Lan Tundi was a planet, the third from the sun Lan of the Lan system, in the Hook Nebula region, within the Outer Rim Territories of the galaxy. As with all worlds of the Lan system, except for Lan Barell, Lan Tundi was not capable of supporting life, possessing a barren and rocky surface, and orbited by four celestial bodies. The world was considerably ore-rich, a fact which directed to its discovery by the Galactic Republic, sometime around 1300 BBY. Later on, the Gaminne Group, Inc.—a Human mining conglomerate—purchased the system's mining rights from Lan Barell's native sentient species, the insectoid Qieg, exploring the planet's resources, shipping ore to many resource-poor worlds. The Qieg species and the Human colonists eventually formed a stable government, the Human-Qieg Guild, administrating over the whole system. In time, the system came under the control of the powerful Galactic Empire, although the latter lacked any official presence on it.