The Mirrorball Man wrote:
I found the Baku VERY sympathetic, they'd created a Paradise, but wanted to isolate it from the random chaos of Galactic Politics.
Actually they had just built a small rural village and wanted to claim the whole planet and its magical properties for themselves.
There is no evidence to support this.
In fact, given that it was an entire planet
and they represented only a small village, there's a good chance they wouldn't even know
if others settled it, say, on another continent.