The Zaloriis system was located in the Askarian sector, a part of the Slice portion of the Expansion Region. The star system contained the desolate desert planet Zaloriis. Through the Nanth'ri Route hyperlane, the Zaloriis system was connected to the Circarpous and Attahox systems. Zaloriis was home to a Human population called the Zalorians, who spoke Galactic Basic Standard.
During the Galactic Civil War, the Zalorians sought independence from the Galactic Empire, joining forces with the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Shortly before the Battle of Hoth of 3 ABY, the Sith Lord Darth Vader was searching for the hidden Rebel base and traveled to Zaloriis to investigate why the planet's monthly tribute to the Empire had gone unpaid. He entered the Zaloriis system with his Super Star Destroyer, the Executor, along with another Imperial-class Star Destroyer, a host of TIE fighters, and a Lambda-class T-4a shuttle. On Zaloriis, Vader's force discovered the Rebel presence and destroyed it.
Behind the scenes
The Zaloriis system first appeared in the 2001 LucasArts video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds. It was identified in the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas, which placed it in grid square P-12 as part of the Expansion Region, overriding Galactic Battlegrounds, which placed Zaloriis in the Outer Rim Territories.
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
- The Essential Atlas (First identified as Zaloriis system)