Located within the mysterious shroud of stellar gases known as the Stygian Caldera and part of the legendary Sith Worlds, Begeren is a world of rocky deserts, towering mountain ranges, and tall, expansive cliffs. One might quickly dismiss the planet as beneath their notice from a quick glance at its surface from orbit. Yet in doing so, a rich and legendary history would be missed by anyone who would mark Begeren as little more than a dry, dusty rock.
Long ago, in the age of the legendary Sith Empire that had arisen from the wastes of Korriban and spread across the worlds of the Stygian Caldera, Begeren was among those planets that were conquered and settled by the red-skinned Sith. Its new rulers carved enormous, imposing statues of themselves into the rocky faces and tall cliffs that dot the planet's surface, forever imprinting their influence on the desert world.In addition, during the Sith's reign over Begeren, large constellations of light blue gems could be seen from orbit dotting the rocky deserts, which also often adorned the sacred statues that legions of slaves had hewn out of the rocks. When the Sith disappeared in the aftermath of the Great Hyperspace War, it was these gems that had drawn the Galactic Republic of old to this world, to claim the shiny riches for itself, often at the expense of the statues and sculptures.
At one point in its long, ancient history, a Sith Lord native to the planet had declared her own Kingdom of Begeren, meant to challenge the rulers of the old Sith Empire for dominion over the planet. Despite her daunting, and perhaps foolish ambitions, the Sith Lord was swiftly defeated by a coalition of Sith and their servants, restoring Begeren to its original masters.
Today, little more remains of the nearly mythical constellations of light blue gemstones, and the faces of the ancient Sith hewn into the rocks and cliffs of Begeren have been badly eroded by the passage of time and recent, large-scale urbanisation efforts. Similarly, the millennia-spanning mining operations have released toxic materials into the planet's atmosphere, turning the already hot and harsh desert world even more inhospitable outside of the protective domes and walls of Begeren's urban centres. Nonetheless, the presence of the world's ancient masters remains unmistakable to any brave - or foolhardy - sentients who walk in the few untouched places remaining on the planet's surface, where ominous shadows reign over sandy canyons and looming mountain ranges encase desolate rocky deserts.