The site of a failed Skagaran colony, this planet was selected by the Skagarans for a colony during the mid-19th century. The planet, with little water, had animals indigenous to the planet such as bluehorns and sun vipers.
To help facilitate the construction of the colony, the Skagarans kidnapped a Human settlement, originally located in the western United States of America, and transported them to the planet aboard their starship to work as slaves. After a violent uprising led by Cooper Smith, the Skagarans were overthrown and the Humans emerged as the dominant species. By the 2150s, the planet had a population of 6,000 Humans and less than 1,000 Skagarans. There were several settlements, spread over an area of a few hundred kilometers. Humans and Skagarans mostly separated, one of the Skagaran encampments being Skag town, whereas a mainly Human town was North Star.
Having not developed beyond the mid-19th century American culture of the Humans' ancestors, the planet had a justice system incorporating juries, and practiced the death penalty by hanging. Skagarans were treated differently under the law, for example killing a man was considered a hanging offense for a Skagaran, whether it was in self-defense or not. Lynchings also occurred on the planet.