Located on the fringes of Confederacy space, the planet Keithua is a colony world whose inhabitants are primarily miners who harvest the vast amounts of fissionables and rare-earth elements that can be found in vast veins in the various mountain ranges that cover the world. The planet also possesses moderate sized seas good growing soil and a generally mild climate across much of its surface which makes it ideal as well for widespread habitation. Now in the second stage of colonization the inhabitants are slowly beginning to grow self sufficient as more and more farmers settle and modest sized industries take root. However the world still has a widespread "boom town" feel to it, with wild mining towns and take no prisoners law enforcement as well as merchants eager to take advantage of independant wildcat miners.
Since spare parts can be both hard to find and expensive it is quite common for the inhabitants to jury rig their own vehicles. Wildcatters are especially inventive when it comes to creating their own custom "rides". It is also common for wildcatters to equip their vehicles with weapons to fight off claim jumpers.