Aayla Secura was a Rutian Twi'lek Jedi Master in the later days of the Republic, who served with distinction as a General during the Clone Wars. She served as a Padawan under the tutelage of Quinlan Vos, and later, Vos's own master Tholme. Both Aayla and Vos survived a brush with the dark side early in her Jedi training, though she later proved herself worthy of knighthood.
After Aayla was promoted to the level of Jedi Knight, the Clone Wars broke out, and she was one of many Jedi to participate in the Battle of Geonosis. She served in various campaigns, surviving such infamous battles as those on Hypori and Kamino. Indeed, such were her achievements that Aayla was promoted to the level of Jedi Master near to the beginning of the conflict.
As a Jedi Master, Aayla Secura led the Republic war efforts at Quell and was instrumental in the defense of Maridun. However, despite her undoubted prowess, Secura met her end during the instigation of Order 66 on Felucia, though because she was so respected by her troops, she was granted a quick death. Master Secura was remembered for generations by the people of the worlds she had helped during her life, and stories of her were known to have become part of the culture of many such people.