Several biosphere settlements, established by the polygamist followers of the Givin genius Kahuul`lo Rishibi, once housed thriving communities on Lyran I. It has long been believed that the colonies were abandoned as earthquakes began to wreak havoc on the planet; however the settlers left no conclusive record and seemed to disappear from the system. For years, Lyran I was considered uninhabited until a trading convoy was forced to make an emergency landing near the southern ice caps and reported being attacked by a horde of what appeared to be Givins. Later expeditions were sent to find the anti-social aliens, but searches revealed no traces of them, or evidence of the attack. For this, and other mysterious occurrences, Lyran I has largely been left alone in recent history and is considered unlucky by many spacers in the system.