A small, feline creature found throughout the galaxy, tookas are simultaneously adored as fuzzy pets and reviled as feral nuisances on many planets. Properly trained, they can be affectionate as well as effective pest-hunters, which has led to their proliferation across worlds as freighter captains and other spacers use tookas to rid their starship holds of vermin. Tookas are so commonplace that they are often represented as stuffed toys -- like tooka dolls -- or cartoon illustrations that play up their playful and/or predatory nature.
Lothal is a diverse planet, with both farmland and a city center. During the age of the Empire, it fell under Imperial occupation, as farmers were kicked off their land and enormous TIE fighter and weapons factories were built. While most of the population felt powerless in the face of Imperial rule, a select few dared to fight back.
Not every Jedi perished in Order 66. Kanan Jarrus survived the Emperor’s purge, going underground for years and hiding the truth about who he really was. To keep his past a secret, Kanan carried a blaster -- an uncommon practice for a Jedi -- and used a lightsaber that had to be assembled. He was a leader among the Ghost crew, a small group of rebels looking to strike back against the Empire, and with the emergence of the Force-sensitive Ezra, once again embraced his identity as a Jedi Knight.
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.
Tarkintown was a Lothal slum named for Grand Moff Tarkin. The inhabitants of the makeshift camp were forced from their farms by the Imperial commander; anyone who resisted was arrested for treason. The beleaguered group were grateful for any help they received, especially from a small team of rebels that fought back against the Imperial occupation.