Mandalorian Clans Edit
A Clan or Aliit was a Paramilitary Family unit of Mandalorians consisting of the Alor or head of the Clan as Patriarch or Matriarch, Their Immediate and Extended Families.
As Mandalorians Believed That Bloodline meant little many clans had very few members who were blood related to each other, but were Family all the same. This resulted in that few Mandalorian clans had lineages of same blood ,or even species in many cases.
Origin of ClansEdit
A Clan was Usually formed by a charismatic, tough, or trustworthy leader who brings his friends and family together under one Name for each others benefits, adopting a symbol and style of life. they often did everything together. training, fighting, eating, living, working, drinking, and just relaxing together. Fiercely Family Driven, Mandalorians had an almost Fanatical dedication to their clans, valuing the honor and prosperity of their clan over their own life.
Mandalorian Clans often took the Form of semi Military units, with the lowest ranks dubbed Evaar'la or Ge'verd, the mid ranks ranging from Verd to Ruus'alor to the head of the family being the Alor'ad, Al'verde and Alor. in a Clan there could only be at most Two Alore .if there were, the Two Alore were usually Equal Partners, Riduur
Older ,higher ranked members usually acted as Uncles, Aunts, older brother or sisters or parents to the lower ranked younger more experienced members of the clan.Every Member of the clan however was expected to pull their own weight and provide for themselves as well as contributing to the clan coffers for food, shelter and contribute to raising children in the clan.
Clans in CultureEdit
Mandalorian Clans were the backbone of the Mandalorian People, Clan heads would meet to decide on important issues that effected them locally often or simply to keep in contact. they were very much like the real world Scottish Clans. When an Overall Leader was recognized amoung the Mandalorian people, it was the clans who decided it, as the first Mand'alor united the Taung clans, and since them.