The Freda were a race of native to the Mid Rim planet Freda. These beings were locked in a cold war with their neighbors, the Jante, until the Freda militia launched offensives against Jante holdings in the Rettna System. The Freda were successful in capturing Hamner Heavy Ores plants, as well as Jante Materials Corporation facilities in orbit around Rett II. This prompted Imperial Moff Haveland to order a cease-fire, and peace talks were initiated. The Freda President Rolf Petruma withdrew from the talks, claiming that they were becoming stagnant and worthless.