Paplin is the home world of the B'ra'Sha and the original home world of the Ra'Shain.

Paplin is noted throughout the galaxy for its aesthetic beauty. The planet is atmospherically very similar to Earth, but instead of one large moon it has a beautiful ring system around it.

In its history Paplin used massive hydrogen balloon carriers instead of airplanes.

Paplin is featured on the front cover of The First Encounter.
Front cover

the first encounter front cover