Outpost 327 was a Golan Space Colony 2-type facility located in the Zhar system,[source?] it appeared to function as a cargo depot of sorts and was usually surrounded by various types of freighters and cargo containers, as well as provide a docking facility for shuttles and transports. It was heavily defended, at one point in 4 ABY its defenses included a squadron of TIE/LN starfighters, two squadrons of TIE/In interceptors and a squadron of TIE/sa bombers, as well as the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Judicator. However, it was unclear whether these were the actual station's defenses, or Judicator's own complement of starfighters.
At this time, the Lambda-class shuttles Tydirium, Illudium, Xiridium, Viridium, Uranium, Mercurium, Iridium and Deuterium were also docked on the outpost, until the former was stolen by Rebel Alliance pilot Ace Azzameen.
Behind the scenesEdit
The names of the shuttles found inside the station are real-life or fictional chemical elements and all create a comical effect rhyming with "Tydirium": uranium (U, 92), iridium (Ir, 77), deuterium (isotope of H, 1) are real-life, while "Mercurium" can be interpreted as a reference to the element mercury (Hg, 80).
"Illudium" is an obscure fictional element mentioned in the Marvin the Martian cartoons in the form of the "Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator". Similarly, "viridium" is obscurely mentioned in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, where a "viridium patch" is used to rescue Captain James T. Kirk.
- Star Wars: X-wing Alliance (First appearance)
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi junior novelization (Mentioned only)