Pelecalamor is a simple medium-sized planet located too far away from the sun to receive adequate warm. The toxic atmosphere is a poor filter of the radiation that does reach the planet, and is partly responsible for the entire planet not being covered in ice. At least one mining project is currently underway in an attempt to collect whatever resources are available. Also several corporations have gotten together to test a new planetary device that is rumored to clean the atmosphere of toxic planets and allow them for colonization. Pelecalamor was one of the chosen planets for the experiment and is visited periodically by someone associated with the project.
The cold confines of Pelecalamor's rock and glacier formations is interrupted by the presence of a large crater in the northern hemisphere. This crater is the result of a comet who's course skirted it along the outer atmosphere of the planet. Before the comet could veer off, a large portion detached and impacted upon the surface of Pelecalamor creating the crater. Measuring well over 40km in diameter, the crater is the largest structure on the planet.