The Mining Guild, operating in concert with the Empire, was a network that harvested natural resources throughout the galaxy. One outpost on a small planetoid, which collected a mysterious green gas, drew the attention of giant purrgil creatures…and the Ghost crew of rebels. After a dramatic confrontation, the facility was destroyed, though the Mining Guild remains powerful.
Built on a small planetoid, the Asteroid Belt Gas Refinery operated in league with the Empire. Mining boss Yushyn led the operation with an unrelenting fervor; when massive purrgil creatures would come near the gas, he ordered his men to destroy them. Ultimately, the Ghost crew found the facility, stole its fuel for the rebellion, saved the purrgil, and destroyed the complex.
As the Mining Guild was in league with the Empire, its forces were granted certain Imperial weaponry and craft, including TIE fighters. Mining Guild TIE fighters, however, had a distinct yellow color scheme, clearly delineating that they were not in direct service of the Empire. They also had a notch cut in their stabilizers, allowing for improved visibility, but making them lackluster when it came to combat.
Massive, whale-like creatures, purrgil lived not on land or sea, but in space, and were the stuff of legend for the galaxy’s smugglers and pilots. They were often a bluish purple color and moved gracefully thanks to four large hind tentacles, along with two side fins and a dorsal fin. Purrgil required a specific green gas in order to breathe, which allowed them to travel great distances through the space. While very few have seen it, purrgil had the ability to travel through hyperspace.
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.