Lankiveil was as a cold maritime planet in the Corrino Empire. Its chief export was whale fur, desired by many of the very wealthy throughout the Imperium. A sect of the Buddislam religion was dominant in the planet culture.
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.