Qesya is the Solerian Sector's capital system and, as Peirs' personal seat of power, is among the most oppressive planets in the area. The first settlement was founded four centuries ago by a group of escaped Derlin slaves. While they found the planet's wide open plains and moist weather unnerving because it was so different from their home caverns on Vensen, they quickly adapted, developing farms and domesticating the herds of baranda that grazed the plains. The world was a good choice because it was on a trade route (being on the way to Lagor Ciro), but was isolated enough that the Derlin clans could expect to be left alone to live in peace.
In time, many other groups came to settle on Qesya, but each new family, Derlin or not, had to be officially adopted by one of the Derlin clans before being allowed to settle. The population grew to several million within 50 years and Qesya became a major trading post rather than just a layover point.
After several centuries, and eventually the appearance of Romulans on the Kaen'anti Bypass, the entire social structure de-evolved and was overturned. The clan and city-state governments were forced to abide by the decisions of appointed Prefects, who had neither the knowledge nor the desire to maintain society in "the traditional way." Since the disappearance of the Romulans, and the apathetic appearance of the Valcarian Imperial Republic, Brol Peirs quickly stepped in and filled the power vacuum.
Over the course of the last decade, the government has increasingly intruded on the private lives of Qesya's citizens. Now, virtually all private industries have been nationalized, while free passage on and off the planet is a thing of the past. All displays of culture not directly in line with Peirs' personal dictates are brutally suppressed.