The "Tripods," as they were dubbed by Luke Skywalker, were a sentient species of three-legged, triocular beings with sac-like bodies. They had long yellow fur around their hips and tentacles, as well as shadings of pink and turquoise. They were indigenous to an Imperial planet in the Outer Rim, on the route from Pzob to Belsavis. A number of them were taken prisoner aboard the Eye of Palpatine, though they were able to resist being brainwashed by Imperial agents.

Their needs were taken care of by a gentle Talz. the Protocol droid C-3PO and Luke Skywalker were unable to identify their species by proper name. Primitive beings not familiar with galactic civilization, they referred to themselves simply as "the People" and their homeworld as "the World."