There's a ton of "behind the scenes" or "little details" stuff that was never fully explained in Abian, as trying to do so just didn't fit in anywhere in the story. Instead the ramblings about these nuances and details often ended up in the LJ Community, and are now lost somewhere in its history.
But luckily, they're also right here.
So, if you ever wanted a slightly more in-depth understanding to the Abian world, here's a little more for you:
The Low-Down on Hunger