Taris was once a gigantic city planet rivaling Coruscant, but approximately 4,000 years before the rise of the Galactic
Empire, the planet's population of 6 billion was utterly destroyed during a massive conflict between Jedi and Sith forces. In the millennia since, the planet has been resettled. Inhabitants have rebuilt some of the cities on Taris although much of the planet still lies in ruin. Historians believe the swoop bike originated here and continue to excavate the ruins all over the planet in search of proof.