Umbara, known as the “Shadow World” due to the lack of sunlight on its surface, was a planet located within the Expansion Region. The planet was also an exporter of doonium, a metal utilized in the construction of starships. During the Clone Wars, the planet was initially part of the Galactic Republic before seceding to join the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The planet subsequently fell under the power of the Galactic Empire. During the Imperial Era, CaptainThrawn suppressed an uprising on Umbara that had been engineered by the shadowy insurgent leader Nevil Cygni.