First Appearance: "THE MENAGERIE" PART II
Physical Attributes: Humanoid; green skin
The Orion Syndicate engages in commerce and criminal activities, including piracy and slave trade, across many star systems.
In the Twenty-second Century, the Borderland was a volitile region of space between the Klingon Empire and the Orion Syndicate, attracting the worst elements of both.
In the Twenty-third Century, Orion smugglers frequently raided Coridan, an underpopulated world rich in dilithium crystals. Orions attempted to disrupt the delegation of Federation representatives traveling to Babel to discuss the admission of the Coridan system into the Federation.