The Orion Syndicate is an interstellar criminal cartel and the governing arm of the Orion people. They dominate a sector of space adjacent to the Borderland region and the Klingon Empire. Orion slavers maintain a processing station and auction house on the planet Verex III. In the year 2154, Orion slavers based out of Verex III captured nine crew members from the Enterprise NX-01 and brought them to Verex III where they were to be sold at auction. This included crewman Jeffrey Pierce and Commander T'Pol. Captain Jonathan Archer beamed down to the planet to rescue his missing crew members. Doing so incited a riot within the auction house, but he succeeded in getting his people back aboard the Enterprise. In retaliation, the Orions sent two Interceptors after them to reclaim their stolen "merchandise". The Enterprise crew received aid from an extremely unlikely source - a group of Augments piloting a Klingon Bird-of-Prey. The Augments shot down one of the Interceptors, but the second one managed to evade destruction and made it back to Verex III. 
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Not all members of the Orion Syndicate are necessarily members of the Orion race.
- Scientist Arik Soong was known to have made many deals with the Orions in exchange for parts, equipment and other resources that he required to continue his work in genetic engineering.