Atalan was a planet in the unknown regions. It was the third system available for stop off for ships travelling along the Death Route. Atalan was a temperate world, populated by the Atalain, a near human species similar in appearance to the Chiss. The Atalain were at one point possessed by Makuta Teridax, who attempted to enhance their physical prowess by turning them into cyborgs. Although the Atalain eventually broke free from the Makuta, their bodies contained large amounts of metal ever since.