"You got to be kidding me? We have to land there?"
"Yep, unless you want to sink a hundred meters under mud..."
This world was once a wealthy industrial world until it was pounded into dust during the Sith War. The world was pretty featureless before the bombardment - it had been geologically dead for several million years and most mountains had long since eroded away. The orbital bombardment had served to further flatten the world as well as melt the planets remaining ice caps. As a result, once the smoke cleared and the various vaporized materials settled, the planet was a great, dead, sludgeball.
The planet now is mined for it's high quantities of rare metals - the remains of its once prosperous society - that are suspended in the planet's 100-meter thick sea of muck.
Vast 200-meter long hovercraft are used to siphon off the much and separate the metals from the other material.
The muck itself is home to a small ecosystem of introduced species including a few large predators of unknown origin. The largest is similar to a giant squid and uses bioelectricity to find its prey, including the occasional worker on the hovercraft.
What few permanent structures exist are built on long, hundred-meter piles which reach down to the bottom of the muck sea, and the landing pads are infamous for their rather small size. Go to Comment