The Deep Core was a region of the galaxy that lay at its very heart. A densely packed mass of stars and planets, the Deep Core was dangerous to navigate. The homeworld of the midi-chlorians was located there.
By the sixth year of Emperor Palpatine's reign, the Galactic Empire controlled a part of that region referred to as the Deep Core Security Zone. Kren Blista-Vanee, a member of Palpatine's Imperial Ruling Council, had been instrumental to the creation of hyperspace routes into the star systems of the Deep Core.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Destiny" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sacrifice" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Tarkin (First mentioned)
- Heir to the Jedi