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LothalNet comm tower E-272

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Name: LothalNet comm tower E-272
Planet: Lothal
Type: Communication Tower / Rebel hideout

Background: LothalNet comm tower E-272, also known as Ezra’s Roost, was a disused LothalNet communication tower located in the plains outside Lothal’s Capital City. About five years before the Battle of Yavin, the young orphan Ezra Bridger used it as a hideout.

Bridger used the tower as a hideout while living on Lothal as an orphan until he joined the rebel group known as the Spectres. Two years after Bridger had abandoned it, the Imperial Security Bureau agent Alexsandr Kallus secretly used the structure to contact the Rebels using the codename Fulcrum. After learning that Grand Admiral Thrawn was aware of the planned rebel strike on Lothal, Kallus tried to use a transmitter to warn the Phoenix Cell. However, Thrawn jammed the signals and captured Kallus following a fight. Using the trajectories of Kallus’ Fulcrum transmissions and General Jan Dodonna’s Massassi Group, Thrawn was able to find the hidden rebel base in the Atollon system.

When the Spectres returned to Lothal around 1 BBY, Kanan Jarrus, Hera Syndulla, and Chopper conducted a long-distance reconnaissance of Lothal City from the tower. They discovered preparations at the Imperial Armory Complex, indicating that the Empire planned to mass-produce the newly-developed TIE/D Defender Elite. After Syndulla had been captured by the Empire, the tower’s view of the capital allowed it to be used for recon in preparation for her rescue.

After the liberation of Lothal, the tower was eventually restored, and Sabine Wren lived there to watch over Lothal as a promise to her missing friend Bridger. Sometime after the Battle of Endor, Wren watched Ahsoka Tano’s ship and her X-wing escort approach Lothal City from the tower’s balcony.

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