Shihor is the smaller of two gas giants in the Ottega system. Many people believe that this planet should have been a second star for the system but for some reason it was not able to capture enough material when it formed to start converting hydrogen to helium as stars normally do.
This planet has a very small liquid core at the center. The gasses in this gas giant are very dense, they swirl together to form a yellow-orange haze, at the center of the planet. Many people stop here on their way to see the jungles of Ithor. Though people do not spend nearly as much time here, there are still many sights to take in.
There have been a few expeditions that settled this gas giant and mine the very lucrative gasses in the atmosphere. This planet remained unknown to the Republic until the second attempt to map the galaxy. Apparently, the chief surveyor fell asleep when they scanned this area of the system the first time. Although the people of Ithor knew there was another planet out there, they did not tell the people from the Republic. The Ithorians at one time thought they might be able to use it to hide, in case the Republic did not turn out to be as nice as it had seemed on their first encounter.