Lilac was named by someone gullible enough to believe what the terraformers promised: a planet of perpetual springtime. As it turned out, Lilac is more like a planet of ri shao gou shi bing. A small crop moon, Lilac is plagued with heat and a serious lack of water. Most of the farmers wage a continual battle against the elements, and what crops they do bring in are generally self sustaining. There are some locations on Lilac where the rain falls on a regular basis and the sun nurtures the crops. not fries them. Farmers lucky enough to have land there do very well for themselves.
To add insult to injury, Lilac is located on the edge of what has now become Reaver territory. The people of Lilac fear that it’s just a matter of time before they’re attacked. Several of the major land holders have joined together to contract with a private security firm to protect their property and lives in case of Reaver attack.