Urban area mingled with park space inside the city, while it was surrounded by craggy hills and grasslands on its outskirts. A river ran through the city, and at its bend was situated Government Mound.
However, the capital reverted to Imperial control in a matter of days when General Brenn Tantor arrived and eradicated the Rebel contingent. During the fighting, he also set up a base in the gardens at the foot of Government Mound. A holding camp on the eastern border of the city was another Imperial addition.
The city was recaptured by the Rebellion shortly before the Battle of Endor when Tantor, now a defector, returned to the planet at the head of a Rebel force. He drove the Empire out of the capital and the industrial center of Sayan, putting control of the planet firmly in the Rebellion's hands.