Bengalaas are felinoid organisms indigenous to the jungle planet of Aiur. Fearsome predators, they have adaptive hunting styles, and can therefore hunt as solitary rogues or as part of a pack. When amongst a pack, their hunting tactics become acutely intellectual, allowing them to bring down prey several times their own size. They have a sadistic nature akin to cats of Earth, and are noteworthy for "playing" with their prey before finally killing it. Like other native inhabitants to Aiur, they disappear in a blue flash when they are killed, leaving behind little trace of their having been there.