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.
Known for its striking interior mural called New Freedom, the Lothal Old Republic Senate Building was a distinct landmark featuring a towering spire. It was abandoned when the Empire built the Imperial Complex, but came alive once more as the meeting site between the Ghost crew and Senator Gall Trayvis.
An ancient building hidden within the planet surface, the Lothal Jedi Temple was discovered by Padawan Ezra Bridger through a connection with the Force. Inside the Temple, he and his Master, Kanan Jarrus, gained new insights into themselves -- thanks to guidance from Yoda, communing from a distant world. There, Yoda gave Ezra a kyber crystal, allowing the boy to construct his first lightsaber.
The Imperial Academy on Lothal was a high-tech, heavily fortified training facility designed to shape cadets into ruthless stormtroopers. Inside the Imperial Academy was the Well: a difficult, programmable obstacle course that tested the intelligence and strength of the cadets. Commandant Aresko and Taskmaster Grint served as the academy's unforgiving instructors, driving trainees to win at all costs.
Stormtroopers are elite shock troops fanatically loyal to the Empire and impossible to sway from the Imperial cause. They wear imposing white armor, which offers a wide range of survival equipment and temperature controls to allow the soldiers to survive in almost any environment. Stormtroopers wield blaster rifles and pistols with great skill, and attack in hordes to overwhelm their enemies. Along with standard stormtroopers, the Empire has organized several specialized units, including snowtroopers and scout troopers.