This matriarchal species established a small mining outpost in the Alpha Quadrant circa 2131. Over the next 20 years, it grew into a colony (population 3,600), complete with schools and a museum. In 2151, the Enterprise NX-01 planned to visit the colony, but its shuttle apparently ignited tetrazine in the planet's atmosphere, eradicating all life on the surface. Because of this, Enterprise's mission was cancelled. Eventually, Captain Archer discovered that the Suliban were actually responsible for the explosion, and Enterprise was allowed to continue.