Taris was once a city wide planet comparable to Coruscant.
Now Taris is nothing but a ruin city wide planet. The entire terrain is covered in debris of all sort.
Galactic Republic tries to rebuild Taris.
The Sith Warrior is sent to Taris to eliminate the War Trust Generals.
The Republic sent some troops to rebuild Taris. the entire planet is covered in wasteland and debris from ruin star ships or old infrastructure.
Humans and other species from Republic and Empire forces are present in Taris.
Rakghoul species is rampant in Taris.
Rakghouls are known to be former beings transformed into a monstrous form after getting a virus, in Star Wars The Old Republic this was referred as the Rakghoul Plague.
The virus can be transfer from a bite or a scratch. while a vaccine is available to protect the players of all classes from the virus, until now there is still no cure for the virus.
Person of Interest:
To activate the Taris Story Arc you must talk to Lieutenant Rankin. He will be waiting for you in the Taris orbital station.
Lieutenant Pierce will help you accomplish your mission in Taris.
Your targets are the Generals of the War Trust Council of the Republic.