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  • Rebel faction of former Borg drones separated from the Borg Collective (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)
  • Composed of individual ex-drones taken in from throughout Borg space (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)
  • Homeworld located in deep Beta Quadrant weeks from Federation space (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)


  • Late November 2368: Hugh is returned to his original Borg cube, resulting in the spread of his "virus" of individuality throughout its drones, leading to chaos and confusion and, eventually, its disconnection from the core collective. (TNG: "Descent, part 2")
  • c.mid 2369: Disconnected cube is discovered by Lore, taking advantage of their aimless state to forge them into a cult in his name (TNG: "Descent, part 2")
    • Hugh rebels against Lore, going underground. (TNG: "Descent, part 2")
  • January 2370: Lore is overthrown with the aid of the USS Enterprise.
    • Hugh takes a leadership position amongst the again-independent drones, forging a new society with the aid of a Federation sociological database given by the USS Enterprise. (TNG: "Descent, part 2"; TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)
  • Early 2370: Negative reception by surrounding powers leads most of Liberated to divest themselves of Borg implants to the limits of their ability. (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)
  • Mid-2373: The Liberated are pulled into the Borg-8472 War; Species 8472 seeing no distinction between them and the Collective. (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)
    • Defensive efforts lead to an adaption of modular systems as opposed to the decentralized Borg technology base they had been using, in order to help prevent 8472 infection. (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)
    • These efforts result in reassimilation of Liberated vessels by the Collective, due to their greater facility at defending against 8472 attack. (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)
  • Early 2374: The Liberated and its neighboring nations begin coming under regular attack by the Collective in its efforts to replenish its ranks following losses in the 8472 war. (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)
  • January 2377: Members of the Unimatrix Zero rebellion merge with the Liberated, the first major expansion since its foundation. (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)
  • December 2377: Destruction of the Alpha/near-Beta transwarp hub results in disruption of Borg forces around Liberated space, allowing for nearly all Borg vessels to be cleared from the vicinity. (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)
    • As a side-effect, these efforts happen to alleviate Borg military pressure on the Federation and surrounding powers, serving as a firewall between core space and Borg territory. (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)