"Mandalorians don't make threats. We make promises."


Mando'ade are nothing without our culture, and everything with it.  Without our culture, our people would have died out along with the Taung.  Recognizing this, the Mando'ade reafirm the ancient position that adherance to Mando'ade culture is what dictates whether one is Mando'ad or Dar'manda.

The most important aspect of Mando'ade culture is the Resol'nare, which translates to Basic as the "Six Actions" or "Six Tenets."  The Resol'nare are:

Ba'jur, beskar'gam,
Ara'nov, aliit,
Mando'a bal Mand'alor-
An vencuyan mhi.

Which translates to basic as

Education, armour,
Self-defence, clan,
Our language, our leader-
All help us survive. 

These simple tenets are what makes one a Mando'ad, and nothing else.

Verd ori'shya beskar'gam, a Mando'ad naas ures Resol'nare.


Education.  All Mando'ade are expected to raise their children as Mando'ade.  There is no typical education regiment, but most consist of firearm and blade practice, piloting, equipment upkeep and maintenance, Mando'a and the Resol'nare.  Some also choose to teach their children other skills, such as hunting, cooking, wilderness survival, battlefield medicine, machine repair, and other practical disciplines.  


Armour.  Beskar'gam is the most outward display of being a MandoBeskar'gam also says a great deal about its owner.  While most aruetiise see identical sets of armour varying only in colour, each set of Beskar'gam is actually quite unique and tailored to suit the comforts, fighiting styles, and abilities of its owner.

In addition to wearing the armour, Mando'ade are expect to be able to care for it and keep it in peak condition, ready for combat at a moment's notice.


Defence.  Other than Beskar'gam, Ara'nov is probably the tenet that sentients most associate with the Mando'ade.  All Mando'ade are expected to be able to hold their own in combat, regardless of sex, age,  or profession.  This fighting prowess is also expected to be put to use to defend ones aliit in times of need.  Many assume that because of this tenet all Mando'ade are soldiers by profession, but this is not the case.  Mando'ade merely recognize the importance of being able to defend oneself and those they love.  
While anyone can obey the other tenets, Ara'nov is what seperates the Mando'ade from the hut'uune.


Clan.  Unknown to many aruetiise is the emphasis the Mando'ade place on family.  Family is such a big part of Mando society that it's organisation is centered around it, in the form of clans.  However, aliite in Mando society are far different than those found in most galactic cultures.  Mando aliite can best be understood with the old proverb,"Aliit ori'shya tal'din," which translates into basic as "Family is more than blood."  While it certainly is important to raise the children one births as Mando'ade, adoption is just as important, and more widespread in some places.  Adoptees are given the same status and treated the same as those related by blood.  Through this practice, the Mando'ade have managed to keep strong throughout the centuries.


Language.  Although some may disagree, Mando'a is extremely important.  It sets us apart from the aruetiise and it strengthens our bonds with those who have come before.  It serves as a form of universal communication and way to tie together what is otherwise an extremely diverse group of sentients.  It also allows us to express ourselves; through proverbs, poetry, and song.  Not only that but it allows us to express that which is indescribable in any other language.  Because of Mando'a, your vode will understand you when you say shereshoy, even when no one else in the galaxy can..  It is Mando through and through.


Sole ruler, Mandalore.  It is no coincidence Mandalorians call themselves the "Mando'ade".  This word translates to Basic as the "Sons and Daughters of Mandalore."  Mand'alor is never Mand'alore.  He is our one ruler and leader of the clans.  He is the most worthy warrior who takes the place of the previous Mand'alor after he joins the Manda.  He leads us against those who would do us harm and those who he would have us harm.  He is the embodiment of the ideals of te Sol'yc Mand'alor and the guardian of Mando values and life.