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The Lorillians were a humanoid species native to Lorillia in the Beta Quadrant. By 2381, they had been members of the United Federation of Planets. (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)

Young Lorillians breathed methyl oxide for the first few years of their life, and had to be "weaned" onto oxygen. (ENT episode & novelization: Broken Bow)


Lorillians were distinguishable from Humans by a vertical cleft between their brows, subtle nuances in body languages and scent. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)

Lorillian children were weaned off methyl oxide by steadily removing and reattaching a breathing mask in a class M environment, at the approximate age of four. (ENT episode & novelization: Broken Bow)

Lorillians were also able to breathe methylacetylene in the absence of oxygen. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)


Lorillians lived in families. Freighter crews were members of a family, similar to Human space boomers. Lorillian families included parents, children and cousins. A mother regarded the father of her child as "breeding partner." The Klingons considered the Lorillians a "weakling race" and regarded them as former jeghpu'wI' of the Vulcans. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)


In the mid-22nd century, the Lorillians operated freighters armed with low-yield particle cannons. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)

They did not have transporter technology, which was an incentive for joining the Federation. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)


In the mid-22nd century, the Lorillians were an independent species conducting trade in the Kandari sector. They had been inside the Vulcan sphere of influence until the founding of the Federation. The Klingon Empire considered them former jeghpu'wI', or clients, of the Confederacy of Vulcan. (ENT episode & novelization: Broken Bow, ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)

In April 2151, first contact between Lorillians and Humans occurred when Earth starship Enterprise (NX-01) visited Rigel X. Commander Charles Tucker III encountered a Lorillian mother weaning her four year old son off methyl oxide. (ENT episode & novelization: Broken Bow)

On November 1st, 2162, Federation President Thomas Vanderbilt was concerned how the Lorillians, Denobulans and Arkenites would take that Federation transporter technology was unsafe for long term usage. Vanderbilt had hoped to advertise the technology to entice the Lorillians to join the young Federation. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)

On October 19th, 2163, the Klingon privateer Sud Qav raided a Lorillian freighter in the Kandari sector. When Starfleet vessel USS Pioneer arrived at the scene to lend aid, the Klingons had already left. Fortunately, the Pioneer was able to save four survivors. At this time, the Lorillians were trading and talking with the Federation but not formally aligned. By February 19th, 2164, the Lorillians and the Axanar were pressuring the Rigelian Trade Commission to enact security and anti-piracy laws, or even to join the Federation to gain Starfleet protection in the Kandari sector. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)

The Lorillians were a species the Klingon Empire dealt with, through Ambassador Kage, at some point prior to 2311. (TLE novel: Serpents Among the Ruins)

During the Borg Invasion of 2381, Lorillia was one of many worlds devastated by the Borg Collective in an attempt to exterminate the Federation. (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)

There was at least one Lorillian child who lived aboard the USS Robinson. (DS9 novel: Original Sin)

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