Groppler Zorn was a member of the Bandi species living on Deneb IV, involved with the supervision of Farpoint Station in 2364. He was the leader of his group and his office was located in the Old Bandi City.
Zorn entered into negotiations with the United Federation of Planets for use of Farpoint. Jean-Luc Picard, who represented the Federation, became suspicious of Zorn and the station itself. Zorn appeared nervous whenever any questions were asked about the station especially on how the Bandi were able to construct it so quickly. He threatened to offer the station to the Ferengi.
In reality, Zorn forced a shapeshifting spaceborne entity to take the form of a starbase. Zorn's acts were eventually discovered by the crew of the USS Enterprise-D when a second creature attacked the Bandi city and Zorn himself. Due to the intervention of the Enterprise, the entity stopped torturing Zorn. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")