One of the small ice planets in Messert system, due to Messert I's high albedo, it is in a near constant state of complete glaciation with only rocky ridges and areas of volcanic activity maintaining a non-frozen state. Coupled with a highly toxic atmosphere, the planet is effectively uninhabitable by most sentients without mechanical aid and has been left undeveloped by the Messert V corporate ruling board, an environmental warning being broadcast to all who request shield access.
Though some outposts exist along the crystallized peaks, they're reserved for the study of the planet's unique glacial ecosystem and generalized ecological research. This specificity in construction has meant that little urbanization has occurred and any material sources within the bedrock have gone untouched. While some attempts to colonize the planet have been made, they have all failed due to the high rate of equipment deterioration caused by the caustic environment. These failed attempts have cost various developers millions of credits without any tangible results, thereby discouraging any future attempts. Accordingly, the planet now sits mostly barren beneath its shields, with only smatterings of civilization scattered across the tundra.