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. But after the war, dreams of a free Ryloth evaporated under the iron fist of Imperial occupation.
The captain and heart of the Ghost crew, Hera Syndulla was a gifted pilot and leader. While Hera was a strong commander -- and especially adept at dogfighting with TIE fighters -- she was also warm and nurturing. The Twi’lek could bring out the best in her team, which consisted of very different personalities, making them believe in themselves, each other, and their struggle against the Empire.
A freedom fighter on his homeworld of Ryloth, Gobi is a close friend of Cham Syndulla and his family. Although he treats Cham's young daughter, Hera, like a niece, his insistence on involving the child in spying, flying, and black market arms dealings endanger the girl and leave Gobi at odds with her parents in addition to political tensions as Cham turns weapons over to the Empire leaving Ryloth, in Gobi's estimation, defenseless.