Gorpithorn has a solid mass that is almost equal to half of the system's sun. The sheer size of the planet also causes it to have the slowest orbit of all of the planets in the system.
The planet's surface consists of barren rock with occasional regions of volcanic activity. There is the possibility that the planet has a large concentration of mineral deposits. Due to the size of the planet and the possible concentration of raw materials, the planet would be a prime mining prospect. The planet itself holds no formal government, which also means that any mining operation that became functional and productive would not be subject to any governmental taxation.
Gorpithorn, being located in the Mid Rim and having such close proximity to the Core, also makes a point in having an unknown future. A mining operation on the planet would be a major undertaking, however, due to the fact that the annual Storms of Nentan would require any mining settlements to be kept insulated from the surface of the planet. Another problem facing any mining of Gorpithorn is the aspect that any facility that is constructed on this planet requires fully enclosed structures for sentient species to exist in, due to the fact that the atmosphere on the planet remains highly toxic. These aspects would make for a very expensive venture if considering a mining operation here. One possibility that has been considered for a mining venture on this planet is to house staff and main operations on an orbital station and have small mining vessels make short harvesting runs to the surface of the planet in order to withstand the heat of the planet's surface.
Scientific theory regarding Gorpithorn is that due to the sheer size of the planet, the gravity that it exerts is much stronger than that of any other planet in the system. It is believed that this strong gravitational factor has actually contributed to the toxicity of the atmosphere. The belief is that the Storms of Nentan have created some of the inhospitable elements that constitute the planet's current atmosphere.