Kintan is a cold planet in the Si`Klaata Cluster of Hutt Space, notorious for being the homeworld of the Nikto species. Eons ago, the Cluster was bathed in radiation from a faraway star, M'dweshuu. This provoked alterations of Kintan's ecosystem and life on the planet changed forever. The native species suffered mutations and different populations of the same race, separated only by geographical features, evolved along dissimilar branches. Thus, the Niktos are a primary example of geographical evolution.
The Wannschok, or "Endless Wastes", is a desert in the eastern part of Kintan that saw the emergence of the Red Nikto. This arid region was once covered in lush forests, but now, only scorched wood and some enduring shrubs can be found among the many caves and lava rivers.
The Gluss'elta archipelago in the equatorial ocean of Kintan (located east of the Wannshock) is home to the Pale Nikto. The inlets in this non-salty ocean have a tropical climate and plains with lush and blossoming vegetation.
On the other side of the Gluss'elta Sea, the Green Nikto evolved on the extensive prairies. The climate is gentler, and water is abundant since the grasslands are crossed by rivers that come down from the northern glaciers, through the mountainous region, and pour their water into the ocean. The Mountain Nikto evolved among these northern peaks, where the air is thin and temperature descends dramatically during the night.
The Southern Nikto evolved at the southern pole of Kintan, which is covered in desolate glaciers. The vast southern mountain range and the Canyon of Despair (a desert valley south of the grasslands) proved formidable obstacles for the Southern Nikto and, being unable to migrate to warmer climates, they were forced to adapt to the harsh conditions and the barren terrain.