Karedda is the second planet of the Kessel system. If not for the fact that it lies next to Kessel, this planet wouldn’t be worth remembering. The planet is covered almost completely by ice, tundra, and near-freezing water. The planet has only one temperate area on its central continent. This continent is the only location on the entire planet's surface where one could survive more than a few minutes outside. This continent’s temperatures vary between almost freezing to fifty below all year round. The only life forms on the planet can be found on the temperate continent and in the nearby water. These life forms, however, live mostly underground or in caves and come out only a few hours a day when the surface is at its warmest. Many of these creatures hibernate during the coldest parts of the year and then combat fiercely for the few food sources available in the short months between hibernations. The rest of the planet suffers from constant high-speed windstorms that arise suddenly and with such force that they pull the surface itself off as they travel. For most of its history, this planet was never considered for colonization except when Kessel was under the control of the criminals. Like all criminals, they kept a constant eye on their bottom line. Many running the spice mines found that feeding their slave miners by importing food on ships prior to exporting the spice was costing a great deal more than expected, as the food had to be imported from outside the sector. The Fallen at the time were the only suppliers of food in the sector and were not inclined to assist the owners of the spice mines to increase their profit and the Hutts lacked sufficient agricultural production to offer cheap prices. One of these organizations attempted to set-up an experimental farming community on the planet of Karedda using the older and less fit slaves from Kessel who were of little value. The experiment ended in failure during the winter months when the sub-standard heating equipment that was used to keep the costs down failed in cold temperatures and the entire population of five hundred slaves froze to death. No other organization again attempted such a venture until Mandalore assumed control of the system was able to more easily supply the system. The slaves were finally given a proper burial as the Mandalorian colonies expanded over the surface.