This post contains spoilers for the latest episode of The Mandalorian.
As the Mandalorians form the secret covert plan to rescue the young Foundling Ragnar, they look for a way to get to the top of the peak where a flying creature has taken him. Paz Vizsla and the others claim they can't use jetpacks because they might spook the beast into killing the child. The Mandalorians claim it's too high to climb."These are no higher than the peaks of Kyrimorut," Bo-Katan Kryze tells the others. "I used to climb them in basic training."
But what are the peaks of Kyrimorut and why do they have a special significance in the Legends of the "Star Wars" canon? Let's take a look.
Author Karen Traviss brought Kyrimorut into "Star Wars" in her books in the "Republic Commando" series. The books themselves were spinoffs from the video game of the same name (which has recently been remastered and re-released for next-gen consoles and is well worth your time.) In these books, Kyrimorut is more jungle and trees than mountain peaks, but it was home to an unusual sect of Mandalorians.
Home to Clan Skirata, this was essentially a covert of misfits who took in clones who had deserted the Clone Wars and would rather live the lives of Mandalorians. This was also at a time in the canon when it seemed like Jango Fett and Boba Fett were Mandalorians and the Clones had a lot of that heritage and lineage to them. After the Empire took over the galaxy and hunted the Jedi down, the group at Kyrimorut even took in Jedi on the run, accepting them as their own.
For many years, it became a place known for refuge and found family, and as we look at how the Mandalorian covert is shaping up in this new season of "The Mandalorian," it seems as though it's taking plenty of inspiration from it.
Aging Clones And The Bad Batch
One of the plotlines in Karen Traviss' stories involves the kidnapping of a Kaminoan scientist brought back to Kyrimorut in the hopes that they'll be able to create a cure for the accelerated aging of the Clones. None of them want to live a shorter life because of the machinations of Palpatine and the Kaminoans and they're racing to solve that issue.
This feels like it has a lot tied in with what is currently going on with "The Bad Batch," where Kaminoan cloning scientists are in hot demand by the Empire. It seems likely that sooner or later the Bad Batch will want to solve that particular aging issue, too. If not them, then some other clones. It feels like "The Mandalorian" and "The Bad Batch" are intertwining stories that feel like they're on the verge of connecting at any moment.
This mention of Kyrimorut from Bo-Katan though suggests a lot of future storytelling potential. Or it could just be a cool name-drop. Either way, it was nice to see it get canonized here on "The Mandalorian."
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