Iriaz were docile creatures from the grassland planet Dantooine. While not normally aggressive, they could attack if provoked. They were a prey of choice for local hunters given that they were a relatively common creature, particularly near the Jedi Enclave.
Shortly after the destruction of Taris at the hands of the Sith Empire in the Jedi Civil War, a local of Dantooine by the name of Rickard Lusoff set out onto the plains with his hunting blaster to murder his business partner Calder Nettic. When he arrived moments too late to find that another man Handon Guld had killed Nettic first, he fired on Guld in frustration. In the investigation that ensued conducted by the Jedi Bolook and Revan, Lusoff lied that he had been out on the fields hunting iriaz.
Behind the scenesEdit
Iriaz were intended to appear in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic but were cut from the game. Dialogue from the "Murdered Settler" quest appears to suggest that they were supposed to be present. One of the two suspects, Rickard Lusoff, claims that he was out hunting iriaz. If the player chooses the dialogue option which has Revan declare that Lusoff is lying because there are no iriaz to be seen, the Jedi Bolook admonishes him to be more observant, insisting that there are iriaz all around them. This could either have been a mistake in the dialogue that was not corrected or intended as a red herring in the investigation.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (First appearance) (Head only)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Mentioned only)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 114 ("Iriaz")