Huge floating cities dominate Lacia's surface, giving oncoming travelers, businessbeings, and tourists an imposing sight. The main city of Lacia was founded when the first humans came to the planet in search of Tibanna gas. They found it of course and colonized the area, taking the vast local resources for granted and their own profits.
Lacia, having no landmass whatsoever, has very little gravitational effect, and so all the cities, though heavy enough to weigh themselves down, have to be encased in a specially manufactured dome. This dome not only provides an artificial gravitational field but also keeps the air filtered and clean, allowing life to be sustainable in the cities. The first discovery of the non-breathable air was when the humans first arrived, and, after a few years, started to get very sick and die off. The local priests thought it was an epidemic and fled the system leaving the ordinary people of Lacia to fend for themselves. Eventually, settlers visited the few remaining people from a nearby system, who had the same problem before.
Cities sprang up all over the planet, providing the locals with plenty of trading and new places to live. Unfortunately for the people of Lacia, they were plunged into a war with the Hutts when Hutt missiles destroyed the small mining colony of Norbuta, reducing it and it’s residents to rubble. The agreement between the Hutts and the humans happened several years later, granting the humans control of Lacia. The humans of Lacia once again thrived under the new agreement and began to rebuild the plant and the many mines that had been destroyed in the Recopi wars.
Lacia's local weather varies upon the depth of the place you are in. If you are below the meridian clouds (a cloud block that runs right the way around the planet) a continuous thunderstorm rattles the air. The locals learned of this long ago, and took advantage of it, using it to supply energy to the huge cities. Above the meridian clouds, however, the local sun continuously shines in the sky, in such a way that it never sets. The locals of Lacia have had to adapt to this and so created a dome that blocks out the sun’s rays for 14 hours per day (The Lacia Day is 28 days long, as is every other planet in the Recopi system.) The local temperatures are harsh, not reaching above 5 degrees under the MC (meridian clouds) and falling no lower than 35 degrees above them.
Mining corporations often risk these incredible conditions to take advantage of the vast local mineral sources and establishing huge mines and mining colonies the entire length and breadth of the planet.