The gas giant planet Eincioll is home to many forms of life, nearly all of which are buoyant or otherwise airborne. However, the Geletai (the G pronounced like in ‘mirage’) had the misfortune of being one of the few species that can neither float nor fly. They have to process how to properly jump from one floating resource to another to avoid plummeting to unlivable atmospheric pressures. This is why they evolved intelligence.
Fast forward thousands of years after the dawn of civilization on Eincioll (but still over 2000 years before now) and many areas have developed a level of technology similar to the middle ages of Earth. This led to a high demand for hard metals that have a high tendency to sink to the planet’s core. Many Geletai communities have noticed the occasional fall of meteors, generally from Eincioll’s lowest planetary ring but also occasionally from their star system’s asteroids. They calculate the time and place that a collection of stone and metal will fall nearby, then hunt this resource down as best they can. A career of meteor hunting here is quite risky but very rewarding for those that succeed.