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"Another awesome success. The Empire lost a shipment of interrogator droids, AND I got to make a beautiful explosion!"
―Sabine Wren, in her private journal[src]

In the years before the Battle of Yavin, the rebel crew of the starship Ghost undertook an operation to attack and destroy over two dozen Imperial interrogator droids near an Imperial center on the planet Lothal. The rebels, including Sabine Wren and Garazeb Orrelios, attacked an Imperial convoy and successfully destroyed the shipment using a paint bomb. After the attack, the Empire released a propaganda report via the Imperial Holovision claiming that a large group of insurgents destroyed Timely Tutor education droids bound for Lothal's neediest schools.

The attackEdit

"A deep indigo blast wave, and a leading edge that shimmered in sparkling orange. One of my best!"
―Sabine Wren, in her private journal[src]

In the years prior to the Battle of Yavin, and before the formation of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, the rebel cell that operated aboard the starship Ghost attacked a shipment of Imperial interrogator droids on the Outer Rim planet of Lothal. The rebels, including Mandalorian warrior Sabine Wren and the Lasat warrior Garazeb Orrelios, carried out their operation near an Imperial center on Lothal. The attack was launched under the cover of darkness and took out an Imperial supply convoy that was closely guarded by Imperial stormtroopers. The attack was carried out using blasters as the convoy slowed to stop between two closely-parked hovertrucks. Wren used a paint bomb to destroy the shipment, resulting in the destruction of over two dozen interrogator droids. The explosion, which Wren felt was one of her best due to the color and artistry used, lasted a few seconds, though she recorded it on her helmet camera.[1]


"I urge the people of Lothal to surrender the turncoats in their midst. Only then will Lothal receive the resources and support it desperately needs."
Commandant Cumberlayne Aresko[src]
Traitors Destroy School Shipment

An Imperial propaganda headline about the attack.

The events of the attack were reported by the Empire on the Imperial Holovision on Lothal. The story alleged a different version of events, claiming that the rebels—described as mercenaries and alien berserkers—attacked a shipment of Timely Tutor education droids that were en route to the neediest schools on Lothal. The Empire also claimed that there were between twenty-five and fifty insurgents, whereas in reality the entire rebel crew numbered only five in total. Commandant Cumberlayne Aresko urged Imperial citizens on Lothal to give up any traitors that they knew of, otherwise Lothal would not receive Imperial resources and support.[1]

Wren placed a clipping of the Imperial report on the attack in her personal journal, where she expressed joy over her explosive handiwork. She thought it was funny that the Empire claimed the attack was carried out by a large number of people, and she stated that the Empire was too embarrassed to admit that they were only attacked by a small band.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The attack on the interrogator droids was first referenced in the book Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook, written as the in-universe journal of Sabine Wren. The book was written by Daniel Wallace, with art by Annie Stoll, and was released on February 3, 2015.[1]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook
  2. The exact date of this event is unknown. What is known, however, is that the animated television series Star Wars Rebels begins five years before the Battle of Yavin, and this event takes place before the events of the show. As such, we know it takes place several years before the Battle of Yavin.

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