Saren Valdren

Name Saren Valdren

Position Advisor

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Character Information

Gender Male
Species Romulan / Elemental
Age 74

Physical Appearance

Height 6'0"
Weight 185
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Physical Description Decent looking, toned, often a stern or worried look on his face.


Spouse None
Children None
Father Khaeil
Mother Sindari

Personality & Traits

General Overview He is guarded, between what happened as a Romulan and at academy. He can be awkward in social settings.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths
Very intelligent
Calm under pressure
Is very capable in Romulan martial arts
Occasionally he can get flashes of the future or bring elemental essence into existence
Languages: Rihannsu, Galactic Common, English, Vulcan, Klingon
Elemental nature

Feels isolated and exploited to an extent
Won’t talk much of his past
Occasional uncontrolled “out-bursts” of his elemental nature, especially under stress
If he were recognized by a Romulan, he might end up on the Tal’Shiar’s radar again and be hunted

Ambitions 1. To understand his elemental nature
2. To be considered a Romulan, more than just a novelty or tool to try to use.
Hobbies & Interests Science of all sorts, but oddly specializing in both computers and floral biology
Engineering on a small scale
Martial arts from a ‘meditative’ point of view

Personal History Saren was born in 2320 on the Romulus home-world. His father was a scientist and his mother an engineer, so he gained heavy interest in both areas as he grew up. When he was thirty, as all Romulans were required to, he joined the Romulan military. There he trained for ten years in all aspects of military culture and afterwards served for ten years aboard the warbird IRW T’dir as an engineer. He then spent another ten years as a science officer on the ship. As he was an average officer and with no military ambitions, he knew he would never rise far in the ranks of the Imperial Navy, so he retired from the military to go work as a research scientist at a prestigious school on Romulus.

It was at the school when the first signs of his elemental nature started to show. He would have various bizarre, but lucid dreams. Occasionally equipment would fail around him, sometimes in spectacular shows of sparks. Other times he might have little flashes of ‘insight’ into a situation or know vehemently when someone was lying.

He often went to the temple of the elements to try and make sense of all the strange feelings and dreams he was having. A priest took interest in him and asked him to join, even just as a basic acolyte so he could continue his science studies.

Saren didn’t know it, but his latest ‘elemental experience’ which had brought down a computer system that the Tal’Shiar has placed a trace program in, attracted the attention of the local agent, who started watching him closely.

At the summer festival of the fire elements, a senior priest who lived on another continent, came to see the festival. When she looked in Saren’s eyes, she knew he was much more than he seemed, he was an elemental, although an unwitting one. Normally there would be signs when an elemental was born, but it seemed that the signs around him had been missed.

She brought him to the temple after the festival and had him tested. It seemed the signs were missed was because he was an elemental of the Archelement. These elementals often arrived without ‘fan-fare’.

That evening, the Tal’Shiar decided that they would extract Saren and see if he posed a threat to the Empire and if not, see if he could be used as a weapon. So, while he was walking home pondering what the priestess had said, he was kidnapped and brought to a Tal’Shiar facility.

For the next two months, Saren was put through all sorts of interrogations, tests, and experiments. Some triggered responses of various natures, others didn’t. One Romulan guard did get hurt once when a computer panel exploded, but that was the extent of the progress of weaponizing Saren. The Tal’Shiar were patient though.

What wasn’t patient was the Hobus star. Saren was being transferred to a different facility when the star exploded. Even though Saren was in a transport with no windows, he could see the blast coming as Romulus started to disintegrate. He closed his eyes, expecting to become one with the universe.

What happened to Saren next he can not put into words. In some dimensional pocket it seemed, it was as if he were going through a speed course of what he was becoming, but with no true measure as to whether or not he understood it. Then he stepped out of the dimensional pocket…
Relevant experience 2340-2350: Engineer, IRW T'Dir
2350-2360: Science officer, IRW T'Dir
2360: Resigned Romulan Military
2361 - 2385: Research Scientist, Auethn Academy
2385 - 2387: Tal'Shiar Prisoner
2387 - ??: A Galactic Wanderer