mandalore.
Conspiracy: an agreement between two or more people to commit a criminal act.
Embezzlement: fraudulent taking of anything of value by someone to whom it was entrusted.
Bribery: the offering or acceptance of anything of value in exchange for influence on a government or public official.
Disobedience: failure or refusal to comply with lawful orders.
Desertion: the abandonment of a duty or post without consent.

Kyr'am
Death is life, one should die as they have lived.
Those who deny their Foes a Beautiful Death are Soulless. Murder, Kidnapping and Cowardice are punishable crimes against Death.
Shuk'la Kyr'am:
Murder: the unlawful killing of another person.
Kidnapping: confining or transporting another person against their will.
Cowardice: fleeing in the face of the enemy or surrendering against orders.



2. Mandalorian Code - The Resol'nare, or Six Actions.

The The Resol'nare defines what a Mandalorian does.

Beskar'gam
(Wear armor)
Once Mandalorians reach adulthood, they assemble a suit of armor that suits their needs and skills and wear it in public through their daily lives. This armor serves as a tool, a visual designation of their status as warriors and a symbol of their clan and cultural identity. When among outsiders, many Mandalorians will not even remove their helmets. It is encouraged that Mandalorians always wear his or her armor and being ready for combat at all times.


Ba'jur
(Raise children as Mandalorians)
It is a Mandalorian's responsibility to raise children in the traditions of their culture and the ethos of honor and honorable warriors, thus thievery and scamming is banned. To help a rhyme was created: Ba'jur bal beskar'gam/Ara'nov, aliit,/Mando'a bal Mand'alor/—An vencuyan mhi. --- Education and armor/Self-defense, our tribe/Our language and our leader/—All help us survive.


Aliit
(Help the clan to succeed)
Each individual and family is expected to contribute to the welfare and prosperity of their clan, which in turn helps provide for the family and individual as needed. This act is far from the socialist prop it first seems, as it is a neccessity for a society that spends a great deal of its time at war to provide for such neccessities as food, shelter and manufactured goods when a large number of a clan's adults are on other worlds fighting.


Ara'nov
(Defend the family)
While the Mandalorians are best known as a warrior culture, they are also fiercely family oriented. Each member of a family is expected to protect the others, ensuring the survival of not only the clan but also the culture.


Mando'a
(Speak Mandalorian)
While most Mandalorians know and speak Basic and other languages, all are raised speaking Mando'a, the language of the Taungs. When among themselves, they are encouraged to speak Mando'a and use the language for naming of ships, vehicles and other equipment and assets. The language itself is very fluid and simple, reflecting the culture of which it is a part, and like the culture, it has changed very little over the centuries.


Mand'alor
(Rally to the cause of the Mand’alor)
The welfare of the Mando’ade is of paramount importance and all warriors contribute to its defense according to the wishes of the leader of Mandalore, Mand’alor. A strong Mandalore is an invicible Mandalore.



3. Mandalore juridical system
Any Mandalorian who does not adhere to these actions may be punished by loss of command or sentenced to pay tribute to its clan and Mandalore. Final punishment includes considered as dar’manda, or ignorant of their heritage. As such, they are anathema to other Mandalorians and do not deserve to be called Mando’ade and expelled.

When a Mandalorian is accused of breaking the Mandalorian laws and its code of honor he or she will have to stand trial for the accused charges. The court procedure is as follow.
A. All charges are presented.
B. Accused announces guilty/not guilty. If announcing guilty the judges will immediately decide any punishment. Max 1 week after charges been presented.
C. If claiming not guilty the accused gets a change to argue for his or her case and present any evidence supporting the claims. If any evidence are discovered as false or manipulated the verdict will per default immediately be guilty. Timeframe: Max 1 week.
D. Judges discuss amongst themselves which verdict and if applicable punishment shall be issued. Timeframe: Max 1 week.
E. Trial procedure(all posts/reasoning) will be made officially unless classified by the MandŽalor.

For crimes considered as minor or medium the board of judges(3 in total, all mandalorian members) will be appointed by the Mandalorian council. If the crimes are considered as major the three judges will be members of the Mandalorian council.


Special:
The
Mand’alor, or Warrior Eminence in basic, has the right to make exceptions and changes to the above listed laws and regulations without any prior notification. Per Mandalorian Constitution the Warrior Eminence and the Triad has the ultimate right to order the arrest and/or execution of non-mandalorians without a formal trial.