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The Argelians were a humanoid species native to the planet Argelius II (which they called Nelpha) in the Beta Quadrant. Members of the species generally only had one name. (ST reference: Star Charts)

Argelian cuisine included mocha sorbet and the drinks nine-layer cocktail and Argelian ale. (DS9 - Invasion! novel: Time's Enemy; TOS - Worlds Apart novel: The Final Reflection)


The Argelians were once a violent people, until a major social upheaval in the year 2067, which turned the violence of Argelius II to peace and pleasure. The Argelian passion for pleasure was so strong they even imported administrators and officials to rule the world whilst the Argelians enjoyed themselves. They eventually became members of the United Federation of Planets in 2230. (ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation; ST reference: Star Trek Maps)

The Argelians' peace was disturbed in 2267, when two women were murdered by a being called Redjac. (TOS episode & novelization: Wolf in the Fold)

An Argelian athlete was expected to dominate the gymnastics competitions at the 2224 Olympics. She was beat by Trill rival Emony Dax. (DS9 - The Lives of Dax short story: "Old Souls")

An Argelian exobiologist named Yersa conducted the definitive study of tribbles in the late 23rd century. (TOS short story: "The Last Tribble")

In 2370 a group of Argelian men visiting Deep Space 9 found themselves quite besotted with a pair of Deltan women on the station. (DS9 novel: Devil in the Sky)

Following the explosion at Elim Garak's tailor shop, Quark expressed interest at opening an Argelian massage facility in the space. (DS9 episode: "The Die is Cast")

An Argelian Starfleet ensign named Aryl served on the USS Centaur during the Dominion War. (DS9 novelizations: Call to Arms..., ...Sacrifice of Angels)

In 2377, Brilson Lodine, an Argelian male, served as a technician on Federation Outpost 32. (CoE eBook: The Art of the Comeback)

Soco was the Argelian form Lady Q took at the opening of the Sarek School of Diplomacy and Ambassadorial Studies on Vulcan. (TNG novel: Before Dishonor)

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See also

  • Argelian grape

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