Brentaal IV, known more commonly as Brentaal, is a planet in the Brentaal system of the Core Worlds' Bormea sector, the homeworld of Jedi Grand Master Satele Shan and the one world that occupied what was arguably the most valuable location in the entire galaxy; the intersection of the Hydian Way and the Perlemian Trade Route, two of the galaxy's major hyperlanes.
The fourth planet in orbit around the star Brenta, Brentaal had two moons and was located in the Ringali Shell, a string of star systems along the Perlemian that were near the Ringali Nebula. An arid world with warm and temperate weather, Brentaal featured two large polar caps and an equator marked by deserts and steaming oceans. Most of the planet's available land was dominated by warehouses, cargo holding facilities, commerce exchanges and other trade-related structures. Brentaal's capital of Cormond and its Trade Hall were the seat of power on the planet, with the hundreds of Brentaal Houses - the influential families that ran the planet's trade guilds - representing the citizens in Brentaal's democractic government.
As a result of its location along the Hydian Way, Brentaal was a major commerce hub that became an economic power when it joined the Galactic Republic sometime before 22,000 BBY, as it served as a checkpoint for traffic entering the Republic along the Hydian Way. A Brentaalan hyperspace scout named Freia Kallea further bolstered her homeworld's affluence and economic power when she charted the Perlemian Trade Route around 3,700 BBY, making Brentaal the only planet to sit at the intersection of two galactic superhighways.