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.
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.
A standout Imperial cadet, Jai Kell rose through the ranks at Lothal's Imperial Academy alongside Zare Leonis and an undercover Ezra Bridger. Jai's elevated abilities drew the attention of Commandant Aresko, however, who planned to turn the boy over to the Inquisitor. Thanks to Ezra and the Ghost crew, Jai escaped, but had to go into hiding from the Empire.
Not much is known about the Empire’s Grand Inquisitor. A Pau’an male, he was tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down any surviving Jedi Knights. The Inquistor was an intimidating figure, dressed in all black and wielding a red, double-bladed lightsaber. After several encounters with Kanan Jarrus and his Padawan Ezra Bridger, the Inquisitor died in a lightsaber duel with Kanan – but warned the rogue Jedi that his victory had unleashed something terrible.
Nazhros Oleg was a caustic cadet at Lothal’s Imperial Academy who never missed a chance to undermine his comrades, seizing every advantage in assessment tests and behaving selfishly on training missions. After Jai Kell stunned Oleg while escaping the academy with an undercover Ezra Bridger, Oleg suspected Zare Leonis had played a role in their escape. Oleg tried to push Zare into revealing his secret while relishing training missions that let him bully and interrogate Lothal citizens. One mission revealed an operation transporting black-market goods on Lothal, but the cadet didn’t know his uncles were involved in this illegal trade. This revelation led to Oleg’s dismissal from the academy.