The people are a primitive civilization living in the harsh conditions of their planet. They were former slaves of Goa'uld System Lord Ba'al who abandoned them for the next eight hundred years ago when the planet's resources had been exhausted.
After Ba'al abandoned them, the people fell into a great civil war fo power on the planet. Wars threatened people to near extinction until a man became King for the people. (RPG: "Friends and Foes: Stargate Season Two")