The crystalline caverns of Quarzite were home to an ongoing conflict between the powerful Belugans and the outnumbered Kage. The Belugans had wealth and technology on their side, but the Kage were a spirited and dedicated people. Their most powerful combatants pushed themselves to the utmost physical excellence, and Kage Warriors were tireless, elite fighters, nimble and stealthy, and effective with the electro sword or unarmed. Riding atop multi-legged milodons, they could keep pace with the subtram transports that supplied Blank's strongholds, and launch raids that caught the Belugan security forces off-guard.
A small, dense world whose inhospitable nature prevents it from truly flourishing as part of the galactic community, Quarzite avoided the battles that ravaged many planets during the Clone Wars. The world's surface is strained by incredibly strong atmospheric pressure that can crush starships and flatten beings. Underneath the surface, though, are immense crystalline cave networks of equalized pressure, where life can exist. For transit to and from the planet, an immense turbolift speeds people to an orbital space station. For travel beneath the surface, the locals rely on a subtram.