Balnab was a planet located in the Mid Rim near Patitite Pattuna. At the time of the Clone Wars, the planet was still in its early stages of development, made by a stellar remnant, and was covered in swamps and rocky canyons. Balnab's temperate climate was the home to hesten, small, four-armed primates native to the planet.
At some point prior to the Clone Wars, an alien cruiser crashed on Balnab, and the surviving crew became the lone intelligence on the primitive world. The Balnab denizens were tricked into serving a group of pit droids who took the holographic persona of "Albee Dewaw". During the war, C-3PO and R2-D2 inadvertently visited Balnab, where they revealed the truth about the self-appointed dictator.