Taris is the starting area in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The planet has been blockaded by the Sith, who are searching for Bastilla Shan. Taris is divided according to class, with the rich, mostly human, upper class living in the upper city, and the poorer dregs of society living in the lower city, which is plagued by violence and gangs. The worst of Taris is the Undercity , which consists of people that have been completely banished from the world above, and must live on the surface of the planet, unable to ascend to the gleaming metropolis above them, always fighting the wicked creatures of the sunless world below. Most notably Rakghouls. The planet Taris is destroyed by an orbital bombardment ordered by Darth Malak, as an attempt to keep Bastilla from escaping.
By approximately 35 years after the events of the original film trilogy (thousands of years after the games), Taris has been completely rebuilt, as Boba Fett is known to maintain a residence there.