The 327th Star Corps was an elite corps of clone troopers during the Clone Wars. They were one of the most active units in the Grand Army of the Republic, and fell under the 2nd Sector Army and Systems Army Alpha. They were responsible for the death of Aayla Secura.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
The troops of the 327th Star Corps were distinguished by striped yellow markings running the length of their armor and, as a result of Clone marshal commander Bly's ARC training, his troopers were allowed to don kamas and command pauldrons.
History[edit | edit source]
Early engagements[edit | edit source]
The 327th Star Corps was deployed for the first time at the First Battle of Geonosis and remained active all the way to the last days of the Clone Wars. Jedi General Aayla Secura was assigned to the Corps after her mission to Hypori, which took place four months into the war. Due to his ARC training, Clone Marshal Commander Bly had misgivings about Secura's Jedi way of doing things, but over time he came to understand her strategies, and the two forged a close relationship.
Under General Secura[edit | edit source]
Under the control of General Aayla Secura and Commander Bly, the 327th served as the Republic's spearhead into the Outer Rim Territories in the later days of the Clone Wars. Their reputation was derived from the actions they engaged in on the Outer Rim, never seeing Coruscant and rarely stationed in one place for more than a week. The troopers of the 327th saw action on such diverse worlds as New Holstice, Honoghr, Anzat and Dromund Kaas. They also fought in the Battle of Christophsis and suffered great casualties during the Sky Battle of Quell.
Outer Rim Sieges[edit | edit source]
The corps was deployed in full force during the Republic's five-month siege of Saleucami, which pitted the Jedi and their clone troopers against a massive Morgukai clone army. After the CIS forces were crushed, the 327th were deployed to the Commerce Guild purse world Felucia in an attempt to capture Presidente Shu Mai. Arriving aboard the Venator-class Star Destroyer Intrepid, the initial days of the assault saw a string of success for Bly and his troops, despite the fact that Shu Mai managed to elude capture.
As the 327th pushed through the planet's southern hemisphere, Bly received Order 66 via a top-secret channel. Order 66 branded Aayla Secura and the rest of the Jedi in command of the corps as enemies of the Republic. When Aayla was distracted by a low-flying bird, Bly and his lieutenants poured blaster fire into their Jedi General, ensuring Secura's death with multiple shots to the body and head. The 327th continued to faithfully serve the Empire after its creation.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Clone Wars: Headgames
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Jedi Crash"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Defenders of Peace"
- Republic 68 (First appearance)
- What Goes Up...
- Star Wars: Republic: Siege of Saleucami
- Star Wars: Battlefront II (Cutscene only)
- Reversal of Fortune
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Evasive Action: End Game
- Legacy of the Force: Betrayal (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars Battlefront: Mobile Squadrons
- Star Wars: Sith Wars
Sources[edit | edit source]
- "Guide to the Grand Army of the Republic"—Star Wars Insider 84
- "Order 66: Destroy All Jedi"—Star Wars Insider 87
- Star Wars Fandex Deluxe Edition
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
- Star Wars: Sith Wars