The Hodraida system is the original homeworld of the Horadrim race and the capital of the Horadrim Empire. Located to the galactic south of human-controlled space, it was nominally part of the Earth Federation under the terms of the Coral Sea Treaty, but off-limits to non-Horadrim without special government permission. This special status continues under the Holy Terran Empire, with the Horadrim being treated as a special House under the personal protection of Emperor Vin Dane himself.
The spelling and pronunciation of Horadrim/Hodraida was unclear and in dispute for some time. The eventual resolution was that the species is the Horadrim, and the homeworld is Hodraida. The planet is thus named for Harald Hardrada, a medieval Viking King.