Orbited by a single moon, the planet Bhuna Sound V possesses an environment teaming with a diverse array of life forms. Archaeological evidence shows that this may not have always been the case. Large, ancient ruins found on both of the planet's poles indicate that an unknown race may have “terraformed” the world by partially melting its ice caps, releasing carbon dioxide, oxygen, and other life-sustaining gasses into the atmosphere. Fossil and other evidence also indicate that life was imported to this planet from elsewhere, possibly from worlds closer to the galactic core.
The only natural satellite, in conjunction with the system's large sun, creates a wide range of weather conditions. The average temperature at sea level is approximately 30 degrees, and a high level of global humidity can sometimes make conditions unpleasant for beings that rely on perspiration for body temperature regulation.
The tides of Bhuna Sound V's oceans sometimes create huge swells. One galactic surf guru stated that Bhuna Sound V has “the most humungous surf in the universe”. While many adventurous wave riders journey to Bhuna Sound V searching for the perfect wave, travelers should be aware that the lack of an organized rescue society, and the planets unpredictable tides, make aquatic sports on Bhuna Sound V suitable only for the most experienced.
Independent miners first settled the planet, but the colony soon failed, and the inhabitants were forced to leave for a more suitable location. More recently, refugees fleeing religious persecution have settled on the world, their larger numbers and grim determination promising more successful colonization of the world.