The 327th Star Corps was a military division of the Grand Army of the Republic, composed of clone soldiers bred to fight for the Galactic Republic. Led by Jedi General Aayla Secura and her trusted clone Commander, CC-5052, the 327th fought against the Separatist droid armies on multiple planets across the galaxy. On the eve of the Clone Wars' conclusion, a group of 327th troopers executed Secura in reaction to Order 66.
Prior to the Age of the Empire, the Galactic Republic and Jedi Order went to war with the newly-formed Confederacy of Independent Systems. Aayla Secura, a Jedi Knight and veteran of the first battle of the Clone Wars, supported the war effort as a Jedi general in the Grand Army of the Republic. As such, she took command of the 327th Star Corps, a military division of clone troopers led by Clone Commander 5052 whom Secura came to know as "Bly." They served alongside each other on many missions over the course of the conflict, leading the 327th against the Separatist Droid Army on several contested worlds across the galaxy.
During the Battle of Quell, the 327th was overwhelmed by Separatist navy. Ultimately, they were defeated and forced to retreat from Quell despite the arrival of relief force led by General Anakin Skywalker and Captain CT-7567 of the 501st Legion. Secura, Bly, and a group of survivors fled to Maridun where they successfully defended the Lurmen community against General Lok Durd's battle droids.
In 19 BBY, the 327th was deployed to the planet Felucia as part of the Outer Rim Sieges. While surveying a Separatist military force in the distance, the 327th received Order 66 from Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine, directing them to execute their Jedi leader. As a result, Secura was fatally shot in the back multiple times by her own troopers, including Bly whom she shared a close working relationship with during the war.
At the start of the Clone Wars, the 327th Star Corps was equipped with the standard Phase I clone trooper armor. Later, they discarded their first armor in favor of the more advanced Phase II model. The clones customized the new armor with distinctive yellow markings that identified their affiliation with the 327th. In addition to the colorized pattern design, the 327th soldiers wore pauldrons and kamas with their armor.
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