Moguru was an inhabitant of the village of Dohama on the planet Sanctuary. A lopsided, red-skinned, bulky humanoid with rheumy eyes and almost no neck, he had arms that dangled to his knees. He was bare-chested and covered in black fur, except those parts where naked skin lay exposed in unappealing folds of flesh, possibly due to the local diet.
In 2268, Moguru offered to help James Kirk, Spock, Leonard McCoy recover their shuttlecraft from the Senites if the Starfleet officers brought him a woman from Khyming. Upon first meeting him, Moguru mistook Spock for a Romulan, and incorrectly guessed that Vulcans were "bastard sons" of Romulans. (TOS novel: Sanctuary)