Once a temperate world, Devaron is home to the Devaronians and their cousins, the Devish. Its terrain is made up of low rocky mountain ranges with deep valleys, forests, shallow lakes and thousands of rivers. A real eye-catcher is the mountain range called 'The Blue Mountains' situated north of the great ocean. In recent years however, the rivers and lakes froze over and covered the planet with large glaciers. This change once every thousand years, when the planet's course takes it away from its sun by mere kilometers. While the planet looks like a veritable paradise, looks can be deceiving; the Quarra, a large, horned, four-legged reptilian with razorsharp teeth, roams the plains. Xenobiologists tend to disagree as to whether the Devaronians descend from the primates in the hills, as is a common theory, or from this monstrous creature.
Devaron harbours many more strange creatures but the most legendary is the Centennial Sparr`ow. It is said that Devaronian males may have developed their horns to fend off predatory birds which the Sparr`ow is believed to be a direct descendant of. The raptor grows to man-sized height and has a wingspan of three meters, sharp claws and a beak to match. It also can reach an age of one hundred standard years, hence the name. Scientists think this animal is the source of legend that speaks of a 'demon bird' that grows a thousand years old, called the Millennial Fhak`ann. Hunting and catching this prize bestows a great honour on the one that accomplishes it. The hunt has been forbidden for some time, however, since the Sparr`ow is on the brink of extinction. To symbolize the 'catch' in modern times, young Devaron males are given a feather or claw upon completion of the rites of passage from adolescence to adulthood. The stories surrounding the Sparr`ow and Fhak`ann also became well known among space-faring folk and more than one freighter captain adapted elements from the legends into the names they gave their ships.