Malakar was a planet close to the Citadel. Though it was close to the Citadel, its environment was of mostly tundra and mountains. The planet was known for its abundance of wildlife, due to the strange "ice caves" located on the planet. Similar to igloos, the ice caves were located on the caps of the mountains, where the snow piled up, and got cold enough to turn into ice. Inside, the snow melted from the lack of cold, and fresh, green grass grew, leaving good homes for many of the species on the planet. The rhooks were the only sentient species on the planet, and they made their homes inside the massive ice caves on the planet.