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Every decade for centuries, as part of a system wide series of challenges to local ship builders, K`taktaxka would host a series of races for starfighters. Ships would begin with stock technology and be modified beyond recognition to fulfill challenges set forth by potential buyers, such as aerial bombardment runs and maneuvers along the pitted surface of the planet. While there were only minimal prizes for winning the events, the rewards came from lucrative licensing contracts for the technologies developed in the quest to win. Those teams which succeeded would then turn the newly acquired funds towards another ten years of research and development until the competition came around again. With the success of the competitions, the entire Fehern system thrived and reached new pinnacles in starship technologies which some believe surpassed even modern achievements.
However, industrial espionage was rampant throughout Fehern. As the system economy became more dependent on the ship production sector, old vulnerabilities, such as reverse engineering, had even more devastating consequences. When entire corporations and even cities began to be built around single development teams, rivalry reached new heights and over time ships designed for warfare became more prevalent. Eight-hundred years after the competitions were founded, the final race was held on K`taktaxka -- before its end, the first shots of a system-wide war were fired and the destruction of a highly advanced society had begun.
Battle-scars are hard to find on the battered surface of K`taktaxka as its lifeless terrain is marred by millions of asteroid strikes. The uneven shadows cast by the peaked rims of craters also make it difficult to map the topography of the planet. While rich mineral wealth lies in its many impact sites, once every nine galactic standard years the orbit of K`taktaxka crosses within range of the nearby asteroid field. The resulting showers obliterate any developments, but also made K`taktaxka an exceedingly effective race track as they rewrite the surface of the planet with every impact.