Livin' on the Edge
From space, the planet of Hoth looked like a pale blue orb due to its dense snow and ice covering. Five planets existed between Hoth and its sun, while an asteroid belt surrounded the planet with meteors occasionally striking the surface. Its surface was covered with glaciers and frozen ice plains. The temperature, although always frigid, was known to drop to -60°C come nightfall.
In ancient times the Sith Empire and Galactic Republic had established bases on Hoth. During the Great Galactic War a starship fleet battled occurred just above the planet. Massive capital ships flew to the surface as they were destroyed. As a result, scavengers have set up makeshift camps around what is know as the Starship Graveyard. Though typically unpopulated, visitors occasionally find themselves drawn to Hoth by rumors of unclaimed relics and wealth from times long past.
Hoth is claimed by no one and currently presents little strategic value. The weather and wildlife make it quite dangerous and extreme caution is advised to all visitors, especially ones who are unprepared.