Barancar was a planet located within the Tion Cluster. It was a part of the Kingdom of Cron, and was eventually conquered by Xer VIII. It was the site of numerous shipyards under Xim's Empire, and had been a thriving merchant port. By the Imperial Period, however, millennia of war and decay had left most of the yards derelict, but fitful industry still struggled along. Many of the ancient docks had become the lairs of smugglers and outlaws.