A Weela Beast is a large, four-legged reptile used by the Vratix people for harvesting, moving and laboring. While they are very strong, they are also very timid creatures. Loud noises and bright flashes can cause the creatures to, what locals have labeled a "Weela Rage", become violent and hostile.
A gate holding a pack of Weela Beasts was destroyed during the Bacta Cartel's annual Conclave. The blast caused the beasts to become hostile and rampaged the area surrounding the Conclave. It was a distraction used by Separatists forces to help kidnap and replace key figureheads in the Bacta Cartel to sway the voting to favor the Confederacy of Independent Systems.