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Planet of origin: El-Auria
Affiliation: none
Warp capable: unknown
Classification: mammalian humanoid
Environmental requirements: class M conditions
Typical lifespan: several hundred years
Sexes: male and female
Racial Sub-divisions:
varied skin coloration

The El-Aurians are a humanoid civilization of "listeners" with extremely long lifespans. Most of them were assimilated by the Borg in 2265, the few survivors being scattered throughout the galaxy.

In 2293, a group of El-Aurian refugees were being transported by Federation ships when they were caught in the Nexus. They were reluctantly rescued by the USS Enterprise-B, although at the apparent cost of the life of James T. Kirk. (TNG episodes: "Q Who?", "Time's Arrow, Part I", "Time's Arrow, Part II"; DS9 episode: "Rivals"; ST movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Generations)

El-Aurians have the notable ability to sense changes in time stream resulting from time travel. ((TNG episodes: "Yesterday's Enterprise", "Time's Arrow, Part I", "Time's Arrow, Part II"}) In 2379, while on board the USS Enterprise-E, Guinan revealed to Captain Jean-Luc Picard that the El-Aurians were actually the first species to be assimilated by the Borg. As a result of Vulcan assimilation, the Collective uncovered a logical paradox in their philosophy of perfection: No perfect species can exist from one which was created imperfect. Thereafter, the Borg initiated a series of changes in the past by attempting to assimilate lifeforms from the time of inception. By assimilating the El-Aurians first, the Borg also assimilated the capability to remember each subsequent shift in time--so as to further isolate the exact point where life began. (TNG comic: "Alien Spotlight: Borg")

Notable El-Aurians

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El-Aurians were a humanoid species from El-Aurian system in the Delta Quadrant. They were also known as "Listeners," because of their conversational ability and wisdom, and they apparently had a limited form of empathy. The race was nearly exterminated when the Borg attacked their homeworld in the 2260s, and the surviving El-Aurians scattered across the stars. Two of these survivors were Guinan and Tolian Soran. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise"; DS9: "Rivals"; Star Trek Generations)

Before the Borg attack, the El-Aurians had traveled widely throughout the galaxy. Their general humanoid appearance and listening ability allowed them to blend in on many worlds, including Earth, where they visited in the 19th century (and perhaps earlier). (TNG: "Time's Arrow")

Many El-Aurians known to the Federation in the 24th century demonstrated a unique perception of the space-time continuum, frequently able to discern changes in the timeline and displaying preternatural insight. It is believed that this is a natural ability of the species, but may instead be a byproduct of an encounter 47 survivors had with the nexus ribbon in 2293. At least one El-Aurian seemed to be powerful enough to threaten a member of the Q Continuum. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise", "Q Who?", Star Trek Generations)

The El-Aurian lifespan is undetermined, but known to be quite long, with some living to be over 1000 years old. Aside from their long-lived nature, and their perceptive abilities, El-Aurians appear indistinguishable from humans, and frequently intermarry with other species.

Some sources indicate that El-Aurians do not require much sleep, if any. (Kal-Dixas Spaceport)



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