The planet of Karao is a desert world with only the barest atmosphere capable of bearing human life. But human life is not the true occupant of Karao. No, the true occupants of Karao deep within the Solarius Nebula are those the universe at large knows only as 'the Chosen' this race of crocodilian slavers is ruthless and cold to the core using their strange technologies and psychic abilities to enslave any who encroach upon the hunting grounds they have laid out.
But Karao is a secret hidden from the universe. For as powerful as the Chosen are Karao is one of its primary worlds and its loss would be devastating to the Chosen Empire.
(Out of Context: Image was done as part of a photoshop class story for something else. I'm aware of the odd pixellation around the planet but not of how to ... eliminate... it effectively.)