The Teltiors were a race native to the planet Merisee, in the Elrood Sector. They resemble their neighbors, the Meri, in nearly every aspect, including their blue skin color and webbed fingers. The Teltiors, however, lack the large brow ridge present on the Meris. Both races lived on their own continent for much of their early history, separated by vast oceans. During the period of history known as "The Joining," the two continents were joined by a finger of mountains, and the two races were able to discover each other. However, instead of friendship, the Meris offered the Teltiors war, and the two races battled for a thousand years before Merisee was discovered by the Old Republic. Realizing that their own struggle was nothing compared to the galactic struggle, the Meri and the Teltiors eventually united to form a single group called the Loag. The Teltiors were also more willing to leave Merisee and travel throughout the galaxy, and many found success as traders or merchants. Although they chose not to brag about it, Teltiors also produced some of the galaxy's most successful conmen.