The Tikiarri were a fierce, primitive race native to the jungles of the planet Jaska III. The Tikiarri descended from predatory avians and remained fearsome predators throughout their history. Their average lifespan was about 30 Jorallan years, but only because so many males die in combat before they were twenty. They were made even more dangerous when a foolish trader introduced the Tikiarri to blaster technology, which gave the Tikiarri a distincyt advantage. Over the years, many of their hunts involved killing offworlders in order to obtain their blaster weapons.