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Krant was characterized by temperate forests and cliffs. The trees of Krant were a spectacular multi-colored variety, which glowed in the diffuse sunsets and shed their enormous leaves in two seasonal cycles. The predators of Krant were few and far between, leaving a large ecological niche in which herbivores and insects thrive. The Krantian songbirds filled the night sky with their calls and melodies, making for a bucolic, if noisy, setting for the newly-arrived colonists.
Its two major cities, Peche and Theenes, were agricultural in nature. Le'Roche, another city, was on an island. Krant had two moons and numerous orbiting asteroids that were caught in its gravity well. One of the main moons, Aereen, was mineral-rich. By 6 ABY, one of the asteroids, Hanoon, had been terraformed and renamed Geddes.
Humans and Bothans colonized the world shortly before the Clone Wars, and Wookiees established a colony there which the Confederacy General Sev'rance Tann destroyed as she set up a fortress on Krant in 22 BBY. The surviving Wookiees helped Echuu Shen-Jon destroy Tann's fortress. Shen-Jon felt he gave into the dark side when he killed Tann, and exiled himself on Krant.
Years later Krant became a major rendezvous point for Bothan spies and Rebels during the Galactic Civil War. It was scouted several times by the Galactic Empire as a possible base, endangering the Rebel operations there. Moff Yittreas was placed in charge of Krant, and became known as the Butcher of Krant, after killing thousands of Krantians on charges of political treason. After the Battle of Yavin, the Empire took over the Alliance's Ghost Base, which was subsequently liberated, along with Peche and Theenes, by an Alliance strike force led by Shen-Jon and Leia Organa—whose ship, the Cretacian, had crashed on the planet previously. Organa then completed her mission, meeting with the Bothan spy Utric Sandov.
There were also two abandoned Sith temples and ancient Jedi ruins on the planet.