THE DARK TIMES
Imperial combat drivers were the Empire's elite ground-vehicle pilots. Stationed on worlds such as Lothal, Imperial combat drivers manned everything from speeder bikes to AT-DP walkers. They were also imposing figures, with large helmets, masks, and armor, and proved to be formidable in their battles against rebels and insurgents.
One-man vehicles designed for speed, Lothal Speeder Bikes featured a white color scheme and were outfitted with forward blaster cannons. Cargo could be attached to the rear of the hovering vehicles and moved quickly, though the real value of Imperial Speeder Bikes came from their ability to chase suspected rebels or suspects.
Growing up on his own during the age of the Empire, Ezra Bridger relied on his street smarts -- and subconscious Force abilities -- to survive. He became a con artist and small-time thief, doing what he needed to get by on his home planet Lothal. But this reality also hardened Ezra, who by the time he was 14 years old, had little trust for anyone. That would change with his introduction to the Ghost crew, a small band of rebels fighting back against the Empire. Ezra came to believe in their cause, and saw that he could help change the galaxy for the better. And with the help of Kanan Jarrus, he began to learn the ways of the Jedi.
Lothal is a diverse planet, with both farmland and a city center. During the age of the Empire, it fell under Imperial occupation, as farmers were kicked off their land and enormous TIE fighter and weapons factories were built. While most of the population felt powerless in the face of Imperial rule, a select few dared to fight back.