The Passive Lure stratagem was an ancient battle strategy first devised and used by the Menthars in the 14th century during their battle with the Promellians. It was comparable to a strategy used by Napoléon Bonaparte.

Data related these facts in 2366 when William T. Riker asked whether the history books contained any clues as to likely Menthar tactics. (TNG: "Booby Trap")