Byllura III was one of the first colonized worlds in the Byllura system. During the period of initial colonization, the climate was mild and no protection from environmental conditions was needed. Later, it was discovered that the planet was in the process of moving out of a time of glaciation, which explained why the temperature steadily increased during the following years. This led to the melting of the polar ice caps and the current oceans located at both poles. The dramatic rise in temperature also caused major changes to the ecosystem of the planet. The equatorial deserts expanded and even invaded the settlements that existed at the time. Ancient jungles disappeared and became grasslands. Several species perished, and even the colonists were forced to leave the planet, running away from the increasingly harsh conditions.
There is little left from those initial settlements but tales; tales of stubborn colonists who refused to leave and still live a nomadic lifestyle in the desert wastes. This seems unlikely, as there are no known sources of water in the desert realms. Additionally, thermal protection is a necessity due to the fact that during the hottest part of the day, temperatures can cause water to reach its boiling point in a matter of minutes; for most lifeforms, the desert wastes would be unbearable. Recent explorers, however, have reported finding footprints in the desert sands which they have said are clearly humanoid. As the local fauna is not fully characterized, the prints could be attributed to some unknown species, but the legend of ancient sentient beings living in the wastes persists.