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 AYELBORNE

PLAYED BY: John Abbott
SPECIES: Organian
Male

Kirk found Ayelborne and the Council to be a study in conundrums. One moment, they were most anxious to help him hide from the Klingons, and the next, they were betraying him to them. Still later, Ayelborne retrieved Kirk from a Klingon cell, apparently bypassing the guards effortlessly. When the Klingons, enraged by the escape, murdered two hundred Organians, Ayelborne displayed little concern. Each time Kirk confronted him, he gently told Kirk that he didn't understand the Organians. Truer words were rarely spoken, but Kirk did not know it yet.

Determined to harass the Klingons to the limits of their ability, Kirk and Spock attempted to infiltrate the citadel. They hoped to confront Kor, and inflict some sort of harm and at the moment they tried, Ayelborne and Claymare appeared and put a stop to it. Ayelborne then asked both groups of visitors to leave; their propensity for violence was deeply painful to the Organians. And then, he and Claymare departed, revealing their true nature in the process, as they dispersed into energy.
   
 KOR
 
PLAYED BY: John Colicos
SPECIES: Klingon Male
 
Once the hostilities between the two began to reach its climax, all ships suddenly and mysteriously became paralyzed and all weapons became superheated and temporarily rendered useless. Unknown to both sides at the time, the Organians were in fact an advanced non-corporeal species, despite their primitive way of life. As quickly as it started, the Organians effectively ended the occupation, the war, and Kor's governorship.
   
 CLAYMARE
 
PLAYED BY: Peter Brocco
SPECIES: Organian Male
 
Once the Organians decided to halt the Federation-Klingon War (2267), he and Ayelborne visited Commander Kor and Captain Kirk in the stronghold Kor had established on their planet. They explained why the fleets were paralyzed, and revealed the truth about the Organians that they were extremely advanced, extremely powerful noncorporeal beings. Claymare, in revoking Organian hospitality, revealed that the Organians found the discordant emotions of their visitors painful.
   
 TREFAYNE
 
PLAYED BY: David Hillary Hughes
SPECIES: Organian Male
 
Trefayne was one member of the Council of Elders during Kirk's visit to Organia in 2267. Described as "quite intuitive" by Council spokesman Ayelborne, Trefayne knew that eight space vehicles had assumed orbit around the planet before Spock was able to verify this with his tricorder. Additionally, he knew that these vehicles were beaming men to the surface, and that these men carried many weapons. Although Trefayne's pronouncements, and Ayelborne's confidence in them, provoked Kirk's curiosity, Kirk had more important concerns, and never investigated. This was, although he did not then realize it, Kirk's first clue that there was more to the Organians than met the eye.