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RR #116: Subcommander Tal

    Subcommander Tal

    First officer serving under Commander Charvanek. Traced a communication signal that led to the discovery of Federation spies aboard his ship.

    Romulan Romulan icon  Personnel Personnel
    Gender: female. Species: Romulan.
    Command & Staffing abilitys: Command Alternate Universe The Original Series
    Classification: OFFICER
    Red Dot SECURITY   Red Dot Computer Skill   Red Dot Anthropology  
    Special Download Intruder Alert! OR Classic Disruptor.

    Characteristics: Affiliation Romulan affiliation, Original Series The Original Series, Romulan species.
    Requires: disruptor.

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

    Subcommander Tal

    This Card-Review article was written by Kathy McCracken and was published first on "Major Rakals Tal Shiar Headquarters (members.cox.net/majorrakal)" at Apr 1st, 2001.

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

    Aefvadh! Finally, an original series Romulan who was actually given a name in the episode, The Enterprise Incident. The unnamed female Romulan Commander was assisted by her able -- and named -- first officer...

    Subcommander Tal

    Tal's double personnel types -- OFFICER and SECURITY -- are common as dirt among the Romulans, but so many strategies (especially capturing) require SECURITY personnel that it seems like you can never have too many. Additionally, it lets him download to Romulus with Homefront, or to any place he could normally report with Defend Homeworld. Although Anthropology is required for only a small handful of dilemmas and missions, the latest mission, Historical Research, needs two, and the skill is still uncommon enough that another source is welcome.

    One type of skill not found in abundance among the Romulans is special downloads. Tal's can get either of two cards. Intruder Alert! could save your Romulan Empok Nor from commandeering (and fetch you a captive or two), or get you an Intruder Force Field to protect against annoying Rogue Borg pinging. Or for sheer simplicity, how about a gun? The Classic Disruptor will only enhance your The Original Series personnel, so it's not a general-purpose hand weapon for Romulans, but it will work for any of the dilemmas that just require a "hand weapon" or "disruptor", and with a special download you can wait until you hit the Surprise Assault or Center of Attention to get it.

    The Major's Combos:

    • Subcommander Tal + Classic Disruptor: When you just ran into a nest of Denevan Neural Parasites, you're going to need every disruptor you can get your hands on.