After joining the Galactic Republic, the ZeHethbra started to travel through the galaxy and colonize several worlds. While doing so, the ZeHethbra reached Malastare and began to establish settlements in the area.
The locals, known as Dugs, were a rude, insulting people prone to violence when angry — a trait that led them to several wars with other species. The Dugs disliked their new neighbors and this eventually led to a war among the two species.
After this conflict and several other similar ones among Dugs and other species, the Galactic Republic, disapproving the Dug attitude, imposed a number of sanctions on the Dugs.