Gorkon was so small, it had no moon. When the Itarians invaded, they first believed the planet was itself a moon out of orbit. Upon landing on its surface, they found a small ocean and one landmass.
The dwarf planet was located in the Rayon Prime system. It's rocky terrain produced a rare mineral that was extracted and mass produced by the Itarians. It was called Gorkonian metal.
Gorkonian metal was used to make Itarian weapons, carrier ships, armor, and was alter used to build many Itarian cities and outposts across the empire.
The early inhabitants of Gorkon began harvesting and refining the planets rare mineral around 78 DTLS C1 (During The Long Sleep, Cycle 1). By 93 DTLS C1, the mining city of Paradin was established by the Gorkonians. Paradin became the centralized city on Gorkon. When the Itarian Empire invaded and colonized Gorkon in the 4th cycle, Paradin was designated as an Itarian military station, where Gorkonian inhabitants were forced to mine.
Gorkonian metal was so strong and pure that Itarian emperors almost drained Gorkon of its natural resource. Vorza during his time realized how strong the metal was when his dragon, Moordenaar, couldn't melt the metal with his cosmic breath.
Itarian scribes years later tested the metal against Vorza's blade, The Blade of Euzuer, and concluded that only Spear Energy was capable of destroying Gorkonian metal.
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THE BLACK PALACE MILITARY
When The All Father retook the universe after the fall of the Itarian Empire, Itarian scribes and generals that flocked to his side showed him where the empires military might was made.
The All Father continued the mining of Gorkon and had Gorkonian metal used for Black Palace armor and carrier ships. The fall of the Itarian Empire should have been the end of rigorous labor for the Gorkonians, but under The All Father, it only escalated.