Garos IV is a pleasant world attracting scientists and nature-lovers for its unspoiled forests, mountains and oceans. Inhabited on-and-off for tens of thousands of years, there is evidence of humanoid civilization on the planet dated at over forty thousand years. However, it was not significantly inhabited until humans colonized it and the other planets in the system some four thousand years ago.
The inhabitants of Garos IV are frequently at war with those of the neighboring world of Sundari over economic and political control of the Garos system. Typically, the two planets will come to some agreement only to break it within decades -- to the perpetual dismay of the independent mediators constantly trying to establish a lasting peace. Despite this, Garos IV has never withheld food shipments to Sundari on which the latter is almost entirely dependent for survival.