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Two Organians in 2267.

The Organians were a race of non-corporeal lifeforms native to the planet Organia in the Beta Quadrant. The Organians were notable in Federation and Klingon history as the instigators of the Organian Peace Treaty, which forced a truce between the Federation and the Klingons in the 2260s.



The species had long ago gone past their corporeal forms and had become beings of energy giving them a number of abilities beyond that of simple organic beings. Through their combined ability they were able to stop a war between the Federation Starfleet and the Klingons by making their controls hot to the touch.

Little was known about the Organians motives though it was believed by some that the only reason they intervened in the war between the Klingon Empire and the Federation was because it was around their territory. It was also believed that the race were isolationists who prefered to remain content on their homeworld. With that being the case, there was a faction of Organians that journeyed through the stars and observed other races though they were considered a minority and were not discussed of by the majority of the race. (TLE novel: The Buried Age) This group made extensive studies of various species by "possessing" the bodies of members of that species during stressful scenarios. (ENT episode: "Observer Effect")


The Organians were at one time corporeal life-forms, but transcended their material bodies 22 million years ago. (ST roleplay module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook)

The Buried Age suggests that the Organian civilization is 5 to 10 million years old. Since that is in an archaeological context, it is possible that this figure refers instead to the age of the structures made for the benefit of corporeal species.

Long ago, the Organians recieved a diplomatic initiative from the Tkon race but turned back the envoy as they refused to make any relations with other races. (TNG novel: Q-Zone) At some point in their history, the Organians taught a teleportation technique to the Traveler. (TOS comic: "Dark Traveler")

In 2154, one group of Organians made first contact with humans via the crew of the Enterprise. The Organians erased all memory of their existence from the crew's minds, but began preparations for an official first contact. (ENT episode: "Observer Effect"; TNG novel: The Buried Age) In addition, they intervened in an attempt at combating the Iruhe threat but by later years it was unsure what they had done to accomplish this effect. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)

The Organian Council of Elders in 2267.

In 2267, when war broke out between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, the Enterprise attempted to secure Organia, but the planet was invaded by a Klingon task force led by Commander Kor. The war was ended when the Organians forced both sides to sign the Organian Peace Treaty. (TOS episode: "Errand of Mercy"; TOS comic: "Against Their Nature")

In 2269, the Klingons confined the Organians to their planet with a "thought-barrier", thus allowing war to break out between the Federation and Klingons once again. After the Enterprise reached Organia and freed it, the Organians confined the Klingons to their homeworld for 1000 years.* (TOS novel: Spock Must Die!) The mad Organian Enowil was also involved in capturing a single ship from the Federation, Klingon and Romulan governments as part of his games. After his tasks were completed, he released the USS Enterprise and created the world of Spyroukis for the colonists the Starfleet starship was attempting to rescue. (TOS novel: Trek to Madworld)

* This in obvious contradiction with later incarnations of Star Trek.

At some point during this period, the Organians believed that a physical force was needed to ensure peace within the Alpha Quadrant and Beta Quadrant. To do this, they appeared before the leadership of the Interstellar Concordium and tasked that peaceful empire into enforcing the peace on others. This eventually failed as the many galactic powers rebelled against the attempt at controlling them and fought for freedom. (TOS video game: Starfleet Command Volume II: Empires at War)

The Organians temporarily left the material plane (perhaps by choice) in the year 2285, after apparently being manipulated by the Excalbians. This resulted in the disolution of The Organian Peace Treaty and allowed the Federation and Klingon powers to forge a peace on their own terms. (TOS comics: "Errands of War", "Deadly Allies")

Later in 2360, Captain Jean-Luc Picard took the amnesiac Manraloth Ariel to the Organian homeworld in order for her to learn from the species about her people, who had disappeared from the galaxy. (TLE novel: The Buried Age)

In 2371, as James T. Kirk lay near death on Veridian III, he was revisited by the leaders of Organia, who showed him the difference his decisions made in history. (TOS short story: "Reflections")

Ayelborne in 2371

In the same year, it was believed that the species had expended their energies in order to enforce peace and that Ayelborne was the last of their kind. His last act before departing this plane of existence was to bring about a peace between the Federation and the Romulan Star Empire similar to the act his people had accomplished with the Klingons. In order to achieve this, he masqueraded as an uusual artifact that was discovered in an expedition to the Gamma Quadrant. After being discovered by the crew of Deep Space 9, Ayelborne used his presence to bring together Starfleet ensign Jamie Samantha Kirk and Romulan Ambassador Jannek. (DS9 comic: "Blood and Honor")

The Organians were also known to some species of the Gamma Quadrant. In 2376, one of the Even Odds crewmembers cited them as a powerful species that could be behind the Gateways Crisis. (DS9 novel: Rising Son) At the time, Starfleet did not approach the Organians for an intervention during the crisis as it was their opinion that as they had not appeared for so long that the forced peace was designed to steer the Klingons and the Federation to their current situation. As such, it was believed they showed little interest in the affairs of other civilizations. (TNG novel: Doors Into Chaos)

Mirror universe

In the mirror universe, the world of Organia IV was part of a buffer zone between the Terran Empire and the Klingon Confederacy. When the Klingons moved to take the planet as part of an invasion of the Terran Empire, Captain James Tiberius Kirk led a task force of Imperial Starfleet vessels which induced the planet's sun into a nova which destroyed the Organians and the Klingons. It was only then they realized that the seemingly primitive Organians were powerful incorporeal beings but their deaths along with the Klingon invasion force served as a deterrant to the Klingon Confederacy. (TOS novel: Preserver)

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