Type: Stormtrooper Jedi Hunters
Blaster: Blaster Rifle 6D+2
Brawling Parry: 5D
Melee Combat: 5D
Melee Parry: 5D
Missile Weapons: 5D+2
Tactics: Jedi 4D
Inquisitorius Mental Training: Purge troopers receive special training from the Inquisitorius against Force-based mind manipulation techniques and roll double their Perception or willpower to resist such attacks.
Character Points: 10
Equipment: E-11D blaster rifle (5D), x1 thermal detonator (7D), x2 grenades (5D), purge trooper armor (+2D physical, +1D energy, +4D to resist lightsaber damage, -1D to Dexterity and related skill checks, integrated comlink), utility belt.
Background: Purge Troopers, also known as Purge Stormtroopers, were Imperial soldiers led by the Commander-in-Chief Darth Vader and the operatives of the Inquisitorius during the reign of the Galactic Empire assigned to hunt down any surviving Jedi. Trained as expendable death squads, they were activated after the Great Jedi Purge and subsequent termination of the cloning operation on Kamino. Not every Purge Trooper was one of Jango Fett’s clones, but at least one group was from the last generation produced from the Fett template. As with their precursors in the Grand Army of the Galactic Republic, Purge Troopers were programmed to obey Order 66, making them hostile against all Jedi.
In 18 BBY, Purge Troopers accompanied Lord Vader as well as the Sixth Brother, Ninth Sister, and Tenth Brother to the planet Mon Cala where they confronted Padawan Ferren Barr and his disciples. At some point, the clones which had made up the elite soldiers’ ranks were replaced by regular conscripts. Purge Troopers were also involved in the hunt for Cal Kestis, another Padawan of the fallen Jedi Order, during which they primarily served under the Second Sister.
Purge Troopers were also assigned to guard the key locations of the Empire like Kashyyyk which housed a prison, that was later attacked by Kestis with his crew and the unexpected help of Saw Gerrera, whose rebels had captured Wookiees from a resistance movement led by Chieftain Tarfful. In addition Purge Troopers were a component of the the security stationed at Fortress Inquisitorius, harrying trespassers such as Kestis and later the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and the young Princess Leia Organa.