Star Wars: Dawn of Darkness
The 501st Legion is the elite Legion of Stormtroopers in the Galactic Empire. First commisioned early in the Clone Wars by then Chancellor Palpatine, the unit saw some of the fiercest combat of the war and eventually developed a reputation for being battle hardened and capable soldiers.
The legion is currently lead by Darth Vader, the heroic but mysterious figure in the Imperial hierarchy.
Encounters with the Player Party
Aidan Dyre, like many other veterans of the Clone Wars heard of the exploits of the 501st while serving under Braylen Bren. However he did not learn about Darth Vader’s leadership of the legion until well after the end of the Clone Wars.
Learning this fact gave Aiden reason to believe that Vader was no mere noble who had bought his way into the Imperial military, as he had initially thought.