Terminus is a planet. Salvor Hardin serves as the protective warden of the world.
Located 50,000 light years from the planet Trantor, Terminus is a planet orbiting a red dwarf star in the Periphery. Its seasons were extreme and it was poor in both metals and minerals. When looking for a location to establish his Foundation, Hari Seldon selected Terminus as the optimal location. Through a series of manipulated events, the Galactic Empire exiled Hari and his project to Terminus. The Foundation established a colony on the planet as part of Hari's plans to safeguard civilzation. It was the location of the Vault, a mysterious aftifact that generated a null field that discouraged anything from approaching it.
From the Foundation Books
Terminus is a planet in the Milky Way galaxy and is the world farthest from the Galactic Centre. Its closest neighbour is the planet Anacreaon, located 26 light years away. Situated on the fringe of the known galaxy, Terminus is the only planet orbiting its star and very few stars are seen from the surface of the planet. Thousands of islands dotted the planet, with the largest being home to Terminus City.
With the Galactic Empire in decline, Hari Seldon sought to shorten a predicted period of barbarism from thirty thousand years to only a thousand years. Seldon established a Foundation on the planet Terminus, founding a colony of 100,000 scientists whose public purpose was to publish the Encyclopedia Galactica. In truth, the Foundation was tasked with the mission to preserve science, technology and civilization and be the cornerstone of a new Galactic Empire.
- Season One