SOCIETY. Mandalorian society traditionally centered around warfare. Throughout history, its members fought for both honor and credits with equal fervor. Recently, Mandalorian culture has fractured into three separate groups: The New Mandalorians, The Death Watch, and the Old Mandalorians.
The New Mandalorians followed Duchess Satine Kryze during the Clone Wars, and believed in moving Mandalorian culture beyond its warrior past. These pacifist Mandalorians believed in the potential economic power of Mandalore, built around the export of Beskar, or Mandalorian Iron. With complete control of the beskar mines, the New Mandalorians, after years of civil war, wrested control of their home world and steered their people onto a more peaceful path. Unfortunately, it was not to last.
When the New Mandalorians rose from the ashes of Mandalore’s Civil War, they vanished unrepentant warrior-clans to the moon of Concordia. The Death Watch is the most infamous group, known for their bloodthirsty savagery and desire for conquest. During the Clone Wars, the Death Watch returned to exact their revenge. They were ultimately defeated, but members remain in hiding on Mandalore and Concordia, awaiting the next call to arms.
The Old Mandalorians also endured exile after the Civil War. However, rather than plot revenge on Concordia, many resettled elsewhere in the galaxy. Concord Dawn, Gargon, Ordo, and Vlemoth Port are but a few of the worlds that support Mandalorian expatriates. Here, the Mandalorians live as they have for millennia, working for the highest bidder. Old Mandalorians are considered honorable and dangerously competent amongst their deadly trade. They prioritize their family and clan above all else, and train as warriors from a young age.
— Age of Rebellion, “Friends Like These”.