The term Archon was one given to the surviving crew of the Federation starship Archon by the inhabitants of the planet Beta III. Beta III was the Archon's last mission; the ship was forced down and destroyed there by Landru in 2167. According to Reger, though the Archons attempted to resist Landru, many were killed in this endeavor, while others were ultimately absorbed into the Body. (TOS: "The Return of the Archons")