THE DARK TIMES
After the Imperial occupation of Ryloth, the legendary Clone Wars hero Cham Syndulla formed a resistance. Gobi, a Rylothian Twi’lek, was one of Syndulla’s best soldiers. He accompanied Syndulla on a mission with the Ghost crew to steal the Quasar Fire-Class Cruiser-Carrier, while they had secretly planned to destroy the ship, Gobi soon sided with the rebels, and his combat expertise helped ensure the mission was a success.
The Twi’lek freedom fighter Cham Syndulla founded this underground resistance group on his homeworld of Ryloth to disrupt Imperial operations through carefully planned raids. Many of the Free Ryloth members were veterans of Syndulla’s campaign against the earlier Separatist occupation. When Syndulla learned that Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader planned to visit Ryloth, he saw a chance to strike a blow for freedom not just on his own planet, but everywhere in the galaxy.
A grim Jedi Master with an amethyst-bladed lightsaber, Mace Windu was the champion of the Jedi Order, with little tolerance for the failings of the Senate, the arguments of politicians, or the opinions of rebellious Jedi. As the Clone Wars intensified, Mace sensed the dark side of the Force at work, and knew the Jedi's enemies were plotting to destroy the Order and end its stewardship of the galaxy.
The freedom fighter Cham Syndulla arose on Ryloth during the Clone Wars, after the Separatists invaded his homeworld. A dedicated fighter with no tolerance for corruption or dishonesty, Syndulla forged an alliance with Mace Windu that brought liberty to his fellow Twi'leks. Syndulla resisted the Empire after its rise to power, hatching a plot to ambush Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader on Ryloth. His daughter Hera would continue his campaign to undermine Imperial power.
A Twi'lek child who lived on the planet Ryloth during the Clone Wars, Numa escaped being captured by the Separatist droid army by hiding in tunnels beneath the town of Nabat. Two clone troopers from Ghost Company -- Boil and Waxer -- discovered Numa while on a recon mission. She showed them the tunnels, which Obi-Wan Kenobi then used to free the Twi'lek prisoners and defeat the town's Separatist occupiers.
Ryloth is the principal planet in the Ryloth system located in the Outer Rim near Tatooine. It is home to the Twi'leks, a humanoid species with two large, fleshy head-tails growing from their skulls. The Twi'leks call these prehensile appendages lekku and can communicate through subtle lekku gestures, although they also speak Twi'leki. During the Clone Wars, scheming Separatist warlords blockaded and invaded Ryloth, hoping to steal its riches.