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The 109th Legion
The 109th Legion, pronounced one-o-ninth, was originally founded during the Clone War and was one of the first clone trooper units to enter the war. During the course of the war the Legion served with distinction across multiple battle fronts achieving numerous victories for the Republic. One of their most notable and stunning victories came at the battle of Crowkeiger, where the isolated Legion had been under siege for several weeks by a huge Separatist army. Despite their considerable disadvantage in numbers, the Legion, led by the renowned Commander Fiston, launched a decisive surprise attack against the Separatistís right flank and resulted in the complete annihilation of the droid army.
Despite their many victories, the 109th Legion was all but destroyed just as the Clone War was coming to end. Their demise came when a large Separatist fleet ambushed the fleet that the legion was being transported in as it arrived in the Pella system. A fierce battle ensued and the only survivors that day were aboard the medical frigate Rubicon, which managed to escape shortly after arriving in system. All that remained of the Legion were the sick and the wounded. It was the last action the Legion saw of the Clone War.
In the following months the Legion was rebuilt to its former strength and with the rise of the New Order it made the transition from clone trooper ranks to stormtrooper ranks. It was also from this point forward that the commander of the Legion would always take on the name Fiston in honour of its former inspirational and gifted leader.
Over the years subsequent to the birth of the Empire the Legion has served across the galaxy, fulfilling the will of the Emperor. The Legion has primarily been used in an assault capacity and it is rarely rotated from front line duties. Consequently the members of the 109th tend to be of a higher calibre than their stormtrooper brethren. In addition to the regular stormtrooper divisions, the 109th also have a Cold Assault Trooper division and a Radiation Zone Trooper division.
To serve in the 109th is to serve in one the most combat active and successful legions in the Empire.
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