THE DARK TIMES
In the Empire’s endless drive to squash all rebel threats, a trap was set for the Ghost team. Luring the motley crew to a construction module orbiting Geonosis, Kallus and squads of stormtroopers were waiting for the freedom fighters. In the ensuing battle, the ISB agent and Zeb Orellios were cut off, ending up in an escape pod together. They crash landed on a nearby moon -- two bitter enemies, stranded together. Kallus’ leg was broken in the crash, temperatures were frigid, and a large beast called a bonzami — and its friends — posed various threats. In the end, they had to work together to survive, and came to a newfound respect for each other. When the Ghost arrived, Kallus decided to wait for the Imperials; but he heard how warmly Zeb was greeted by his friends, and found himself very alone when back with the Empire.
Following his interactions with the Ghost crew, Kallus defected to the rebellion and operated under the name Fulcrum. For a time, he successfully helped the rebellion in secret, but Grand Admiral Thrawn eventually deduced that a traitor was in his midst. When the search intensified, Kallus tried to implicate Lieutenant Lyste; while it initially appeared to work, Thrawn knew that Kallus was the spy and looked to turn this betrayal to his advantage.
The Imperial Security Bureau was a secret task force active after the formation of the Empire. The group, led by officers like Agent Kallus, investigated and looked to squash any rebel activities found throughout the galaxy. The ISB took special interest in a small band of Lothal thieves, whose attacks on Imperial outposts marked the signs of rebellion.
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.
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.