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one of the two major pro-human producers of bacta on the planet Thyferra, the Zaltin faction was brought into the Bacta Cartel as the "competition" to Xucphra. Zaltin benefitted greatly from Emperor Palpatine's reign. Along with the Xucphra faction, Palpatine decreed that all bacta would be produced by the two groups, and it would be produced for military use only. This eliminated smaller competitors while creating higher profits. It didn't remove the Ashern faction, but viewed them as terrorists. They have a corporate culture that is very different from that of their competitor, Xucphra, although both employ nearly 300 Vratix worker for each human manager. When Zaltin realized that the Empire was doomed, they worked on two fronts to take control from Xucphra. First, they promoted Bror Jace for pilot's status with Rogue Squadron, in an effort to gain ties to the New Republic. Second, they began supplying the Ashern with money and weapons, hoping to gain support from the native Vratix who actually produced the bacta. With the New Republic's support, the Zaltin faction was able to defeat the Xucphra and was given control of the bacta production on Thyferra.