"All Stars Burn as One" was the official anthem of the Galactic Republic. At one point, the song excited the patriotic Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, but the tense political and militaristic situations that permeated the Clone Wars eventually made hearing the song uncomfortable for him. In the war's first year, Kenobi was sent to the prison planet of Ord Cestus to prevent the sale of the Force-sensitive JK-13 security droids, which posed a significant threat to Jedi. Upon his arrival in Ord Cestus's capital, ChikatLik, a band of musician droids greeted the Knight's party with renditions of the Cestian anthem and "All Stars Burn as One." The anthem was also played when a high ranking officer or visiting dignitary would arrive at a Republic site, as seen in 20 BBY when Admiral Tarnese Bleyd inspected the Republic Mobile Surgical Unit 7 on the planet Drongar.
After the Republic became the Galactic Empire, an edict known as Imperial Edict 2.33b was passed that forbade the playing of All Stars Burn as One. In the year 12 BBY, Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan tampered with the PA system during an assembly at the Collegium for Young Ladies in Crevasse City, re-programming the device to play the forbidden anthem. The incident was one of several that prompted the Collegium's Board of Directors to expel the girl from the school and return her father's 30,000 credit bond.
Behind the scenesEdit
"All Stars Burn as One" first appeared in The Cestus Deception, a novel written by Steven Barnes and published in 2004. Later, the anthem was mentioned in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia. The song was also mentioned in the 2004 novel MedStar I: Battle Surgeons and the 2010 video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, albeit only as the "Republic anthem" and "Anthem of the Republic," respectively.
- The Cestus Deception (First appearance)
- MedStar I: Battle Surgeons (as Republic Anthem)
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (PS3/Xbox 360 databank)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I ("All Stars Burn As One")