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RR #1: Taris


    Female subcommander. Captain of the warbird Haakona. Investigated the Federation incursion of the Neutral Zone in the vicinity of Iconia.

    Romulan Romulan icon  Personnel Personnel
    Gender: female. Species: Romulan.
    Command & Staffing abilitys: Command
    Classification: OFFICER
    Red Dot Archaeology   Red Dot MEDICAL   Red Dot Music  
    Red Dot Transporter Skill  

    Characteristics: "Continuing Mission"-related cards, Affiliation Romulan affiliation, Captain, Romulan species, matching commander.

    Rule hint for this card

    This card has an erratum:

    Changed "Warbird" to "warbird" so that she once again is the matching commander of the Haarkona.

    Taken form Current Rulings 2018-07-02.

    Card logging info: Logged by openCards team at May 1st, 2009.

    TarisTaris (first version)
    Taris counts as "matching commander" for the following ships or facilities:
    - Haakonaimage (1 R 359) from Premiere BB Premiere BB
    - Haakonaimage (ST2E 1 R 411) from Second Edition Second Edition - ST1E compatible

    This Card-Review article was written by Kathy McCracken and was published first on "Major Rakals Tal Shiar Headquarters (members.cox.net/majorrakal)" at Nov 21st, 1996.

    This article is part of the article serie "Romulan Review" from "Major Rakal (Kathy Mc Kracken)". Also see:

    For my first review, I've selected one of the new QC Romulans, IMO the Most Valuable Personnel in a green deck right now. No, it's not Sirolimage, though he's close. The honors go to...


    She's about 2/3 of a Jean-Luc Picardimage. And for the Romulans, that's saying a lot. She has OFFICER, Archaeology, and Music in common with the good Captain. Navigation is replaced by Transporter Skill, likely to prove quite valuable to nullify Anti-Matter Podimages, even if you never need it against beaming interferences. No Honor, but no Treachery either, so she can get an Integrity boost from D’Tan from a comfortable 6 to a highly-respectable 7. No Diplomacy or Leadership, either; but both are common enough amongst other Romulans, and Leadership is largely redundant to an OFFICER anyway.

    And these lacks are more than compensated for by her MEDICAL skill (second-listed, so immune to Tsiolkovsky Infectionimage and Rascalsimage). Finally, a Romulan doctor with other useful skills and decent stats! Until now we've had to get by with Takketimage (Exobiology, OK but that's all) and Vekorimage (slightly more useful with SCIENCE, Navigation, and almost useless Geology), the holographic Jeraimage being virtually useless to the holodeck-deficient Romulans. Both are Firestormimage and Thought Fireimage fuel without Lower Decksimage and D'Tan, as well as Hunter Gangsimage bait; Taris is immune to all three.

    And while she helps run the Genetronic Replicatorimage (which she could do alone with a Medical Kitimage) and get you by so many planet dilemmas, she also makes a new cornerstone of the popular Romulan Archaeology deck. With the new Plague Planetimage mission you can do a six-planet deck with Archaeology at every one.

    But there's more. Romulans can now get a piece of the Ressikan Fluteimage, which until now might as well have had a blue border. Add Galenimage (who also complements the Archaeology deck nicely) and maybe Amarieimage. Heck, Data’s Body if you can get the head to go with it. Stir well. 10-20 points, and it keeps your Fed opponent from playing his Flute (not duplicatable).

    Want more? A big boost toward getting past Matriarchal Societyimage for the predominantly male Romulans. With the same stats (+1 Strength) as Ocettimage and duplicating her OFFICER + Archaeology, Taris will probably displace her from a lot of decks where she was almost a necessity to augment the one useful universal and 3 unique females.

    And finally, one "skill" dictated not by Taris' card but by the Haakona's lore "Subcommander Taris' warbird," deemed close enough by Decipher to qualify her for Captain’s Log benefits.

    And this card has a green border??

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