The Basan system contains very large amounts of plant and animal life on its two temperate planets. These planets have nearly every type of ecosystem found in the galaxy, so they support a large and diverse community of organisms. The moon of Basan is quite uninhabitable by all known lifeforms. Although resources found in this system are quite valuable and diverse.
The history of this system is very limited and scattered throughout recorded history. The Old Republic first found it during one of their galactic surveys. The records for the system were lost when the ship that scanned it lost hyperdrive control and was hurled into the sun. It was another 150 years before the system was discovered again by an Imperial probe droid searching for hidden Rebel Alliance bases.