While a relatively small world on the outskirts of its star system, Cmaoli Di VIII is the only temperate, habitable world orbiting its primary. The planet's main landmass is largely one connected whole surrounded by mostly shallow seas, while deeper oceans can be found in the northern hemisphere. The supercontinent is covered in vast swaths of dense forest and lush plains of tall grass, whereas the planetary poles are covered in massive, permanent glaciers hundreds of meters tall.
The planet is home to a variety of flora and fauna, with both unique and recognisable species and lifeforms roaming its surface. The world's forests are largely made up of trees with wide circumferences, and thick brown barks that due to a metallic compound in their structure are unusually hardy and durable. The canopy gives shelter to creatures such as the reptomammalian katarn, or the amicable and curious guzzo, an endemic sub-species of the more widely known gizka. The deeper parts of the forests are in turn the domain of the arachnid krykna, who likely made their way onto the planet by travellers and explorers from Kashyyyk, while the plains and grasslands are populated by herds of nerfs and other native species of large grazers.
Roughly a millennium prior, the Wookiees of Kashyyyk had successfully petitioned the Republic Senate for the right to settle Cmaoli Di VIII, and within half a century, they managed to establish several settlements within the lush forests of the planet they had named Freyywyyyk. The population of Wookiees grew slowly but steadily as the number of forest towns and villages continued to grow throughout the centuries that followed. Today, other races such as the Ithorians and Togruta have also found a home on this small forest world and live alongside the Wookiees, often as a part of their communities, or even at times, their families and clans.
In recent times, the Cmaoli Di system came under the governance of the New Republic, during which the population of Wookiees on Cmaoli Di VIII expanded significantly as a result of the Galactic Civil War having come onto Kashyyyk’s doorstep. After the fall of the New Republic in Year 21, the planet and its star system came under the protection of the Rebel Alliance, with many of its Wookiee inhabitants volunteering to fight alongside the Rebellion against Imperial expansion.