The Landsraad has recently discovered several illegal military techniques being used by the Ordos. The Ordos adoption of Tleilaxu technology has sparked an extreme response from the Council. During the Butlerian Jihad the Tleilaxu proved their use and are permitted to perform their experiments and biological testing, but the Ordos had no permission. The Emperor and his Sardaukar launched an enormous strike against all Ordos holdings. All Ordos production and training capabilities were annihilated. The Ordos took heavy military losses as well. Only through well placed bribes and political maneuvering were they able to avoid total destruction. The last Ordos gholas gained the loyalty of several Fremen and Smuggler groups. These are there only true allies. Through the Smugglers the Ordos can draw upon hidden military stockpiles. Now only tiny bases remain on Arrakis. Draconis IV was scorched to it's rock crust. The Ordos also gained several Ixian harvesting and refinement techniques through industrial espionage. Now they scrape out a meager living, selling Fremen Raiders as mercenaries.