Goth was a neutral planet which Blake visited in search of Lurgen and the secret of Star One. The atmosphere was toxic: Jenna observed that prolonged exposure would "rot your lungs eventually". The population lived largely underground, although trees were plentiful on the surface. Rats were seen underground. Docholli described the people of Goth as "a crude lot", and the technology there was unsophisticated. Weapons included swords and spears, although the crossbows used by many warriors fired bolts that exploded on impact. Their culture was equally primitve and rather warlike. Goth was ruled by a king or Charl, probably inherited through the male line (though at one point a woman appeared to assume rule once both her brothers were dead).