It is described as a very cold and maritime planet. The chief export is Whalefur, which is desired by the very wealthy throught the imperium.
A variant of the Buddislamic religion is dominant on the planet of Lankiveil.
Abulurd Harkonnen dwelt there. He renounced the Harkonnen name and all rights to the title he was given the subdistrict governorship of Rabban-Lankiveil. He took on the surname of his wife Emmi and they had a second son Feyd-Rautha whom was named after Emmi's father Rautha.