The Zahl will be happy to call you a friend if you are at a similar stage of technical expertise and power. However, if you lag behind them, they will identify that as an exploitable weakness, mercilessly. Some time ago the Zahl fought a conflict with the dangerous Krenim, and systematically disassembled their entire civilization, a fact the Krenim will never forget, and even now homeless renegade Krenim vessels still roam the surrounding region raid-ing Zahl shipping, making a general nuisance of themselves, but little more. Beyond their obvious hunger for power and influence, the Zahl enjoy the peace and freedom their society has built, and will willingly enter into trade agreements.
The Zahl have made some significant advances in research and study, particularly in warp science and energy management. This facility hopes to broaden scientific understanding and bring together the ideas of the finest Zahl minds.