The Givin lived in hermetically sealed cities that were built to withstand the tides of vacuum, and their society grew around the intense mathematics needed to accurately predict the vacuum tides. This use of mathematics provided the Givin with the reputation of being proficient mathematicians and strategists, a reputation that was only heightened by the fact that Givin used quadratic equations to greet each other. The Givin also had a fairly advanced technology, and were respected starship builders in most sector of the galaxy. During the Clone Wars, the Givin allied themelves with the Confederacy of Independent Systems, providing their shipbuilding talents in an effort to gain a measure of respect against the Mon Calamari. This provided the Separatists with access to, and control of, the Rimma Trade Route and the Corellian Trade Spine. It also allowed the Separatists to take advantage of the natural ability of a Givin individual to calculate hyperspace travel routes in their heads, reducing their dependence on navigational computers.