The Prytt Alliance was a government that controlled one-quarter of the planet Kesprytt III. The Prytt were members of the Kesprytt species like the citizens of the other planetary government, the Kes the nation-state controlling the other three-quarters of the planet. Unlike the Kes, the Prytt were reclusive and xenophobic. The Prytt were so suspicious of the Kes that in 2370 they kidnapped Starfleet officers Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Dr. Beverly Crusher while they were on a diplomatic mission to Kes-controlled territory. The Prytt believed the purpose of the visit was malevolent.
The Prytt had no ambassadors, no emergency contact procedures nor, indeed, any means of contacting the Kes. When Kes and Prytt dignitaries met aboard the USS Enterprise-D to discuss the fate of the two prisoners, so many wild conspiracy theories and childish arguments were leveled by each party against the other that Commander Riker quickly lost interest in the negotiations.