The Eklaad are a race of quadrupedal aliens native to the planet Sirpar. They have prehensile snouts and are covered with tough, armored hides. Eklaad live in tribes that exist in a stone-age level of technology. The elders of the Eklaad tribes meet once a year in an annual Council of Chieftains, but the invasion of the Empire has put an end to that. As a race, Eklaad are timid and non-aggressive, and tend to roll themselves into armored balls when confronted with a dangerous situation. They are herbivorous.