- Note: This planet has been designated as a Platinum Rich Planet by the Shadow Broker.
Lorek is an extremely rare example of a habitable world circling a red dwarf star. Originally an independent asari colony named Esan, it was annexed by the Batarian Hegemony in 1913, causing a minor galactic incident. Despite several attempts, the local Terminus warlords have never been able to take Lorek for themselves.
Lorek is a low-density world, composed of rock, light metals, and a water-based crust. It is tidally locked to Fathar, with a sunward "hot pole" and a shadowed "cold pole." Water on the sunward side evaporates quickly, traveling over the islands of the habitable terminator zone in the form of massive, fast moving thunderstorms, and finally settling as snow on frozen dark side. There are fears that the buildup of ice cap mass on the far side may cause axial reorientation over the course of several million years, but batarian officials dismiss the idea as an irresponsible theory disseminated by counter-hegemonist subversives.