The daunting name of Pelecalauniac is derived from the native religion which held that the planet was formed of the bodies of three gods: Pelei, the desert, Calaua, the ocean, and Niac, the glacier. They also believed all life to have been created by one of the three sister deities. The natives were deeply religious and technologically advanced, though they had not yet developed intra-galactic space travel before dubious encounters with off-worlders eroded their theocratic based civilization. Only a few scattered societies descended from the original population retain traces of their ancestry. The Talony, one such culture, are renowned for their hunting skills in both the wilds of Pelecalauniac and modern metropolitan settings. Those who desire to leave Pelecalauniac have little difficulty finding work as bounty hunters upon the completion of their training -- some fifty years after it has begun.
Many travelers refer to the planet as Pele and it is a popular destination away from the Core. Visitors flock to the northern shores of the Calaua Sea throughout the year and their roving parties can last for days. The tourism industry incidentally gives Pelecalauniac the distinction of having the second highest per capita consumption of narcotics in the known galaxy.