this Vratix of the Seeqov hive-clan was a member of the Razorclaws, the group which would eventually become known as the Ashern, during the height of the Alazhixazha period. Thranx also served as the primary contact for the corporate spy known only as the Bloodletter. She was ostensibly his counterpart when the Bloodletter worked as a field inspector for both the Xucphra and Zaltin factions. Her cover during this period was actually based on fact. Thranx was a respected field inspector and research scientist, and had once helped to eradicate a Rodian fungus that had threatened the planet five years earlier. Her hatred of the Bacta Cartel stemmed partly from the fact that both the Zaltin and Xucphra factions kept the incident a secret, and each claimed total responsibility for solving the fungus epidemic without Vratix help. When the Ashern began development on an enhanced strain of alazhi known as kolazhi - the basis for kolcta - Thranx and the Bloodletter were ordered to keep an eye on its development. They worked together for a year before the project was discovered. A mercenary who wore armor much link Jango Fett's had been hired by the Bacta Cartel to eliminate the Ashern responsible for its development. The mercenary shot both Thranx and the Bloodletter and then left them for dead. Thranx, however, survived long enough to use the enhance bacta to bring the Bloodletter back from the brink of death. Before she died, she told him the complete story of kolcta.