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Ligon II
Average Male Height:
163 cm (5 ft. 4 in.) to 203 cm (6 ft. 8 in.)
Average Male Weight:
59 kg (130 lb.) to 117.9 kg (260 lb.)
Average Female Height:
163 cm (5 ft. 4 in.) to 203 cm (6 ft. 8 in.)
Average Female Weight:
59 kg (130 lb.) to 117.9 kg (260 lb.)
Minimum Academy Age:
Life Expectancy:
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The necklace of the ruler of Ligon II.
Ligonians applauding.

The Ligonians are the humanoid inhabitants of the planet Ligon II. Although they possess transporter technology, they are extremely antiquated in other ways and are not as technologically advanced as the Federation. They have a highly structured society and are an extremely proud race. They value their honor above all else, and as such live by strict codes of honor. They also value patience highly. Ligonians have always been apprehensive about strangers.

History of the Ligonian society has some similarities to that of Earth history.


In Ligonian society, the females own all the property and land. When a man marries a woman, he gains control of her wealth, and it passes to him when she dies. A man may take any number of wives, and similarly a woman any number of husbands. The favoured spouse is referred to as the "first one". If a man wishes to take a new first one, the current first one has the right to challenge the newcomer in a fight to the death, although this is rare.

Many Ligonian males wear necklaces consiting of a golden strap and a red jewel. Lutan's necklace contained a hidden transporter device. When pressing the red jewel, he would be beamed away by a Ligonian transporter beam. He used the device to escape from the USS Enterprise-D with Tasha Yar as his hostage.

The necklace also had a cermonial meaning. When Yareena, Lutan's first one, was killed (and later revived) in the fight between her and Tasha Yar, her mating agreement with Lutan had dissolved. She chose Hagon as her new mate instead and gave him the necklace, thereby stripping Lutan of all his powers and making Hagon the new ruler of Ligon II.

Ligonians tap together two carved ivory-like sticks to signal applause or approval. The Wadi have a similar practice, using sticks called "klon peags".

The standard Ligonian greeting consists of both parties raising their hands to reveal that they are not concealing a weapon.

This information taken from Memory Alpha