Found in the boot-heel of the Terr'skiar Sector near the Apsolon sun, New Apsolon is a jewel among the planets of the galaxy. Its proximity to Apsolon's sun and its circular orbit allow for moderate temperatures year-round and planet-wide, but also make for longer warm seasons. It also decreases the extreme high and low-temperature spikes seen on other planets. Vegetation flourishes on the planet due to a large subterranean aquifer created by four major freshwater seas. The planet's warmth promotes constant precipitation and evaporation. The mountain range experiences higher rainfall which runs off and provides extra moisture to the surrounding forests and jungles. While species vary throughout the planet, the overall vegetation is fairly consistent. From the rolling grasslands to the tall, deep-rooted forests and thick, humid jungles, the planet's fertile soil makes it a farmer's paradise. New Apsolon has one large mountain system along its equator with waterfalls that many observers consider the most beautiful the eye could see. The planet's vegetation has also feeds an abundant wildlife population. Hunter and prey, large and small, a myriad of indigenous species thrive on the planet. The planet is not only a paradise for farmers, but also for hunters.
Little is known about New Apsolon's full history prior to the Trade Federation's rediscovery in Year 13, but several holo-recordings found in pre-colonization structures describe life on the planet before the Galactic Empire. At the time of the holo-recordings, the planet had just emerged from a revolution in which working-class partisans had clashed with civil bureaucrats. The workers' leader had become Supreme Governor, but had died shortly into his second five-year term. A bureaucrat who had supported the former Supreme Governor assumed power and even adopted the fallen leader's surviving twins after his death. The workers did not readily accept the new Supreme Governor, believing he had murdered his predecessor in order to take power. In fact, it was the twins who had conspired with one of their father's guards to arrange his death in their own bid for power. The new Supreme Governor was killed while trying to rescue the twins when they faked their own kidnapping to discredit him. A Jedi investigation ultimately revealed the scheme and restored peace to New Apsolon, allowing the planet to fade back into obscurity.
After the Galactic Empire's rise to power, the Trade Federation rediscovered New Apsolon on Y13 D200, quickly establishing the planet as a protected territory. For seven years the planet lay relatively undisturbed aside from some moderate city development. In Year 21, the Trade Federation ceded the planet to the Triumvirate Coalition in a diplomatic trade.