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Taris
Distance from Core Unknown
Region Outer Rim Territories
System Taris system
Number of suns 1
Number of moons Unknown, presumably none
Major species Human
Population 6 billion, before Sith bombardment; thereafter severely reduced (exact number of survivors unknown)
Terrain Cityscape
Official language Basic
Surface water Unknown, but more than 30%
Affiliation Exchange, Sith

Taris is a planet in the fictional Star Wars universe. It appeared in the videogame Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Empire at War. In the fictional Star Wars series, the Outer Rim Territories is the outermost part of the Star Wars galaxy. ... This is a list of the planetary systems and star systems in the fictional Star Wars galaxy. ... This is a list of the planetary systems and star systems in the fictional Star Wars galaxy. ... In George Lucas fictional Star Wars universe, humans are the most numerous and dominant species, with apparently millions of major and minor colonies galaxywide. ... This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The fictional universe of Star Wars is a multilingual one, in which it is common to have either a passive or active fluency of many multiple languages from numerous alien races and cultures. ... The fictional universe of Star Wars is a multilingual one, in which it is common to have either a passive or active understanding of many multiple languages from numerous alien races and cultures. ... The Exchange is a fictional galaxy-wide criminal organization in the Star Wars universe, featured in the videogame Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel, The Sith Lords. ... This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This article is about the series. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows. ...


Like Coruscant and Nar Shaddaa, the landmass of Taris was completely covered by a planet-wide urban sprawl known as an ecumenopolis. However, some of the planet's surface is covered with water so, from space, Taris looks quite different from Coruscant or Nar Shaddaa. Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Nar Shaddaa is the largest moon that orbits the planet of Nal Hutta in the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Urban sprawl (also: suburban sprawl), a term with pejorative implication, refers to the unplanned, rapid and expansive growth of a greater metropolitan area, traditionally suburbs (or exurbs) over a large area. ... The surface of the fictional world of Coruscant, the capital world of the Star Wars galaxy, and a popular example of an ecumenopolis. ...


Taris was once a galactic hub, being situated on the intersection of important hyperspace trade routes. However, prior to the Jedi Civil War several new, shorter routes were discovered, rendering Taris unnecessary. The planet began to decay, but still remained quite important in galactic life. The Jedi Civil War is a conflict in the fictional Star Wars galaxy that took place 3,956 years before the Battle of Yavin, as seen in Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope. ...


It is believed the swoop bikes first originated on Taris, where swoop racing captured the imagination of the galaxy circa 4,000 BBY. Using an intricate system of hyperspace beacons, Taris race organizers would broadcast the results of the 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, despite opposition from the Hutts and other criminal organizations. The Swoop bike is a Star Wars fictional vehicle. ... NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, is about 17,000 parsecs in diameter and approximately 20 million parsecs distant. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) reckoned at the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Gambling or Gaming [1] has had many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. ... Jabba the Hutt. ...


Infrastructure and business

The city of Taris was usually divided into three levels: the Upper City, the Lower City and the Undercity.


The Upper City was a beautiful area inhabited by the nobles and wealthier inhabitants. Access to the Upper City was restricted to humans, although notable non-humans found in the Upper City included Twi'lek droid merchant Janice Nall, Ajuur the Hutt, and Rodian duelist Twitch. The Upper City featured a cantina, which was famous for its dueling ring owned by Ajuur the Hutt, Janice Nall's droid shop, and Zelka Forn's medical facility, which was famous for being able to heal all diseases but the infamous rakghoul disease. But that changed when the Jedi Revan found a vial of a rakghoul serum in the Undercity and donated it to Zelka during the Jedi Civil War. A Sith military base was also established in the Upper City, and its roads were heavily patrolled by Sith troopers. In George Lucas fictional Star Wars universe, humans are the most numerous and dominant species, with apparently millions of major and minor colonies galaxywide. ... Aayla Secura, a Twilek Jedi In the fictional Star Wars universe, Twileks (pronounced /twiː.lɛk/) are a Expanded Universe]] series of books, games, and other media. ... This article is about minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe, who do not fit into any other category. ... Jabba the Hutt. ... Spoiler warning: // The Palowick are native to the swampy world of Lowick. ... Rakghouls are fictional creatures from the Star Wars universe. ... The Jedi Civil War is a conflict in the fictional Star Wars galaxy that took place 3,956 years before the Battle of Yavin, as seen in Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope. ... This article is about the Force-using organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


The Lower City was home for the lower class, and non-humans were common there, especially in Javyar's cantina. Another Hutt, 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 — street gangs whose pilots competed in swoop racing, a popular kind of sport on Taris and other planets, among them Tatooine and Manaan. The most notable swoop gangs were the Hidden Beks, led by Gadon Thek, and the Black Vulkars, led by Gadon's adopted son Brejik, who was characterized by Mission Vao as a traitor because he was a former Hidden Bek. Mission and Gadon believed Brejik to be responsible for the ongoing street war between the Beks and the Vulkars. This article is about minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe, who do not fit into any other category. ... The Swoop bike is a Star Wars fictional vehicle. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic Star Wars planets. ... Manaanis a fictional planetin the Star Warsuniverse. ... Mission Vao is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


The Undercity, a village on the ground level beneath the immense skyscrapers of Taris, was a dark, wild area inhabited by the Outcasts — people whose predecessors were banished from the city for their crimes. The Outcasts never saw the sky in their miserable life, and nobody believed that their life would ever turn for the better… except Rukil, 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 foundation of the Undercity. Nobody believed in these stories, and most villagers considered them tales created with the purpose to give people false hope. Until Revan helped Rukil by finding the lost journals of his father, grandfather and apprentice, which allowed Rukil to discover the location of the Promised land.


The wilderness around the Undercity village was extremely dangerous because of the 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. Prior to the Sith invasion, Republic scientists had created a cure for the disease. Revan accuired a sample of the cure and gave it to Zelka Forn for use in his public clinic. Rakghouls are fictional creatures from the Star Wars universe. ...


Taris was a base of smuggling operations for a criminal organization known as The Exchange and its representative, the local crimelord Davik Kang. Davik was quick to get rid of his debtors who were unable to pay their debts, sending his personal bounty hunters — among them such notable figures as Calo Nord and Canderous Ordo — to deal with them. The bounty hunters, the only ones permitted to meet with Davik himself, kept Taris in constant fear. The Exchange is a fictional galaxy-wide criminal organization in the Star Wars universe, featured in the videogame Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel, The Sith Lords. ... In economics a debtor (or a borrower) owes money to a creditor. ... A bounty hunter is an individual who seeks out fugitives (hunting) for a monetary reward (bounty), for apprehending by law, if such laws exist. ... This article is about minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe who are bounty hunters. ... Canderous Ordo is a fictional character in the Star Wars video games Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ...


During the Jedi Civil War

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Although Taris was not officially a member of the Galactic Republic, both the Republic and the Sith understood the importance of controlling the planet. Prior to the Jedi Civil War, Republic scientists developed a serum which was able to cure the rakghoul disease, to prepare Republic soldiers for operating in the surface wilderness. The Jedi Civil War is a conflict in the fictional Star Wars galaxy that took place 3,956 years before the Battle of Yavin, as seen in Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ...


However, the Republic's plans were disturbed by the Sith, who invaded the planet and established a military blockade around it, letting no ships leave the planet. The Sith ravaged the Republic facility researching the rakghoul disease and "liberated" the serum, which was then used to protect Sith patrols venturing into the Undercity. A blockade is any effort to prevent supplies, troops, information or aid from reaching an opposing force. ...


In an attempt to break through the blockade, the Republic dispatched a fleet bolstered by Bastila Shan's Battle Meditation. However, Bastila's ship, the Endar Spire, was unexpectedly ambushed and boarded by the Sith. Bastila had to leave in an escape pod; Carth Onasi and a memory-wiped Revan (whose true identity was unknown to everyone on the ship except Bastila) followed her some time later, moments before the ship exploded. Bastila Shan is a fictional character from the 2003 video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. ... In the Star Wars fictional Expanded Universe, Battle Meditation is a manifestation of the Force first made famous by the ancient Jedi Odan-Urr and Nomi Sunrider. ... The Endar Spire The Endar Spire is, in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, a Republic vessel that served during the Jedi Civil War, in the award-winning Role playing Video Game, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. ... Carth Onasi (born 3,994 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe; he is depicted in the 2003 video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ...


Bastila's pod landed outside the Undercity; the Black Vulkars were the first to reach her, capturing her (at least they thought so) as a slave and a prize for the swoop racing champion. Revan and Carth landed in the Upper City; cooperating with Mission Vao and her Wookiee friend Zaalbar, they managed to discover what happened to Bastila. Revan participated in the swoop race, and a prototype engine accelerator developed by the Hidden Beks allowed him to win. Brejik, however, accused him of cheating and refused to release Bastila, but she easily broke out of her cell herself, using the Force, and helped Revan to eliminate Brejik and his Vulkar guards. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Zaalbar is a fictional character from the Microsoft Windows PC and Xbox console game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. ...


Seeking a way to escape the planet, mercenary Canderous Ordo contacted the group , who had formulated a plan to infiltrate the Sith base and steal the launch codes which could allow a ship to safely bypass the military blockade. Revan was able to accomplish this using Janice Nall's newest utility droid, T3-M4, to break through the base security gates. The former jedi was even able to defeat a dark Jedi apprentice, who was acting as the governor of the region, despite not being re-trained in the ways of the Force. T3-M4 is a fictional character from the 2003 video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the 2004 sequel Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ...


Meanwhile, Darth Malak, Dark Lord of the Sith, concerned about the search for Bastila taking too long and fearing that she could escape Taris, ordered Admiral Saul Karath to "wipe this pathetic planet from the face of the galaxy". The Sith fleet was regrouped and began a massive artillery bombardment of the planet's surface. Darth Malak is a character from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This article is about minor villains in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Canderous led Revan to Davik Kang's secret estate, where the crimelord kept his ship, the Ebon Hawk. To get to the ship, Revan and Canderous had to defeat Davik and bounty hunter Calo Nord, (the latter survived but was left for dead). The Ebon Hawk left the hangar just before Davik's estate was destroyed with the rest of the Taris city. The Ebon Hawk (circa 3,956 BBY-?) is a spaceship in the Star Wars Expanded Universe video game series Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ...


It is unknown what happened to Taris after the Jedi Civil War, and whether it was ever repopulated. The planet did not appear in the Star Wars movies. Darth Malak's bombardment had thoroughly levelled the Upper City area, and as Carth Onasi stated, everything over two stories high was reduced to rubble. It was speculated, though, that some of the Lower City and Undercity inhabitants managed to survive the bombardment. This theory is reinforced by the appearance of Taris in the game Star Wars: Empire at War as one of the planets available for capture. Carth Onasi (born 3,994 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe; he is depicted in the 2003 video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. ...



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Taris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1285 words)
Taris was once a galactic hub, being situated on the intersection of important hyperspace trade routes.
Taris was a base of smuggling operations for the Exchange and its representative, the local crimelord Davik Kang.
Although Taris was not officially a member of the Galactic Republic, both the Republic and the Sith understood the importance of controlling the planet.
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