"He says he spotted some battle droids lurking in the area."
―Qui-Gon Jinn, referring to Attichitcuk's sighting of DRN-38's droids — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

DRN-38 was a battle droid who commanded a unit in the Trade Federation Droid Army. Between the years 39 BBY and 36 BBY, DRN-38 was sent to the moon Alaris Prime, where its droids ambushed the Wookiee Attichitcuk, nearly killing him. Attichitcuk's son, Chewbacca, later rescued him, destroying many of DRN-38's droids along the way.

Biography[edit | edit source]

"Halt. You are ordered to come with us"
―One of DRN-38's battle droids, to Attichitcuk — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

DRN-38's droids caught Attichitcuk in an ambush that nearly cost him his life.

DRN-38 was a battle droid who served in the Droid Army of the corporation known as the Trade Federation.[1] Sometime between the years 39 BBY and 36 BBY,[2] DRN-38 commanded a group of droids that was sent to the rediscovered moon Alaris Prime along with a large contingent of the Droid Army in an illegal colonization attempt. On the moon, DRN-38's droids encountered a small group of Wookiees led by the Chieftain Attichitcuk, who was leading his species in a legally authorized colonization effort on Alaris Prime. One of DRN-38's B1 battle droids ordered Attichitcuk to come with them, but when the Wookiee refused to comply, the droids shot Attichitcuk's party, killing the other Wookiees present and badly wounding the Chieftain.[1]

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, who was assisting the Wookiees, sent Attichitcuk's son, Chewbacca, to rescue him. Chewbacca found Attichitcuk, destroying many of DRN-38's droids in the process and, after having a medical droid heal him, returned the Chieftain to their nearby base. In retaliation, DRN-38 sent three droidekas to the base to which Attichitcuk had been taken, but the Wookiees defeated the droids and went on to remove the Trade Federation's presence from Alaris Prime.[1]

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DRN-38 was given command of a unit of droids in the Trade Federation army, which included B1 battle droids and several droidekas.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

"Warning: Your armies are being attacked by DRN-38!!!"
―Notification that appears when the player is attacked by DRN-38's droids[src]

DRN-38 was mentioned in the 2001 LucasArts video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds. The droid's name was given as the commander of the Trade Federation forces in the fourth level of the Wookiee tutorial campaign, "Researching technology."[1]

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