Hunters were the dominant social class on Asterion II. They were the only ones allowed to hunt on the planet, and hired themselves out to the farmers and other groups of Asterion. Hunter groups were known to engage in ferocious duels when one had insulted the other.
At the age of six, the children of Hunters were led into the woods by their fathers and left there, to make their way back home. If they survived, then they were accepted as full Hunters, and could take part in an increasing share of responsibilities among Hunter groups, until they were judged capable of going out on their own against either the Spurred Wooswoos or Great White-Maned Tooteez. Their weapons included the needlebeam and laserwhip.