Episode 0.0004 Rise of the Fallen
Occas is for all intents and purposes a dead, useless, uninhabited planet, or so thought the Galactic Republic Scouting Corps that first detailed the planets existence. The planet recently wobbled into Known Space with no discernable orbit. Initial long range scans detected no life or markers denoting the presence of resources valuable or otherwise. Follow up close range scans and manned exploration have shown that some unknown element/substance causes conventional scanning and communication equipment to not work properly. An early scan by Sal-Transgenics uncovered a feature of possible intelligent design designated The Structure.
The atmosphere of Occas is toxic and addictive. Exposure to the atmosphere causes euphoria, which leads to prolonged exposure and eventual death.
Additionally, the atmosphere of Occas appears to be gases frozen beneath the surface of Occas that have began to melt as Occas passes back into known space. The turbulent nature of the gas as well as it’s unknown makeup make atmospheric flight impossible.