Eldadalf is primarily a glacier planet, though it is not far from the Argazda sun, G`lac Hurff. The atmosphere is very dense and, while travel time through its thick air is not affected, it does leave the planet under constant shade. The cooler temperatures that result have created a vast glacier terrain with scattered patches of habitable land. Attempting to step foot on the icy surfaces, with the intention of moving between these enclaves without suitable transportation, would almost certainly require sub-zero temperature protection for most sentient races.
Scientists have theorized, based on the huge, icy trees and frozen plant life, that Eldadalf's climate was once warmer and its terrain much more vibrant. They have studied samples taken from the forests and have deducted that they stopped growing during a sudden drop in temperature that seems to have occurred more than six generations ago. The cause of the sudden drop in temperature has not yet been determined, but is believed to be the fault of the system's weakening sun. The wondrously petrified forests have halted in time and turned blue, but are no less of a beautiful, yet curious, sight to see.