Long living, ancient race from the Delta quadrant. Home system now forms part of Borg space, after they were assimilated in 2265. The Borg invasion caused the El-Aurian race to spread throughout the Galaxy, and many refugees found their way to Federation space. Physically similar to Humans, they are regarded as a race of 'listeners' with good communication skills. El-Aurians have also displayed the unexplained ability to be aware of possible distortions in time. They have a lifespan of several centuries, making El-Aurians appear very calm and wise. TNG several episodes