Introducing Tar Vizsla: The First Mandalorian Jedi

Ready for a heavy dose of world building backstory for Mandalore? Well ready or not it is coming in the next episode of Star Wars Rebels entitled, “Trials of the Darksaber.” The preview for this episode can be seen at the end of the current Rebels Recon episode:

Mandalorian Protector turned Rebel Fenn Rau reveals some of this history to Kanan in the episode saying:

“This was one of a kind. Legend tells it was created over a thousand years ago by Tar Vizsla the first Mandalorian ever inducted into the Jedi Order. After his passing the Jedi kept the saber in their Temple. That was until members of House Vizsla snuck in and liberated it. They used the saber to unify the people and strike down those who would oppose them. At one time they ruled all of Mandalore wielding this blade.”

Here are some still from Fenn’s storytelling:

 

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