The crew, consisting of Hunter, Echo, Crosshair, Tech and Wrecker, being defective Clones, didn’t have
their implants activated properly and managed to escape taking part in the Jedi Purge only to be betrayed by Crosshair who believed that “good soldiers follow orders.” This led to The group striking out on their own and trying to avoid being captured and reprogrammed by the Empire. Soon after, they pick up their clone sister, Omega and presumably continue having adventures throughout the galaxy. 14 years before the Battle of Yavin, Cal Kestis hides away on the planet Bracca, hoping to continue avoiding the Jedi Purge.
He is soon discovered by Imperial Inquisitors and goes on the run with former Jedi Cere Junda and pilot Greez Dritus, unlocking aspects of the force that he lost due to the trauma of the Purge before doing his part to take down the Empire.
9 Years before the Battle of Yavin, Obi- Wan Kenobi lives as a hermit on Tatooine and watches over his former apprentice’s son, Luke Skywalker and later Leia Organa as well. Also hunted by Inquisitors and his former protege, he faces down Darth Vader for the first time since they last saw each other on Mustafar, both of their feelings still raw from the battle. At the same time, Ezra Bridger, a force sensitive child, joins up with a crew of early Rebels. He trains in the ways of the Jedi with his master, Kanan Jarrus, and is instrumental in one of the earliest defeat of the Empire. By sacrificing himself he ensured that Grand Admiral Thrawn would no longer threaten his home of Lothal, his friends and the Galaxy. He fights Thrawn and sends the both of them and the Grand Admiral’s fleet into exile with the help of hyperspace traveling whales. And of course, Rogue One sees the crew of the famed ship stealing the plans for the Death Star before heroically sacrificing themselves so that the Rebellion is able to gain a significant advantage over the Empire.
The New Republic Era is the period that Star Wars fans currently find themselves in, consisting of The Sequel Trilogy, The Mandalorian, Ahsoka and the Book of Boba Fett. This era is mostly characterized as being a time of relative peace with small pockets of imperial remnants straddling along until the creation of the First Order. In The Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin is tasked with delivering a package to a few remaining imperial holdouts and discovers that it’s a child – a member of Yoda’s force sensitive race. Remembering his own youth, Djarin scraps the job as he begins to develop paternal feelings for the child and takes him on as a Mandalorian foundling, just as he was. Their journeys take them across many planets and adventures with them crossing the paths of an old Boba Fett and Ahsoka Tano while also continuing to foil the return of the Empire in their spare time.
On Tatooine, Boba Fett and Fennec Shand pick up the remains of Jabba’s crime ring while offering support to Djarin and elsewhere, Ahsoka Tano tries to intercept the return of Thrawn and his fleet while also continuing the story of Rebels, giving fans answers to many of their questions almost a decade later. Some time after all of these events, The First Order is founded by Supreme Leader Snoke after almost two decades of continued covert marshaling of forces, leading into the sequel Trilogy.
The history of Star Wars is vast. Between the current canon and very interesting Legends
stories, there isn’t enough time to cover every wonderful aspect of this amazing galaxy. So hopefully this small taste was more than enough to open one’s mind to just how much media there is to consume from this universe. Between all of the movies, television, books and comics, there
are so many avenues with which one can enjoy the storytelling of Star Wars, one just has to open their mind and feel their way through The Force.