The Talids were a race of nomadic humanoids native to the planet Ando Prime. Their thick skin provided them with a measure of protection against the harsh, wintry weather of the planet. The Talid society was very open, and there was little concept of trade, bargaining, or commerce. If a Talid needed something, they simply took it whenever they found it. Because of this social trait, the settlers who came to Ando Prime believed that the Talids were simple thieves. The Talids were already slightly xenophobic, and the growing number of offworld miners gave then cause to retreat further. When the offworlders began encroaching on their lands, the Talids began to fight back, using their knowledge of the planet's environment to offset their primitive weapons.