Wroona had a long tradition of seafaring, naval commerce, and materialistic spirituality. It was a wealthy tradeworld in the galactic community, located on the Keller's Void hyperspace shortcut. The Wroonians established many colonies, such as that on Saleucami. The planet was represented in the Galactic Senate by Senator Chi Eekway Papanoida during the Clone Wars. The Wroonians were more than willing to engage in military force to ensure Palpatine would surrender his emergency powers.
With the rise of the militaristic Galactic Empire, Wroona's strategic location gained new importance. The Empire established an Imperial garrison, dispatched an Imperial governor to rein in the Wroonian trade guilds, and built a small but vital shipyard and resupply post, the Wroona Stardock. Starship Outfitters and Wholesale Firearms were two businesses there.