When Governor Pryce of Lothal wanted a stronger commander to dismantle the rebellion, the Empire answered with Grand Admiral Thrawn. Thrawn was a male Chiss, with striking blue skin, red eyes, and an angular face, known for his brilliant strategic mind and ruthlessness. He was determined to “pull the rebels apart piece by piece.”
A Kalikori was a treasured artifact passed down through Twi’lek families. Each parent added to its artwork to include themselves in the family legacy, passing the heirloom down to their children. When the Empire occupied Ryloth, Grand Admiral Thrawn took possession of the Syndulla family’s Kalikori.
The Lothal Imperial Factory was a byproduct of the Empire's increased presence on the Outer Rim world. The operation utilized citizens as laborers and drew the attention of Grand Admiral Thrawn following reports of poor engineering. It was here that the rebels Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger stole the Empire's plans for a new model TIE fighter -- the TIE defender -- equipped with shields, thanks to the informant, Agent Kallus.
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.