The New Series
(The reimagined series; Caprica and Blood & Chrome)

Tauron is a planet in the Cyrannus star system, orbiting Helios Alpha.[1] It was originally named Taurus, after the Taurus tribe who resided on Kobol, though its citizens may not have been affiliated with that tribe.[note 1]


Following the conclusion of the Gemenese dark age and humanity's reinvention of space flight,[2] Tauron was colonised for use in the rearing of livestock, with the city Minos starting out in the middle of a cattle trail.[3] Tauron fell into the imperial violence between Virgon and Leonis, but eventually gained its independence.[3] This left a mark on Tauron culture, with it splitting between nationalistic native Taurons associated mostly with agriculture - dubbed the Ha'la'tha - and the Tauronised descendents of the colonists who represented the upper elements of Tauron society. An uprising by native farmers against the government took place in the 1910s, and quickly led two the two-year long Tauron Civil War. In the aftermath, government forces relied on urban units known as the Heraclis, who's wide-ranging powers in putting down further rebellion led to the mass-execution and starvation of many Taurons in an act seen by the Twelve Worlds as a genocide, leading to a wide body of Ha'la'tha refugees settling across the Cyrannus star system from Caprica to Sagittaron, and became linked to organised crime.[3] These planets' complicity in the regime's continued strength was not forgotten. In 1942 another uprising took place, though the Ha'la'tha was more prepared, and gun-running across the Twelve Worlds helped support the rebels.

When the Cylons rebelled against mankind in 1948, spawning a twelve-year war, Tauron formed part of the United Colonies of Kobol, which allowed for all planets to receive equal military support. In the final day of the war in 1960, Cylon forces attacked Tauron and abducted civilians for unknown means.[4]

Geography Edit

The capital of Tauron is Hypatia, with other major cities being Tauron City and Minos.

Further notes Edit

  • Much information on Tauron was added into the series lore for the show Caprica. Writer Jane Espenson also collaborated in the creation of mapping the Cyrannus star system with the positions of each planet along with explaining their histories. The factoids themselves quasi-canon, existing in a preliminary level where they are canon unless contradicted by new information.[1] However, as there was no second season of Caprica to contradict them, they stand.
  • In the star system map created for Season 1, Tauron is the colony furthest out from the sun.



  1. The history of the Cyrannus system suggests there is no direct link between the planets and the tribes they were named after. Colonies such as Caprica; Picon and Virgon were settled by the same people. Aquaria meanwhile was founded as a scientific outpost rather than a settlement for the Aquarius tribe.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Charlie Jane Anders (24 January 2011). Detailed Map Of Battlestar Galactica's Twelve Colonies. Retrieved on 2018-05-10.
  2. RON MOORE BLOG (January 30, 2005). Archived from the original on Jun 12 2008. Retrieved on 2018-05-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Battlestar Galactica Map of the 12 Colonies.
  4. Battlestar Galactica: Razor.
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