Noble Company is an elite company of 501st troopers formed prior to the second battle of Geonosis. They specialised in flanking enemy lines and attacking key targets deep inside enemy territory. The members of Noble Company were picked from the best of the best within 501st and they underwent regular and very extensive training. Battles Second Battle of Geonosis During the second battle of Geonosis the Noble Company was tasked with a mission to infiltrate and destroy a CIS airbase. Without this airbase being destroyed the CIS would launch and aerial assault on the main force attacking the droid factory. Noble Company did not have the sheer manpower to launch a full frontal assault on the airbase and thus they devised a plan to infiltrate the airbase using the underground catacombs beneath it. Once inside the catacombs they did not expect to come across hundreds of sleeping Geonosians that they had to avoid to quietly in order to get to the airbase. Once inside the airbase they planted explosives and prepared to leave, however were ambushed by Geonosians and CIS forces that had discovered their presence within the airbase. They ended up having to retreat back into the catacombs and fight their way through the Geonosians. Even though they sustained heavy losses during the assault on the airbase they were successful in their mission and lived on to fight many more. Battle of Dantooine Shortly after the clone forces on Geonosis had destroyed the droid factory, Noble Company was called to Dantooine to assist in the destruction of the CIS forces positioned above the planet. They were tasked with a mission to infiltrate and destroy a CIS Providence-Class Dreadnought. As the Republic Fleet engaged the CIS above Dantooine, Jedi Knight Assom Rewhan lead the Noble Company into the Providence-Class Dreadnought and worked their way through the ship until they got to the power core. Once inside the core room they planted explosives and evacuated before they blew it to pieces, allowing the Republic Fleet an easy win over the CIS Fleet. Retaking a Medical Station A group of Trandoshan mercenaries had captured a Republic Medical Station in the outer rim and were planning to sell the entire thing, including all the medical supplies and injured clones they had taken captive, to the highest bidder. In response, the Republic decided to send in Noble Company and their newly appointed Jedi General Assom Rewhan to retake the Medical Station and eliminate the Trandoshan mercenaries. The plan was to have Jedi Knight Assom Rewhan pose as a buyer to allow Noble Company to board the Medical Station and start retaking it. Once the leader of the mercenaries realised what was going on, Assom Rewhan took out his lightsaber and arrested him. When Noble Company had cleared the ship of the Trandoshan mercenaries, they called in the Republic Fleet and handed over the mercenary leader to the authorities. This, however, was not the last Noble Company saw of these mercenaries. Battle of Kamino After being warned about an imminent CIS attack on Kamino, Noble Company was called back with the rest of the 501st to protect the cloning facilities in Tipoca City. After Jedi General Kenobi found that the CIS were creating an army of aqua droids using the wreckage from the space battle above, Noble Company was sent down into the ocean to halt further production of these droids before the clones at the main facility were overwhelmed. As they reached the ocean floor where the aqua droids were being created they were almost instantly surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of aqua droids that they had to dispatch along with all the droids making boarding craft and constructing additional aqua droids. With limited cover and only having a small amount of time, they took heavy losses but were successful in their mission. Members (Note that these are only a handful of members from Noble Company. The entire company consisted of 30 troopers.) Jedi General Assom Rewhan After working with Noble Company during the Battle of Dantooine, Jedi Knight Assom Rewhan asked the Jedi Council to be reassigned to Noble Company, claiming that he admired the way they quickly and effectively worked. His request was accepted and he worked with Noble Company right up until Order 66 when he was betrayed and killed by Noble Company. "Welcome to Noble Company. We have your back if you have ours Sir!" "Don't worry Lieutenant, I'll have your back, and "Sir" will not be necessary. I'm here to help you, not give orders. It's your show Lieutenant, and I believe that you are more than capable of giving the orders." - Lieutenant Noble and Assom Rewhan Lt First Grade "Noble" (CT-1008) - Leader After graduating from Alpha-17s ARC Training Program, Lieutenant Noble was tasked to pick from the very best in 501st and train them to make a company of elite troopers, which he named Noble Company. It was his mission to make sure that all troopers in his company were strictly disciplined and battle hardened. He personally trained his troopers to overcome their weaknesses and grow upon their strengths until they were perfected. Noble also had excellent skills with electrical circuitry and could hack into any terminal that hadn't already been blown up by Steadfast. "You've shown me that you have what it takes to be a leader." - Captain Rex talking to Noble Lieutenant "Steadfast" (CT-6486) - Demolitions Expert Also graduating from Alpha-17s ARC Training Program, Steadfast was one of Lieutenant Noble's first choices for Noble Company. He follows orders with above perfect standards, has excellent leadership skills and every now and then he likes to blow things up. Steadfast is one of the oldest and most well trained members of Noble Company. "He's good. Hell, he's better than good! He's the perfect example of what a Noble Trooper should be." - Lieutenant Noble talking to Rex about Steadfast 2nd Lieutenant "Fracture" (CT-3847) - Heavy Weapons Expert When Fracture heard about Noble Company he personally asked Lieutenant Noble to be trained for it. When Noble asked why he wants to join he replied saying, "With all due respect Sir, but if you guys are gonna be out there shooting things and blowing shit up then I want in. It's what I was cloned for." Noble accepted his request and pushed Fracture to his absolute limits, turning him into the ultimate killing machine. "Thirty of us versus thousands of bugs? I almost feel sorry for em." - Fracture during the Second Battle of Geonosis 2nd Lieutenant "Gemini" (CT-1106) - Medic Gemini was picked by Lieutenant Noble due to his advanced medical skills. He actually failed the training twice due to the fact that he talked too much, however Noble eventually gave in as he saw Gemini's talkativeness as a good way to lighten serious situations and keep the company's morale up. "His jokes are terrible, but I do suppose they're better than keeping silent all the time" - Lieutenant Noble talking to Rex about Gemini 2nd Lieutenant "Focus" (CT-8447) - Sniper Noble needed a sniper and Focus was his first choice for such a job. He has accuracy like no other and can spot an enemy from any distance. What he lacks in communication he makes up for with his excellent sniper skills and ability to get into any position when required, no matter how high or steep the climb may be. "He doesn't talk, but he doesn't need to. I've never seen him miss a shot and I don't think we ever will." - Lieutenant Noble talking to Rex about Focus Stories Noble Company is Formed "Captain, Sir! You wanted to speak with me?" Noble asks, "At ease Noble. I called you here to offer you a position." Captain Rex responds. "A position Sir?" "Yes, you've shown me that you have what it takes to be a leader." Rex pauses, looking at Noble to see how he responds. "I want you to train up some of the 501st's best men to form a company of elite and extensively trained troopers. I want you and your troopers to be the ones that take on the missions that Torrent Company simply cannot with our limited amount of training." "Limited amount of training? 501st's training is by no means "limited" Sir." Noble responds with a puzzled look on his face. "Perhaps, but it will be compared to how hard I want you to push these troopers. I want you to train these men to their breaking point, and then push them further." Rex sits down, looking at Noble for a response. "Just one question Sir. Do I get to name it?" Noble replies with a smirk on his face. "I thought you might say something like that. As long as you get results, you can do whatever you want with your company" Rex exclaims with a grin. "You have three months to train thirty troopers Noble. The war's not going to wait for us. If you have no more questions, you're dismissed" "Understood Sir! Noble Company will be ready within three months!" Noble says as he puts his helmet on and starts to walk out the door. "Oh, and Noble. You're a Lieutenant now." Noble contemplates this for a moment before thanking Rex and leaving. Three Months Later... "Captain on deck!" Lieutenant Noble shouts as his company simultaneously salute Captan Rex. "Sir, they are ready" "Have you picked?" "Yes Sir. CT-6486, CT-3847, CT-1106 and CT-8447, please step forward!" The troopers step forward and remove their helmets. "I have picked you four because you are perfect examples of what Noble Company should be. You all strive to be the absolute best you can be and you without fail have time and time again proven to be better than your peers. I would like to welcome you as the first fully trained troopers of Noble Company! As for the rest of you, you are still members of Noble Company, however your training is not over and may not be for some time. You should all take example from these four troopers and push yourselves to your absolute limits in your training and everyday lives. You are all dismissed for now!" Noble waits as the troopers leave the compound and then turns to Rex. "You have done well. However, I must bring bad news. We need Noble Company deployed to Geonosis in four days along with the rest of 501st." Rex informs Noble. "Geonosis?" Noble asks, a frown forming on his face. "Yes, the Geonosians are once again building a large scale droid factory. This droid factory could turn the tide of the war in the CIS's favour." "Understood, Noble Company will be ready to deploy." Assault On The Airbase “While we lead the assault on the droid factory, Noble Company will be going behind enemy lines to take out a CIS airbase that is close enough to give the CIS at the factory air support. Without that airbase taken out the CIS will launch a full scale air attack on our forces at the droid factory. It is imperative that you take out that airbase before they prep a counter attack.” General Skywalker informs Noble over a holo communicator. “Understood General, but how are we supposed to get inside the airbase? It’s too well defended and we don’t have enough men to charge right up to it.” Noble replies. “That’s why you’ll be navigating your way through the underground catacombs beneath the airbase, they should allow you to sneak into the facility, plant explosives and get out without being noticed at all.” “Understood, I’ll get Steadfast to start figuring a way through those catacombs. Don’t worry Sir, we will not fail.” Noble affirms Skywalker. “Rex told me what you’ve done with Noble Company, I trust that you are more than capable of doing this. Skywalker out!” The hologram of the Jedi General fades and Lieutenant Noble turns away to brief his men. A Few Hours Later… “We’re approaching the drop zone Sir!” The LAAT pilot informs Noble. “Roger that, Noble Company get ready!” The troopers ready their weapons and get ready to move out. “Go go go!” Noble yells as the LAATs set down at the LZ. Once everybody was out they regrouped and started marching toward the airbase. Once they got into position they blew open an entrance into the catacombs and started quietly moving through the tunnels. “I don’t like this…” Steadfast whispers. “Yeah, way too quiet down here…” Gemini replies. “Cut the chatter, let’s just blow this place and get out” Noble exclaims. “Hold!” Noble orders. “Is that? Down! Geonosians!” Everyone gets on the ground and keeps silent as a Geonosian patrol flies through the tunnel adjacent to them. “That was too close, the sooner we’re out of these catacombs the better…” Fracture announces. “Agreed, lets get moving, keep your eyes open” Noble says. “Geonosians up ahead, hundreds of em!” “They’re sleeping…” Gemini whispers. “Steadfast, is there another way through this tunnel?” Noble asks. “Yeah, but it comes out in the main facility, we’ll be seen for sure.” Steadfast answers. “That’s a risk we’re going to have to take, let’s get moving.” Noble Company move through the tunnels until they reach the exit and open up a hatch into the facility. “All clear!” Steadfast calls down the hatch. “Alright, let’s plant these explosives and get out of here before we’re seen.” Noble announces. They plant explosives around the hangers and main facility and regroup to leave when they are ambushed by battle droids and Geonosians. “Get cover!” Noble yells. “Way too many of them, we need to get the hell out of here and blow this place!” Fracture calls to Noble. “Agreed, we can’t get past them though. We need to head back into the catacombs, they won’t be able to follow us down there.” “There are way to many Geonisians down there!” Steadfast exclaims. “Do you have any other ideas?!” As the droids start pushing towards Noble Company they start retreating to the hatch and dropping down one by one, closing it afterwards. “Don’t stop moving! If we slow down it’ll give the Geonosians time to ambush us!” Noble yells. They run through the tunnels taking out Geonosians as they go until they reach the exit, where they all get out and shoot the entrance, collapsing the tunnel. “Blow it.” Noble says. “Yes Sir!” Steadfast replies as he triggers the detonator causing an explosion that envelopes the airbase in flames. “This is CT-1008 requesting an evac on my position, the mission was a success, The airbase is destroyed.” “Roger that Noble, evac is on it’s way!” Noble walks back towards the rest of his company. “How many did we lose Gemini?” Noble asks grimly. “Too many Sir” “How many?” Noble says, raising his voice. “Fourteen dead and five wounded.” Gemini says, looking at the ground. “Alright, lets head to the LZ!” Noble announces to his men.