The Torye were a political group formed on planet Mestiko between 2282 and 2291. Started by Vykul Marto, the Torye opposed the Zamestaad's heavy reliance on the Federation for aid, and advocated strengthening Mestiko, asserting their independence and finding new off-world allies.
In 2291, the Torye attacked the Discovery Center on Varnex, a moon of Mestiko, stealing an experimental subspace-disruption weapon, and killing nineteen people. They had arranged to give the weapon to renegade Klingon Captain Klaa in exchange for the location of a secret Klingon mobile battle base. However, Vykul double-crossed Klaa, attacking him and keeping the weapon, with the intent of taking the Klingon base and using it to overthrow the Mestiko government. The Torye were stopped by the combined efforts of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise-A and Captain Kang of the IKS K'tanco. (TOS - Mere Anarchy eBook: The Blood-Dimmed Tide)