GALACTIC CIVIL WAR
Wicket’s life changed when the Empire arrived on the forest moon of Endor, knocking down trees and constructing a bunker and massive shield generator. The young Ewok scout from Bright Tree Village kept a wary eye on the Imperials, and intervened when a team of scout troopers tried to capture a young woman who’d been knocked off a speeder bike.
That marked the beginning of Wicket’s friendship with Princess Leia Organa. Leia’s rebels joined forces with Bright Tree Village’s Ewok warriors to plan their attack on the Empire.
Wicket fought bravely in the battle, which saw the Ewoks use cunning tactics and their knowledge of the forest to defeat the technologically superior stormtroopers. The rebels blew up the shield generator on the forest moon, allowing their comrades in space to destroy the Death Star. The forest moon was free, the Emperor was dead, and the Rebel Alliance had won a great victory.
Princess Leia Organa was one of the Rebel Alliance’s greatest leaders, fearless on the battlefield and dedicated to ending the tyranny of the Empire. Daughter of Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker, sister of Luke Skywalker, and with a soft spot for scoundrels, Leia ranks among the galaxy’s great heroes.
C-3PO is a droid programmed for etiquette and protocol, built by the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker, and a constant companion to astromech R2-D2. Over the years, he was involved in some of the galaxy’s most defining moments and thrilling battles -- and is fluent in over six million forms of communication.
Secluded in a remote corner of the galaxy, the forest moon of Endor would easily have been overlooked by history were it not for the decisive battle that occurred there. The lush, forest home of the Ewok species is the gravesite of Darth Vader and the Empire itself. It was here that the Rebel Alliance won its most crucial victory over the Galactic Empire.
As you enter the darkened canopy of Endor's primeval forests, you may hear the rhythmic beating of tribal drums emanating from high above. This is the domain of the native Ewoks, diminutive arboreal beings who call Endor their home. Though they have yet to master advanced technology, they have nonetheless erected impressive villages high within the Endor trees. The Ewoks use a combination of rope ladders, swinging vines, and wooden catwalks to ascend to their lofty homes. There, carved into the living trees are simple huts with thatched roofs and animal skin curtains for doors. The largest huts are reserved for such Ewok potentates as the chief, the medicine man, and the Council of Elders.
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.
The Ewoks are sentient furred bipeds native to the moon of Endor. They are curious individuals that stand about one meter tall. They are extremely skilled in forest survival and the construction of primitive technology like gliders and catapults. They are quick learners when exposed to advanced technology, however. The Ewoks accepted members of the Rebel Alliance into their tribe, and allied themselves to their cause. The Ewoks helped in the ground battle to destroy the Imperial shield generator built in their forests, and their primitive weapons felled the stormtroopers and the scout walkers of the Empire. Their help paved the way to victory at the Battle of Endor.