Altara is a sparsely populated, backwater planet full of convicts and criminals, most of them centered around its single major town of Oasis. Most, if not all of the planet is barren, lifeless and rocky, with red dust floating through the air along with the smell of brimstone. Even from space, it appears as little more than a red speck amongst an ocean of stars.
In 2503, both Dominion and zerg forces were drawn to the planet, their motives both boiling down to the existence of terrazine on the surface that had been released in a refinery explosion. Ultimately, the world remained in Dominion hands and numerous ghosts were brought in to investigate the incident.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kenyon, Nate. (September 27, 2011). StarCraft: Ghost: Spectres. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-1439-10938-0.
- ↑ April 6, 2010. "Timeline". StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils. Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books). pp. 311 - 323. ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.
- ↑ April 12, 2011. "Timeline." StarCraft II: Devils' Due. Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books). pp. 248-262. ISBN 978-1416-55085-3.
- ↑ September 27, 2011. "Timeline." StarCraft: Ghost: Spectres. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). pp. 393-416. ISBN 978-1439-10938-0.