Taris was a polluted urban planet located in the Outer Rim. Although the planet was a heavily populated urban world, the surface itself was polluted with wrecked starships and dense, overgrown swamps. Makeshift tenements made of shipping containers and crashed starships stacked on top of one another, while yellow smog drifted in the atmosphere. The elite of the planet dwelled in nicer skyscrapers.
At some point in galactic history, Taris suffered from a devastation of some sort, resulting in the surface being littered with ships, many buildings being destroyed, and the atmosphere becoming largely polluted. Although the city ultimately maintained its status as a major urban world, many of its population resorted to living in makeshift homes, many of which were old shipping containers.
Near the end of the Clone Wars, Admiral Wullf Yularen received rumors that Count Dooku's new right-hand "Admiral Enigma" (the fallen Jedi Master Quinlan Vos) was planning to attack Taris with his Providence-class dreadnought. As a result, the Jedi Council authorized a mission to rescue Vos from Separatist captivity.
Five years after the founding of the Galactic Empire, a ship made a quick jump to Taris before quickly leaving the system. The vessel then rendezvoused with a group of rebels, who had commandeered Moff Wilhuff Tarkin's ship, the Carrion Spike.
In the months following the Battle of Endor, a cabal of dark side adherents known as the Acolytes of the Beyond bought the late Lord Vader's supposed lightsaber, intending to destroy it to return it to its master.
Behind the scenesEdit
Taris was created for and first appeared in the 2003 Star Wars Legends video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. It was also featured in the 2011 Star Wars Legends MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic.