One of the outermost planets in the Iktoch system, Iktotch VII has a slow orbital period of 483 years. Far from the warmth of its sun, the atmosphere is calm and gentle and this has provided the ideal environment for floating plants. With hydrogen-filled gas bladders keeping them aloft, these plants drift through the atmosphere absorbing the feeble rays of the distant sun. They can be seen from orbit as amorphous green patches among the clouds, and it was not until an Iktochian probe mission was sent to the planet that anyone realized the true nature of these patches. There are no animals to feed on the plants but should lightning strike them, thousands can be destroyed in an instant as their hydrogen bladders ignite.