This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Senate Hall page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 07:00, February 13, 2016 (UTC)
I can't speak to KOTFE, but I've been thinking a lot about the Rebels season 2 conflict. What I'm probably going to do is rename the Lothal insurgency page to something more generic to encompass the entirety of the early rebel activities against the Empire, since most of the Season One battles are ultimately part of the larger rebel movement. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 23:39, January 13, 2016 (UTC)
"Spectres" is super unhelpful to readers, IMO. "Lothal rebels" is terminology used throughout the Databank on StarWars.com, and it's a more reader-friendly term. We should stick with that until if/when we get an officially official name for the group. As for the fact that they're not the only cell operating on Lothal (as it relates to the Lothal insurgency page), that is true but they're on a far smaller scope than the Lothal rebel cell and don't have anything to do with the rebellion. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 01:05, January 14, 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for your suggestions. My understanding from watching the Star Wars Rebels episodes and reading the chapter books, Visual Guide, and Servants books is that the Lothal insurgency appears to be a localized conflict within the wider Rebellion. There is an article on the rebellion, which formerly used to deal with the rebel network. I'm a bit confused about how the Wookieepedia articles deal with the topic. I think we definitely need to have separate articles on both the rebel network and the Lothal insurgency. We could also expand the article on the Phoenix rebel cell, since they are part of the rebel network, and that article should cover most of the Season Two conflicts. I have expanded the Lothal rebels article to cover the Spectres' activities in Season 1 and Season 2. Andykatib 01:18, January 16, 2016 (UTC)
The formerly-named rebel network is now the rebellion, just in case there was any confusion there. Rebel network was a name I made up after Fire Across the Galaxy aired, but I moved it because the show refers to the loose collection of cells as the rebellion. Can you pinpoint non-Ghost crew activities that could fall under the umbrella of the Lothal insurgency? As in, specific events. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 01:24, January 14, 2016 (UTC)
Regarding non-Ghost crew activities, there are a few isolated incidents from Servants of the Empire. The first incident would be a group of unidentified insurgents planting explosives on seismic surveyors in Edge of the Galaxy (pp 64-69). Zare Leonis and his friends Beck Ollet and Merei Spanjaf stumble upon the insurgents while Beck is taking them on a tour of the Westhills. The intruders are never identified and flee into the night when Leonis & company arrive. Beck misleads the Imperial security forces by telling them that the intruders had fled north, when they had actually fled south. Later, we learn that Beck is not only a rebel sympathizer but part of a three-member rebel cell. The second non-Ghost incident would be Beck and his fellow rebels attempting to plant detonators in an Imperial mine in the Westhills. They are pursued by an Imperial Troop Transport and Leonis later sees Beck being arrested by stormtroopers. (see Edge of the Galaxy pp 159-64, 170-71).
In Edge (pp 137-42), Leonis and Beck also witness Imperial forces led by CaptainPiers Roddance opening fire on a group of peaceful farmers who were protesting the confiscation of their land for an Imperial mining project. Later, Imperial HoloNet news falsely claims that the farmers attacked Imperial surveyors and damaged mining equipment; provoking the Imperials in shooting them. It occurs between the first and second incident. I personally don't consider it as part of the Lothal insurgency since it was basically a land dispute that degenerated into a one-sided massacre committed by the authorities. This occurs between the first and second incident and has the effect of radicalizing Beck and Zare. I'm not sure whether Zare Leonis' infiltration of the Imperial Academies on Lothal and Arkanis and Merei's Transportation Ministry data breach can be considered part of the Lothal insurgency. They certainly had connections with the crew of the Ghost but those two latter incidents seem to be "lone-wolf operations". Andykatib 01:48,January 14, 2016 (UTC)