The Torothans are a clan composed of members from a humanoid species native to a planet in the Beta Quadrant. They were the ruling caste on the planet and were enemies of Zobral and his clan of rebels.
According to Zobral, the Torothans led a ruthless regime that maintained power and controlled resources through brutal oppression, bombarding dissidents with mortar and aerial attacks. They claimed to have abolished the caste system that had once prevailed but in reality appeared to sponsor the divisionism and prejudice. This precipitated the formation of rebel groups, such as that of Zobral, who having exhausted legal attempts at reform turned to revolt and were labeled as terrorists.
A member of the Torothan clan was identified by facial markings consisting of two pairs of lines. The outer pair began at each end of the lips and curve inward towards on the chin. The inner pair began separately near the center of the bottom lip and intersect about midway, becoming one line which intersected the two outer lines on the chin. (ENT: "Desert Crossing")