Ny was a minor world of the Terran Empire, discovered in TE 118 and the home of the alien race known as the Kien Khwei. Ny was one world of the Kien Khwei trade hegemony, the details of which were uncertain. The impression given was that the hegemony consisted of about a dozen worlds. Small Human settlements, with a total population of perhaps one million, were permitted on Ny, but by treaty Humans were prohibited from the other worlds of the Kien Khwei hegemony.
Ny is an outpost of the Daamin, and one of their chief laboratories for dealing with Humans. As the Interregnum progressed and Humans learned of the Scattered Worlds, Ny was treated with more reverence and the Daamin established several training schools for Humans on the world.