Piramesse is a once temperate world now compltely shrouded in ice and snow. The inhabitants of this world have devised a weather control device that keeps the temperature warm within the confines of their temple cities. This weather control technology could potentially be used as a weapon on other worlds, and the System Lords have taken notice of this. In 2010, a force of Goa'uld descended upon this peaceful planet from orbit, using the weather control device to freeze the capital cities. With such a device, they could force hundreds of worlds into submission.