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Taris is a Romulan female who lives during the 24th century. A member of the Romulan military, she served as the Captain of the D'deridex-class warbird IRW Haakona, and in 2391, would be declared the leader of the Romulan Star Empire.

When Taris followed the USS Enterprise-D to Iconia, Taris attempted to claim the planet for the Romulan Star Empire, but was rebuffed by Commander William Riker. By then, her ship was malfunctioning due to an ancient Iconian program present in the Haakona's computers. When Picard used an Iconian gateway to board the Haakona, the ship was locked on a self-destruct countdown which Taris was unable to deactivate. The Enterprise was able to locate and beam Picard off the Romulan ship, and the Enterprise crew instructed Taris how to purge the Iconian program and save their lives. (TNG episode: "Contagion").

Taris continued to serve in the Romulan fleet in the decades that followed, gradually earning promotion to the rank of Admiral. Initially, she serves Praetor Tal'aura during the Romulan Civil War, but following the defeat in 2383 of Fleet Admiral Tomalak's task force at the hands of Empress Donatra, Taris defects to the Imperial Romulan State with the twelve ships under her command. She soon becomes a trusted adviser to Donatra, serving as her representative at peace talks on Romulus in 2384 and being charged with readying the Imperial Romulan State's defenses after the talks are aborted by Tal'aura's untimely death.

In 2386, amid continuing chaos in Romulan political circles, Taris elects to defer many of her responsibilities to General Tebok, and takes her ship to Levaeri V to investigate claims that the Sword of the Raptor Star, a venerated relic of the Romulan-Vulcan Sundering, has been recovered. Taris is still in the Lavaeri system when Romulus is destroyed by the Hobus supernova; although Donatra had recalled her prior to the cataclysm, and her transmission containing these orders had been noted en route by a military communications post, Taris did not comply. There is no evidence that her ship ever received the transmission, and oddly, the communications officer who would have received the orders cannot be found.

In the aftermath of Romulus's destruction, many look to Taris for leadership as one of the senior-most surviving military officers. She initially focuses on rallying remaining forces, and recalls all vessels on deep-space exploration missions. Pragmatism marks her actions over the next two years: she works to reassemble the Romulan fleet, personally cajoling recalcitrant commanders, and concentrates its activities on relief efforts and border defense.

Although she expresses no public interest in political power, she is increasingly looked to by the Romulan colony worlds for leadership. When the Federation withdraws its forces from the Romulan-Klingon border in 2391, she quiets complaints among the colonies by insisting on Romulan self-reliance. She backs up her words with actions later that year when her fleet successfully repels a Klingon invasion of the Zeta Pictoris system. Following her impressive victory, the leaders of Rator III acclaim her the leader of the Romulan Star Empire. Achernar Prime and a dozen other colonies soon follow, and despite protesting her disinterest in politics, Taris accepts, summoning the leaders of the colonies to Rator III in order to elect a new Senate and establish a new government and capitol. (The Path to 2409)


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Outer Rim Territories[1]


Ojoster sector[2]


Taris system[3]


1 (Taris)[4]


Rogue moon[5]

Rotation period

24 standard hours[6]

Orbital period

314 local days[6]




12,200 km[8]





Primary terrain
Points of interest

Pre-Jedi Civil War:

Native species
Immigrated species

Pre-Jedi Civil War:

Primary language(s)

Galactic Basic Standard[1]



Major cities


Major imports

pre-Jedi Civil War:

  • Foodstuffs[6]
  • Raw materials[6]
Major exports

pre-Jedi Civil War:

"The prejudice, the rich spoiling themselves while the poor are crushed beneath them—not a pretty picture."
Carth Onasi

Taris was an urban planet in the Outer Rim Territories. The term Tarisian was used to describe people and products from the planet. The planet's ecumenopolis quickly developing over a century of prosperity, the planet suffered from massive overpopulation. Once a galactic nexus, Taris' importance declined with the introduction of improved trade routes, and the planet rapidly fell into decay. The remainder of the planet's history was wrought with civil disorder and social unrest. As it turned to industry as a means of compensation for its economic troubles, its oceans became polluted, eliminating the planet's main food source. Famine spread among the lower classes while the rich hoarded what few supplies remained. The resulting strife led to the Tarisian Civil War, the start of lasting prejudices between the Humanocentric Tarisian nobles and the largely alien underclass. The city became segmented, and the lower classes were banned from living in the upper levels of Taris.

During the Mandalorian Wars, Taris served as a crucial rallying point for dissident Jedi who had decided to fight against the invading Mandalorian Neo-Crusaders. As the lower classes were crushed beneath the rich, crime became rampant, and the Tarisian government did little in response. This caused Lhosan Industries, a mining company which employed half of the planet's lower class in its operation, to leave Taris. The millions left unemployed rioted against the government, kidnapping the planet's senator in the Galactic Senate as well as the local constable. This caused the local Jedi to leave Taris as well, leaving the planet in a state of anarchy, as the war raged on around it.

By the time of the Jedi Civil War, order had been restored, but swoop gangs and crime still held sway over the Lower City. During the war, Taris was conquered by the Sith Empire, which quarantined the planet in an attempt to capture Jedi Bastila Shan. As the search continued fruitlessly, the Sith leader Darth Malak, ordered the bombardment of Taris, killing countless civilians. This act had huge political repercussions for the Sith and changed the tone of the rest of the war, showing Malak and the Sith's true colors, the desire to achieve victory at any cost.

Over the next few millennia the planet managed to rebuild and recover from its devastation, though never reaching the extent of its former glory. Similar to other ecumenopolies like Coruscant and Nar Shaddaa, the upper levels were safe and secure, inhabited by the wealthy, while the lower levels were frequently plagued by gang warfare and inhabited by thugs and the poor.




"Taris? The planet's all one big city..."
―Carth Onasi

Taris was a ecumenopolis, at least in that all its landmasses were covered in a large city. However, unlike other ecumenopoleis, Taris had an ocean that covered a large part of the planet's surface. The ocean once possessed massive kelp farms that were used to sustain the planet's immense population. However, these farms were poisoned by pollution, leading to food shortages in the city.[1]

Taris, as seen from the Endar Spire.

The city itself was formed over a century of prosperity,[1] a remarkable feat considering other ecumenopoleis such as Nar Shaddaa took many centuries,[13] even millennia, to form. The towers of the city were tall and gleaming, possessing a unique, universally-rounded appearance not found on other ecumenopoleis. However, beneath the planet's initial pristine exterior lay the result of many years of lawlessness and oppression. In the Lower City of Taris, the largely non-human population lived in total poverty and desperation, prevented from entering the safer Upper City, which was almost exclusively inhabited by rich Humans. Following the bombardment of Taris at the hands of the Sith Empire, the city was left in ruins. Although much of the city would be rebuilt in the following centuries, many ruins remained.[1]

Flora and fauna

"And now that Taris is a smoking ruin, the only place to find tach is on Kashyyyk."
Griff Vao

Being an ecumenopolis,[1] Taris had relatively little animal or plant life. There were however several important species.[1][11]

In the upper levels of Taris there were feathered dogs used almost exclusively as pets. These unique creatures could be seen on leashes as their owners took them out on walks through the promenades of Taris. There were also large lizards that were domesticated and used to pull refuse through the Lower City.[11]

One of the only species of wild animals on Taris was the simian Tach. The Tach possessed a unique gland in their heads that, when powdered, could be used to make Tarisian ale, a major export of Taris.[1]

The rakghoul, the fiercest and most terrifying species on Taris, inhabited the Undercity. They were mutated humans that ruthlessly attacked anything outside of the protective gates of the Undercity. Contact with the rakghouls caused a sentient to contract the rakghoul disease, a terrible affliction that would cause the victim to turn into a rakghoul.[1]

The oceans of Taris once hosted a variety of kelp and marine life that were harvested as food for the Tarisians. These were later destroyed by pollution from Taris' many industries.[1]



"Taris was once a magnificent planet-wide metropolis of towering skyscrapers. But that was a long time ago."
―Carth Onasi

Circa 4,300 BBY, Taris was situated on a major hyperspace transport hub not far from the Hyperlane known as the Perlemian Trade Route, and was called the "Coruscant of the Outer Rim."[13] Taris became an ecumenopolis, with all landmasses eclipsed with a world-spanning city. The city's grandeur was once said to rival the galactic capital, Coruscant, itself. However, the planet wasn't truly a planet-wide city, as unlike other city-planets such as Coruscant and Nar Shaddaa, it contained an ocean.[1].

Civil war and anti-alien prejudice

"A century ago rising levels of toxic pollution poisoned the oceans and famine swept the planet. The rich hoarded food for their own use, and the poor were left to starve and die. But the poor rose up against this tyranny and civil war engulfed the planet."

Since there were no land areas dedicated to agriculture, the native populace harvested kelp and sea life from the ocean. However, industrial waste polluted the once pristine ocean, destroying the kelp farms and killing the marine life. Famine swept the planet. Panicking, the greedy Tarisian nobles hoarded the remaining food for themselves. In 4,056 BBY, the starving lower-class engaged the nobles in a massive civil war. Ultimately, the nobles triumphed. The Tarisian prisons couldn't hold all the rebels, so the nobles began the tradition of banishing criminals to the Undercity. Also, because many of the rebels were aliens, the human nobles became prejudiced against non-Humans, and banished them from the Upper City, punishing any that dared to enter the upper levels without a permit. Thus began the long oppression by the Humanocentric Tarisian nobility of the non-human lower class.[1]

It was believed that the swoop bike first originated on Taris.[7][14] It was here that swoop racing captured the imagination of the galaxy around 4,000 BBY. Using an intricate system of hyperspace beacons, Tarisian race organizers broadcast the results of their swoop races throughout the galaxy which eventually gave rise to a huge and profitable gambling operation. Taris remained a hub for swoop racing for decades, becoming the center of the Galactic Swoop Racing Circuit.[1]


"They say Taris is the Coruscant of the Outer Rim. But this world is nothing but crumbling buildings and urban waste!"
―An outraged Quarren

In 4,086 BBY Taris also received an extremely harsh review in Trampeta's Star Guide, as it was given the lowest possible recommendation. According to the author, T3 droids working in one of Taris' starports stole his baggage.[15] While probably not having any influence on the development of the planet itself, it was nonetheless a reflection of the decay that Taris was undergoing. Soon, new hyperspace routes rendered Taris largely obsolete in terms of its relevance to intragalactic trade.[1]

Joining the Republic

In a secret backroom deal, Haydel Goravvus helped install Lhosan Industries on Taris and in exchange, Jervo Thalien managed to bribe Taris into the Republic and install Goravvus as its Senator.[6]

Mandalorian Wars

"Taris, this planet so close to the stalemated Mandalorian front—"
―A Tarisian broadcaster
Taris skyline during the Mandalorian Wars.

Around the year 3,964 BBY, Captain Saul Karath commanded the Republic fleet that protected Taris during the Mandalorian Wars. Due to Taris' close proximity to the Mandalorian War front, it had been granted Republic membership in 3,966 BBY and it became the heart of the Republic's defense for the region. The planet served as a staging point for dissident Jedi and their allies for campaigns against the Mandalorians.[11]

Meanwhile, Taris had compensated for its decaying importance to trade routes by negotiating with Lhosan Industries, which employed over half of the Lower City residents in its mining activities. However, due to increasing swoop gang activity, Lhosan was considering pulling out, and moving its operations to a world with less crime. The local authorities assured Lhosan Industries that they had the swoop gangs fully under control, and would take care of them with the assistance from the local Jedi. However, after a fugitive Jedi Padawan named Zayne Carrick was accused of murdering the entire graduating class of new Jedi Knights and escaped twice from Jedi custody in the Jedi Tower, Lhosan made its decision, and abandoned Taris.[11]

This left many of Tarisians unemployed, and angry citizens began rioting all over Taris, setting entire sections of skyline on fire. The riots soon spilled up into the Middle City. Crime began to envelope Taris. The Senator that represented the planet in the Galactic Senate disappeared, and the constable's family was kidnapped. Due to the political anarchy, the Jedi based on Taris were recalled to Coruscant, abandoning the Tarisians to their fates. Taris was also largely abandoned by the Republic military. It maintained only a small military base on the planet's surface. Without the protection of the Jedi and the Republic military, Taris was left open to a Mandalorian invasion.[11]

The Mandalorians used Taris to make their first direct strike at the Republic. The Tarisians managed to form a small resistance movement led by Senator Goravvus and swoop gangs such as the Hidden Beks employed guerrilla tactics to assist them. The Chancellor of the Republic became suspicious of Taris' quick entry into the Republic and sent Jedi Master Raana Tey to retrieve Goravvus. Jervo Thalien, head of Lhosan, became frantic since it was Goravvus who had installed Lhosan on the planet and Jervo had arranged a Senate seat for him in return. He hired Marn Hierogryph and the Moomo Brothers to retrieve the Senator. He promised Hierogryph a reprieve of the Massacre charges and most of the bounties on him lifted, but also secretly ordered the Moomo Brothers to kill Goravvus, as he had become a liability.[14]

Hierogryph met up with the Beks and was soon reunited with Zayne Carrick. The Beks wished to join with the Resistance but had nothing of value to offer them. Luckily, Carrick found the constable's children, who were being held hostage by Brejik and Griff Vao. The Beks then took the children to the Resistance, where they were reunited with their mother. Together, they sought to take out the Mandalorian commander, Cassus Fett, who was using the Jedi Tower as his base. By that time he had abandoned it to take the fight to the Resistance, driving them into the Undercity.[16]

The Jedi Civil War

Battle over Taris

"The Sith fleet must have been waiting to ambush us over the planet."
―Carth Onasi

Though the Republic maintained a small military presence on Taris, the planet had not been viewed with any military importance since the First Battle of Taris. This changed when the Sith succeeded in overrunning nearly the entire Outer Rim, leaving Taris as the last valuable planet in that region still under Republic control.

The Endar Spire above Taris.

In 3,956 BBY the galactic senators decided to make a stand there and the Endar Spire soon arrived above the planet to bulk up the existing garrison.[1] Several important members of the Republic war effort were onboard the Endar Spire including Carth Onasi, Bastila Shan, and an amnesiac Revan (who was currently under the impression that he was a Republic soldier).

While on a mission over Taris, the Endar Spire was ambushed by a Sith warship. Bastila Shan was famous for her affinity to the Force and her skill with battle meditation, but she was unable to use her powers during the ensuing battle. The Sith troops quickly seized the ship in an attempt to capture Shan to use her Jedi powers for their own goals. Shan and several other crew members were able to escape the ships in escape pods. The Sith then destroyed the Endar Spire.[1]

Shan's escape pod landed outside the Undercity of Taris, while others crashed in the Upper City. Many Upper City citizens gave over injured Republic soldiers to the local healer, Zelka Forn. The Black Vulkars, a swoop gang of the Lower City, swarmed over the Republic escape pods that landed in the Under City, salvaging what was left of them. Shan had been unable to exit her escape pod in time and was captured by the Vulkars. Revan and Onasi's pod had landed in the Upper City and they were able to find an abandoned apartment to hide out in while they planned Shan's rescue.[1]

Sith conquest

"We've been ambushed by a Sith battle fleet!"
―Trask Ulgo

The rest of the Sith fleet quickly arrived above Taris, and began landing their troops on the planet. There was little resistance from the Tarisians, and the Sith were able to take the Republic military base without much trouble.[1]

Darth Malak, leader of the Sith armada, enacted a planet-wide quarantine, preventing any ships from landing on or leaving Taris. The Sith also programmed their orbiting fleet to auto-target any ships that attempted to do so. This was all part of Malak's plan to capture Shan. Sith troops questioned the Upper City residents about the escape pods that landed there, searching for any surviving crew from the Endar Spire. Malak also sent Sith patrols into the Undercity to look for Shan, using the rakghoul serum to protect them from a mutating disease spread by rakghouls.[1]

The quarantine kept many off-worlders who were on business on Taris from leaving the planet. Since aliens were forbidden in the Upper City without a permit, off-world aliens were ordered into the slums of the Lower City while the quarantine was active. The Sith did little to enforce this edict when off-world aliens ventured into the Upper City.[1]

A local gang war between the Hidden Beks and the Black Vulkars further hindered the Sith's efforts to find Shan. Brejik, the leader of the Black Vulkars, wanted to encourage recruitment into his gang and gain dominance over the Lower City by winning the swoop season opener. He had a prototype accelerator stolen from the Beks, which would allow the Vulkars to win the race. He even offered Shan up as a prize to raise the stakes.[1]

This was Onasi and Revan's opportunity to rescue Shan. Cooperating with the Hidden Beks, Revan stole back the swoop accelerator and won the Taris swoop championship. Brejik, unwilling to give up his prize, retracted Shan from the prize pool. While Revan protested, Shan freed herself and a brawl erupted. In the end Brejik was killed, and Revan escaped with Shan.[1]

Canderous Ordo, a Mandalorian enforcer for Davik Kang, the local crime-lord and member of the Exchange, was impressed by Revan's skill and boldness during the race and the brawl afterwards. He approached Revan with a plan to escape Taris and told him where he could obtain a droid, T3-M4, that would be capable of bypassing the security system for the Sith military base. This would allow them to break into the base to steal the codes necessary to bypass the Sith blockade. Ordo then took Revan to Kang's estate, to steal his ship, the Ebon Hawk.[1]

Bombardment of Taris

"Resume the bombardment, Commander. Wipe this pathetic planet from the face of the galaxy."
Darth Malak

On his flagship, the Leviathan, Darth Malak grew impatient with the search for Shan. He feared her possible escape and ordered his fleet to bombard the entire planet. This was arguably the most horrific event during the Jedi Civil War. Taris was destroyed unnecessarily as Revan and his crew, including Shan, escaped the bombardment. It is assumed that most of the Upper City citizens were killed while only a few citizens, most notably Calo Nord, survived the destruction.[1]

The destruction of Taris.


Many centuries after the planet's devastation, Taris was finally resettled by Human colonists. These settlers were famous for their ship-building skills. These settlers rebuilt some of the planet's former cities, though much of the surface was left in ruins.[7] Historians attempted to excavate the planet-wide ruins, looking for proof that the swoop bike originated on Taris. Not long after Taris was linked to the Hydian Way Route, the sole route that passed through the entire Galaxy.[7]

There is evidence that a battle was fought on Taris during the Galactic Civil War. In 1 BBY Pirates fed the Rebel Alliance false information about Taris's Imperial defenses. The Rebels defeated most of the Imperials on Taris and the pirates revealed their true colors. They sent three Interceptor-class frigates to mop up any remaining Rebel forces but were easily defeated, along with the remaining local Imperials.[7] Near the end of the war Gilad Pellaeon, leader of the Imperial Remnant conquered the planet.[17]

As of 40 ABY, the famed bounty hunter Boba Fett owned a private residence on Taris. He had once taken a bounty down in the Lower City and retained bad memories of the experience. He returned to the planet to research the possible whereabouts of the Kaminoan Taun We, and unwittingly met his granddaughter.[18]


The city of Taris was divided into four levels: the Upper City, the Middle City, the Lower City and the Undercity.[1] Each possessed unique inhabitants, lifestyles and problems.[11]

The Upper City

The Upper city of Taris.
"The Upper City's got some nice shops and all, but it's boring!"
Mission Vao
Main article: Upper City

The Upper City was a beautiful area inhabited by the rich and powerful people. They lived in the highest reaches of the towering skyscrapers that dominated the planet's landscape. Here, the privileged surrounded themselves with the all the trappings of prosperity, oblivious to the suffering and oppression of those forced to dwell far below them. Although access to the Upper City was restricted, notable non-Humans found in the Upper City included a Twi'lek droid merchant Janice Nall, Ajuur the Hutt, and a Rodian duelist named Twitch.[1]

At some point prior to or during the Mandalorian Wars, the Jedi Order established a satellite training academy on Taris, ostensibly as a means of preparing its students for the more rigorous duties of patrolling the Outer Rim. The relationship between the Jedi and the Tarisian authorities was mutually beneficial and the planetary constabulary sought in vain for more Jedi to be stationed there. The pressing threat of the Mandalorians, rendered this wish untenable, with all enclave graduates earmarked for front-line combat duty. In the midst of the Mandalorian invasion, the academy, under the leadership of headmaster Lucien Draay, was partially destroyed during an attempt to kill Cassus Fett, by the Tarisian Resistance.[11]

The Upper City featured a cantina famous for its dueling ring owned by Ajuur the Hutt, and Zelka Forn's medical facility, which possessed a reputation for being able to heal all diseases except the infamous rakghoul plague. During the Second Sith War, a Sith military base was also established in the Upper City, and its roads were heavily patrolled by Sith troopers.[1]

The Middle City

Taris Middle City.
"This table was Taboon hardwood! Do you know how hard it is to get that in the Middle City?"
―A Besalisk businessman
Main article: Middle City

The Middle City was the most populous level of Taris. The middle class and working citizens of the planet's Human population lived there. Many small business owners lived there, and most average people came to the Middle City to conduct business. Swoops and air speeders traversed through the air-traffic ways that cut through the many avenues of the Middle City towers. The Middle City was also the largest area, since a large portion of buildings were included in the jurisdiction of the "middle area". After the second escape of fugitive Jedi Zayne Carrick, massive riots rocked the Middle City, causing extensive damage. Although not entirely devoid of crime, the Middle City was notably more peaceful than the lower levels of Taris.[11]

The Lower City

A large reptile pulls a refuse pile through the Lower City.
"Just be careful down there. Those swoop gangs will take a shot at anybody. Even our Sith patrols have come under fire!"
―A Sith guard to Revan
Main article: Lower City

The Lower City was home to the lower class people who had not been born into the privileged classes of Tarisian society. Aliens were common there, as it was one of the few areas on Taris where they were legally allowed to live. A popular lower city attraction was Javyar's Cantina. Here, another Hutt named Zax placed bounties and rewarded successful bounty hunters on behalf of his de facto boss, Davik Kang.

Control over the Lower City streets was the subject of rivalry between swoop gangs. These gangs had pilots who competed in swoop racing, a popular sport on Taris and other planets (among them Tatooine and Manaan) since 4,000 BBY. The most notable swoop gangs were the Hidden Beks, led by Gadon Thek, and the Black Vulkars, led by Gadon's protegé Brejik.

As one descended into the slums of the Lower City, the signs of urban decay became undeniable. Filth and refuse littered the streets. Burned out vehicles and shattered windows served as stark reminders of the violent wars of the swoop gangs fighting for control. Denizens of the Lower City struggled to survive amidst the violence and filth of the urban wasteland.[1]

The Undercity

The Tarisian Undercity
"Anyone who wants me to go down there again can pay triple."
Boba Fett
Main article: Undercity

The Undercity was a village on the ground level beneath the immense skyscrapers of Taris. It was a dark, wild area inhabited by the Outcasts—people whose predecessors had been banished for their crimes. The Outcasts never saw the sky in their miserable lives, and nobody had hope that their lives would ever turn for the better. Rukil was the exception. He was an old man who was considered crazy by the rest of the village because of his stories about the Promised Land, a self-sufficient colony built long before the founding of the Undercity. No one else believed in these stories, and most of the villagers considered them to be tales created with the purpose of giving people false hope. The amnesiac Revan assisted Rukil in discovering the alleged location of the Promised Land, allowing a great number of the Undercity's people to undertake the dangerous journey to improve their lot.[1]

The Jedi Covenant battle rakghouls in the undercity.

The area outside of the Undercity village gate was extremely dangerous because of rakghouls, semi-humanoid beasts that could infect Humans with the rakghoul disease. The Outcasts had to keep infected people isolated from the rest of the society because they would inevitably mutate into rakghouls.[1] Few ventured outside of the gate, and many of the ones who did perished.

The Promised Land

The inhabitants of the Undercity believed in the Promised Land, and many died searching for information regarding its location.But with Revan's help Rukil led the outcasts to it.[1]


"The whole swoop racing circuit for this sector has been falling apart since the Sith bombed Taris."
―A traveler on Manaan

Taris was a very segmented society, naming the layers of the cities where each class of citizen lived, Middle City, etc. After the Civil War, the humans on Taris banned all but a select few non-humans from the Upper City, making it exclusive only for the wealthiest citizens. Most aliens that ventured into the Upper City without a permit were arrested. The Middle City had mostly humans in it as well, but had many aliens there too.[11] Conversely, the Lower City was mostly aliens, and crime was rampant. The Undercity was avoided at all costs, and only the outcasts dwelt there.[1]

The type of swoop bike that won the Tarisian Season Opener.

Justice was swift and harsh on Taris, and criminals were either executed, or banished to the Undercity, depending on the severity of the crime. The Lower levels, while heavily-crime stricken,[1] was occasionally patrolled by surveillance droids.[11]

The law-enforcing division of the government was known as the Taris Civil Authority, headed by a Constable. During the Mandalorian Wars, the Civil Authority had several patrol ships in orbit.[11]

One of Taris societies few reliefs was swoop racing. As the rumored birth place of the swoop bike itself, swoop racing was huge on Taris, and some of the best swoop racers came out of Taris. The Galactic Swoop Racing Circuit started on Taris with the Tarisian Season Opener. When Taris was bombarded by the Sith during the Jedi Civil War, some of the galaxy's best racers were killed, as most were present for the Season opener.[1]

Behind the scenes

In Star Wars: Empire at War, Taris is displayed with the generic ecumenopolis planet template,[7] which resembles Coruscant.[19] This conflicts with the established view of Taris, which features an ocean, while other portions of the pre-existing landmass still lay in ruins.[1]

Taris was created for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, an in-depth Star Wars based role-playing game on the Xbox and the PC. It is the player's initial starting point and is the only planet where the player cannot use Force powers of their own, since they are not Jedi yet.

Taris is also a recurring setting in the comic series based on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.[11]

The pronunciation in Knights of the Old Republic varies between characters. Some pronounce the first syllable "tar" while others pronounce it as terr (as in terra).


Taris in 1 BBY.
  • Shadows and Light (Vision to Duron Qel-Droma)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 0: Crossroads
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Commencement
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Flashpoint (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 9: Flashpoint Interlude: Homecoming (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Reunion (Mentioned only)
  • Labor Pains (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Days of Fear (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 16: Nights of Anger, Part 1 (Vision to Raana Tey)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 17: Nights of Anger, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
  • The Taris Holofeed: Invasion Edition (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 20: Daze of Hate, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 21: Daze of Hate, Part 3 (Mentioned only)
  • The Taris Holofeed Special Proclamation
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Knights of Suffering
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 25: Vector, Part 1
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 26: Vector, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 29: Exalted, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 31: Turnabout (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 33: Vindication, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 40: Dueling Ambitions, Part 2 (Vision to Jarael)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 46: Destroyer, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 48: Demon, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Dark Times 11: Vector, Part 5 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • Bloodlines
  • Millennium Falcon
  • Abyss (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Legacy 28: Vector, Part 9 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Legacy 30: Vector, Part 11 (Mentioned only)


Notes and references

  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 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.47 1.48 1.49 1.50 1.51 1.52 1.53 1.54 1.55 1.56 1.57 1.58 1.59 1.60 1.61 1.62 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  2. The Essential Atlas Online Companion
  3. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Handbook
  4. Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  5. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 4: Commencement, Part 4
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Star Wars: Empire at War
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Star Wars: Empire at War: Prima Official Game Guide
  9. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 1: Commencement, Part 1
  10. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 6: Commencement, Part 6
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Commencement
  12. The Essential Atlas
  13. 13.0 13.1 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  14. 14.0 14.1 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 22: Knights of Suffering, Part 1
  15. The New Essential Guide to Droids
  16. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 24: Knights of Suffering, Part 3
  17. The Essential Atlas
  18. Bloodlines
  19. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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