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# 1 How To Make a Tal
07-04-2012, 12:38 AM
This is a basic video tutorial on how to get my alien's look in game.

I hope no one thinks this is to boost my ego or anything like that, but literally since I made this design in open beta, I've been getting a lot of friendly feedback regarding it (if you're wondering what my source of inspiration was, it's the song playing in the background on repeat). Neat way to meet new people imo .

So I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that was kind enough to give a thumbs up in game, this is for you. I hope you enjoy the design as much as I did.

One day I'll finish the race's backstory, but just want to get it right.

^_^ Cheers!
TAL
http://tinyurl.com/TALthread

Click here for the TAL video tutorial.
PS watch in HD if you can




EDIT: 08/02/13

The TAL.... more powerful than the Asgard, the Kamino, mermaids, and the Deva from the 5th Element put together! Apparently lol Thank you all, I'm very happy that you enjoy the design so much, and of course you don't need my permission to make one... I'd be glad to see more of them walking around, who knows they might get to be a default STO race. One can dream lol


PS The following is a link to the official backstory of the TAL, hosted on my fleet's website, not sure if it's visible though. http://nova-coregaming.enjin.com/for...cies/post/last

Just in case I'll post the rather lengthy info here.

How To Make a Tal Video
RACE: Quoria
Plural: Quoria
Singular: Quorian
Governing Body: The Quorum
Nicknames: The Tall, Tahl, Tal (short a)



Follow the video for step by step instruction on how to make your own Nova Quorian.


BIOLOGY

The Quoria are a species that begin life under water; from an egg, to a tadpole-like creature, and finally to their amphibious bipedal stage.

When compared to other species seeded by the Progenitors, the Quorias' physical evolution to their modern day amphibious forms was spread over millions of years. The Quoria have 60% of the latent Progenitor genetic tree active in their genes; this is a unique trait as most other seeded species have at most 10-20% of the latent Progenitor genes active. Their physical bodies do not possess anything more than some cartilage in the cranial area and limb extremities, rather their bodies are composed of several different fluid fill sacs. The brain of a typical Quorian is not too dissimilar from the Odontoceti of Earth (or dolphin cetaceans as they are more commonly known), except for the fact that the hippocampus occupies two-thirds of the Quorian rostral area; this fact might play a large part in their excellent navigational skills; they are sensitive to the resonance of song and the rhythms of life on a planet or ship.

Skin coloration varies as shades of blue (with perhaps subtle hints of other colors). Typically patterning on the crest portion of their heads are more varied in color, but follow a stripe pattern. To the untrained eye, most Quoria look alike, however their are subtle differences in crest size as well as other slight anatomical differences.

The gender is primarily 'female', as all eggs are born 'female'. However, when a time of spawning has come, a few will undergo a transformation and become 'male' so as to fertilize an egg cluster. This change is permanent.


PSYCHOLOGY

In their bipedal form, the Quoria are a highly evolved form of aquatic species come from what once was an ocean world. They are a wise and urbane people that possess a high 'emotional intelligence', a trait that makes them more capable to connect and commune with their environment and less sentient species. They work hard to be in balance and harmony with almost everything, from foreign relations to their physical environments. There evolution has instilled within them an incessant need to control their environments, often acting as 'shepards' to the natural processes and cycles of other living creatures. This attitude and form of psionic symbiosis is mostly directed to other aquatic species on their home planet, and not often directed to other member races of the Federation.

Because of their varied physical forms and metamorphosis, the Quoria see life as stages where one must explore all its mysteries before the next stage of transformation. It can be said, that when one looks up at the surface from beneath the waves, one sees the 'next world/stage' as a shimmering distortion. The Quoria view the universe and death as an important step before the next stage of ascension. Each stage throughout their known/documented life cycle is often referred to as 'Breaches'.


SOCIAL STRUCTURE

The Quoria are structured into various nomadic pods where a single matriarch takes the lead. They prefer pack mentality as opposed to a lone wolf ideal. Each pod is semi-independent but obviously the more long-standing or powerful ones have more say during group congregations and can act as a representative of their people.


HISTORY

600,000 years ago
■The Tkon Empire collapses. (TNG: "The Last Outpost")
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Tkon_Empire
-> 80,000 years following the collapse of the Tkon Empire, the Quoria on Galorndon Core have begun forming social pods and can thusly be considered a civilization.

500,000 years ago
■Civilization first begins to flourish on Bajor. (TNG: "Ensign Ro")
Captain Jean Luc Picard stated in his log that the ancient Bajorans had flourished "when Humans were not yet standing erect". Homo Erectus existed on Earth from about 1.8 million years to about 200,000 years ago. Homo Sapiens began to emerge at about 200,000 years ago.
-> The Quoria enter an age not too different from Earth's Ancient Mesopotamia Golden Age.

200,300 years ago
The Quoria have become sub-light capable and begin to more thoroughly explore their home system; jumps in technology were in part due to a large cache of Tkon artifacts found on their planet. They discover warp technology, but are subsequently attacked and subjugated by an invading force (The Iconians). Progress halts and the Quoria enter a 'dark age'.


200,000 years ago
■The Iconians, a highly developed civilization, are destroyed in an orbital bombardment of their home world. (TNG: "Contagion"; DS9: "To the Death")
-> The Quoria, along with a few other rebelling civilizations, participate in the orbital bombardment of the Iconian home world. Shortly thereafter, Quoria leave Galorndon Core, after it was adversely affected by the activation of the Iconian Gate on the Dewan home world (now New Romulus).

What remains of their species, becomes nomadic and goes into a self-imposed isolation to recuperate their devastating losses. They survived in what is believed to be a multigenerational ship not too dissimilar from that of the Voth. The Quoria are few in number but are able to stay a few steps ahead due to their technologically advanced abilities. Quality over quantity as they say.

With the return of the Iconians, and the ever decreasing divide in technological capabilities... the Quoria realize that their long time of isolation is soon ending. More recently, they have settled on an artificial world, Nova Core, only reachable by a transwarp gateway.



OTHER

In 2366, a Romulan scout ship crashed onto Galorndon Core's volatile surface. The Starfleet vessel U.S.S. Enterprise-D was sent to investigate, and recovered a single survivor from the crew. In actuality, this was a partial cover-up created by the Quoria so as to keep an Iconian gateway hidden. They currently monitor Galorndon Core for additional traffic, but so far it remains an 'undesirable' planet in the eyes of the current quadrant powers. Interestingly enough, because of the Quoria's past communication and psionic symbiosis with the Gekli life forms, Galorndon Core remains a normal stopover for the space born species even though the Quoria no longer inhabit the planet.



LINKS

IKKABAR: Native Race Subjugated by the Iconians (extinct as of 2355 (TNG: Contagion)
http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Ikkabar_28(planet)29

DEWA (DIHWAN): Native Race Subjugated by the Iconians (extinct, home planet is now New Romulas, Tau DEWA Sector)
http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/DiWahn_(28planet)29

DYNASSIA: Race Subjugated by the Iconians
http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Dynassia

NOVA QUORIAN (The "Tal/Tahl/Tall"): ? Home planet was in Galorndon CORE System, Tau Dewa Sector) (perhaps a moon (Nova) that orbits the Galorndon planet)
Tau Dewa Sector Block
Galorndon Core System
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# 2
08-23-2012, 11:27 AM
After watching my vid, if anyone has suggestions on any earth cultures (ancient) that might have some relation in 'look' to the alien i made, im open to them. trying to work on a background story in regards.
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# 3
09-23-2012, 08:50 PM
Saw the TAL character in game, very eye catching. Reminded me of the aliens from Kamino in star wars which were always very imposing, and sleek looking. Nicely done
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# 4
09-24-2012, 04:46 AM
Nice species. And yes, if you want to take it further, you will have to make up Tal lore, maybe set up a website for it?

Why not tie it in with the Preservers? The theory of the 'seeders' or 'preservers' is confirmed both in TOS and TNG (the spread of humanoid live an odd 200 million years ago, or longer ago). There is little information on Memory Alpha, but a lot of information on Memory Beta, where they quote from all Star Trek sources. If you read up on the (sometimes conflicting) Preserver history, I'm sure you are going to find a great number of possibilities to tie the Tal in and give them a solid origin story.

At a few times in ancient history the Preservers had some dealings with mysterious species, maybe the Tal are one of them.
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# 5
09-24-2012, 05:28 AM
Finally something creative!
Nice Alien/preserver Species you did here.
STO needs more creative people like you.
I'm tired of those Grenade carrying muscle giants we all see everywhere.


Live long and prosper.

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# 6
09-24-2012, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by solarstreak View Post
Saw the TAL character in game, very eye catching. Reminded me of the aliens from Kamino in star wars which were always very imposing, and sleek looking. Nicely done
TY solar I was going for a sleek aquatic look so I guess the comparison fits
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Originally Posted by hydaspes View Post
Nice species. And yes, if you want to take it further, you will have to make up Tal lore, maybe set up a website for it?

Why not tie it in with the Preservers? The theory of the 'seeders' or 'preservers' is confirmed both in TOS and TNG (the spread of humanoid live an odd 200 million years ago, or longer ago). There is little information on Memory Alpha, but a lot of information on Memory Beta, where they quote from all Star Trek sources. If you read up on the (sometimes conflicting) Preserver history, I'm sure you are going to find a great number of possibilities to tie the Tal in and give them a solid origin story.

At a few times in ancient history the Preservers had some dealings with mysterious species, maybe the Tal are one of them.
I'll definitly look up the preservers on the wiki, sounds quite interesting, although I wouldn't want to be all 'god mode' with the species . Was also thinking maybe the aliens that sent the vger probe would be interesting? whales + aquatic species? if any other mysterious species pop up on your lemme know.


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Originally Posted by yreodred View Post
Finally something creative!
Nice Alien/preserver Species you did here.
STO needs more creative people like you.
I'm tired of those Grenade carrying muscle giants we all see everywhere.


Live long and prosper.

ty although that you mention the muscle giants, I did make a caste variant of the species. maybe they might have a caste system that differs on visual appearance due to genetic coding? I'll post a pic or a video of it at some point
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# 7
09-24-2012, 06:03 PM
Did some reading and just kept clicking through the various pages in the wiki, very interesting stuff that helped to lay out some base work as far as background stories go.

http://www.stowiki.org/Iconian
The Iconians especially caught my attention as they are dubbed as "demons of air and darkness". Season six was supposed to mark their return, probably in a similar manner as the Fek'lhr in their invasion of the klingon empire.

I'd like The Tal to be an opposites of sorts, but on a less grander scale in population perhaps; in this case I would say that The Tal are "daemons of water and light"

The return of the Iconians to the galaxy would mark the return of The Tal as well, having lived under a self-imposed isolation (dwindled in population) for the very purpose of awaiting the possible return of the Iconians and rendering what assistance they could offer in stopping their age old foe. Still some holes to fill in so any recommendations are welcome. I think I will model the species as a sort of genetic caste system species (not too different from the Gorn) wherein certain body types are delegated to certain tasks.




TIMELINE Marking Ancient Advanced Lifeforms


16 billion years ago
■The universe is formed in the instantaneous expansion that scientists call the "Big Bang". The "Big Bang" has been theorized to be caused by destabilizing Omega molecules. (VOY: "The Omega Directive")
■This point in time represents a hideout for members of the Q Continuum. The USS Voyager was briefly transported here by Quinn in order to escape Q, but he too had once used this hideout and was thus able to find the ship. (VOY: "Death Wish")
The age of the universe was given in VOY: "Good Shepherd" as 16 billion years. Current scientific evidence indicates an age of 13.7 billion years.
9 billion years ago
■Hundreds of protostars collapsed in close proximity to one another forming the astronomical phenomenon later known as a black cluster. (TNG: "Hero Worship")
7 billion years ago
■The Theta 116 system begins the process of becoming a planetary system. (TNG: "The Royale")
5 billion years ago
■The star Sol begins to form out of nebular dust and interstellar gases. (VOY: "Death Wish")
■Female Q is born. (VOY: "The Q and the Grey")
4.5 billion years ago
■The Guardian of Forever had been asked its last question (until 2267, when it told Captain James T. Kirk and Spock it had awaited a question "since before your Sun burned hot in space"). (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")
■The star Sol takes form.

4.5 billion years ago
■The ancient humanoids, one of the oldest known sentient species, seeded the oceans of many worlds with DNA codes, directing the evolution of life towards a physical pattern similar to their own. The varieties of lifeforms that carried this seed code to fruition include the Humans, Vulcans, Klingons and Cardassians, and likely many other humanoid species of the galaxy. (TNG: "The Chase")
=> I'm assuming these are the Progenirators or however it's spelled... a little too far back for my species to have existed methinks, but given their humanoid form, it would make sense for them to have been on of the seeded species as well.

4 billion years ago
■Q and Q begin their romantic involvement around this time. (VOY: "The Q and the Grey")
■The planet Pollux IV forms in the Beta Geminorum system. (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")
3.5 billion years ago
■On Earth, in a region later known as France, amino acids combine to form the first proteins. (TNG: "All Good Things...")
According to actual science, life already gained a foothold on Earth 4.1 billion years ago. However, this wasn't theorized until after the shooting of "All Good Things...".
2 billion years ago Edit
■Civilization thrives on planet Tagus III. (TNG: "Qpid")

1 billion years ago
■The Slaver Empire is the master of all intelligent beings in the Milky Way Galaxy. The Slavers and all of their subjects were exterminated in a massive war which caused all intelligent life to re-evolve. (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon")
Millions of years ago

=> Nope not Slavers

400 million years ago
■In the Permian period, Eryops, the last common ancestor of cold-blooded and warm-blooded organisms, lives on Earth. (VOY: "Distant Origin")
■An alien ship of unknown beings is invaded by a magnetic organism. Trapped in orbit of Questar M-17, the crew disable their own ship to prevent the spread of the entity. (TAS: "Beyond the Farthest Star") 87 million years ago Edit

■The D'Arsay civilization launches the archive of their culture. (TNG: "Masks")
65 million years ago

=> already too developed to be my species

■Earth's dominant reptile superorder, the dinosaurs, are wiped out when an asteroid impacts the planet. (VOY: "Distant Origin"; ENT: "Azati Prime")
■Some of Earth's dinosaurs survive the asteroid impact and continue to develop and name themselves the Voth. Sometime thereafter they leave Earth and travel to the Delta quadrant where they create one of the first interstellar empires in the quadrant. (VOY: "Distant Origin") 20 million years ago
■The recorded history of the Voth civilization begins in the Delta Quadrant. (VOY: "Distant Origin")
1 million years ago Edit
■On Earth, the ancestors of Humans begin to distinguish themselves from their primate ancestors by their intelligence and reasoning skills. (TOS: "A Taste of Armageddon")
■Construction of the vast city around the Guardian of Forever, stretching out to the horizon of its planet. Spock estimated the age of the ruins to be "on the order of ten thousand centuries" in 2267. (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")
Indeterminate Edit

■The inhabitants of Organia evolve to beings of pure energy. (TOS: "Errand of Mercy")
Ayelborne said that his people had evolved beyond the need for physical bodies millions of years ago.
Hundreds of thousands of years ago

__________________________________________________ __________600,000 years ago
■The Tkon Empire collapses. (TNG: "The Last Outpost") ■The humanoid ancestors of Sargon's race colonized the galaxy. Their colonists may have caused, or influenced, the rise of intelligent life on Vulcan. (TOS: "Return to Tomorrow")
500,000 years ago
■Civilization first begins to flourish on Bajor. (TNG: "Ensign Ro")
Captain Jean Luc Picard stated in his log that the ancient Bajorans had flourished "when Humans were not yet standing erect". Homo Erectus existed on Earth from about 1.8 million years to about 200,000 years ago. Homo Sapiens began to emerge at about 200,000 years ago.
■Sargon's species is destroyed in a massive civil war when the atmosphere is ripped from their planet. Only a few survivors escape by preserving their consciousnesses in a cave deep below the surface. (TOS: "Return to Tomorrow")
■The planet Exo III becomes nearly uninhabitable after its sun begins to fade. The inhabitants resettle beneath the surface and construct androids to serve them. (TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?")
According to Star Trek: Star Charts, on page 34, the Talosians became warp capable.
200,000 years ago Edit
■The Iconians, a highly developed civilization, are destroyed in an orbital bombardment of their homeworld. (TNG: "Contagion"; DS9: "To the Death")
__________________________________________________ __________


■The large bioplasmic organism, dubbed as the "telepathic pitcher plant" is born in the Delta Quadrant. (VOY: "Bliss")
■By at least this point, the Borg have begun their evolution into cybernetic beings. (TNG: "Q Who")
Star Trek: Destiny presents a different point of origin for the Borg.
100,000 years ago Edit
■The subspace network which will be later claimed by the Hirogen is constructed by an unknown race. (VOY: "Message in a Bottle", "Hunters")
■The ocean planet, later home of the Monean civilization, is created by extracting all water from a Class M planet and containing it inside an immense force field. (VOY: "Thirty Days")
Tens of thousands of years ago

50,000 years ago Edit
■The Horta of Janus VI begin their latest cycle of rebirth. (TOS: "The Devil in the Dark")
■Bele begins to chase Lokai, who has led a revolution on the planet of Cheron. (TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield")
45,000 years ago Edit
■Extraterrestrial visitors, known as the "Sky Spirits", visit a people on Earth who become the indigenous inhabitants of America. (VOY: "Tattoo")
30,000 years ago Edit
■The Verathan civilization, originally from the Verath system in the Gamma Quadrant, reaches its height, spanning two dozen star systems. (DS9: "Q-Less") ■An ancient city was built on Bajor with walls and a tablet that were dated to be over thirty millennia old. This city was inhabited until twenty-five thousand years ago after which, sediment buried the ruins and the ancient city of B'hala was built on top of it. (DS9: "The Reckoning")
28,000 years ago Edit
■On Earth, the Neanderthals become extinct. (ENT: "Dear Doctor")
22,000 years ago Edit
■The first of at least 947 archaeological expeditions is conducted at the ancient ruins on Tagus III. (TNG: "Qpid")
■The Trill begin their life as a joined species. (TNG: "The Host")
20,000 years ago Edit
■The Bajorans begin celebrating the Bajoran Gratitude Festival. (DS9: "Fascination")
■The Bajoran Holy City of B'hala is lost to history. (DS9: "Rapture")
12,000 years ago Edit
■An artisan known only as the Master of Tarquin Hill on Kurl, during the Third Dynasty, creates small ceramic figurines, called naiskos, that embody that culture's belief that within each person is a community of individuals, each with its own desires, views, and voices. (TNG: "The Chase")
10,000 years ago Edit
■According to Quinn, this was the last time that "ordinary" Q in the Q Continuum had to speak with each other. (VOY: "Death Wish")
■When their sun is about to go nova, the Fabrini leave their system on a propelled asteroid known as the Yonada. (TOS: "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky")
■The machine-god Vaal on Gamma Trianguli VI is built. (TOS: "The Apple")
■The civilization on Sigma Draconis VI which is currently at its technological peak, advanced well beyond 23rd century Federation capabilities, experiences a catastrophic glacial age. As a result, the inhabitants of the planet begin to de-evolve to a primitive level, and the male and female inhabitants experience a great schism in their society. (TOS: "Spock's Brain")
■A species of intelligent spacefaring organisms which form symbiotic relationships with humanoid lifeforms that live within their bodies become nearly extinct. Gomtuu is the last known survivor. (TNG: "Tin Man") ■The first of the Orbs is discovered by the Bajorans in the sky above their planet. Over the next ten millennia, a total of nine of these extraordinary objects are discovered, inspiring revelations that shape Bajoran religion. (DS9: "Emissary")
■The Founders establish a new homeworld in the Omarion Nebula to escape prejudice and persecution founding the Dominion. (DS9: "The Search, Part II")
■The Ferengi discover currency and the concept of profit. (DS9: "Little Green Men") The first Grand Nagus, Gint writes the Rules of Acquisition during this time. (DS9: "Body Parts")
■The Bajoran archaeologists begin their unsuccessful, ten thousand year search for the lost city of B'hala, which is not uncovered until the year 2373. (DS9: "Rapture")
Thousands of years ago Edit9,000 years ago Edit
■The Zakdorn earned a reputation as brilliant strategists. (TNG: "Peak Performance")
6,000 years ago Edit
■The Aldeans build a massive cloaking device that shields their planet, Aldea, from outside detection. (TNG: "When The Bough Breaks")
circa 4000 BC
Unknown aliens take or abduct several Humans from Earth to be eugenically bred on a distant planet, lest humanity destroy itself in its early technological age. Gary Seven, Agent 201 and Agent 347 will be among their descendants. (TOS: "Assignment: Earth")
3834 BC
Akharin is born in Mesopotamia on Earth. A soldier felled in battle, he soon realizes that no injury can kill him. He goes on through many aliases, becoming the immortal known as Flint. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")
circa 3733 BC
Landru of Beta III preaches peace and coexistence among his people, ending a period of savagery. He creates a powerful computer to guide and protect his people after his death. (TOS: "The Return of the Archons")
5,000 years ago Edit
circa 2700 BC
Earth is visited by aliens who settle in the region near Greece and the Mediterranean, where they are worshiped by the Greeks as gods. (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")
Sarpeidon experiences an ice age. Zarabeth is exiled to this time period, and Spock and Leonard McCoy are briefly stranded here as well. (TOS: "All Our Yesterdays")
circa 2600 BC
The Egyptians build the pyramids of Giza. They are observed by anthropologists from the future (specifically, the year 2769). (ENT: "Cold Front")
■Humans on Earth begin the tradition of confining law-breakers to prisons. (TOS: "Dagger of the Mind")
4,000 years ago Edit
circa 1800 BC
The Xindi-Avians build a concealed fortress on a planet that will one day become the home of the Xindi Council. (ENT: "The Council")
circa 1735 BC
According to Spock, this is when Humans begin to glorify organized violence. (TOS: "Dagger of the Mind")
3,000 ? 2,000 years ago Edit
circa 950 BC
Flint lives the life of King Solomon on Earth. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")
circa 850 BC
The Vulcan monastery on P'Jem is built. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")
circa 730 BC
The Kalandan outpost planet, "a few thousand years old" in 2268, may be constructed around this time. (TOS: "That Which Survives")
circa 500 BC
The Bajoran prophet Trakor first encounters the Orb of Prophecy and Change, and writes a series of prophecies concerning the Emissary of the Prophets. (DS9: "Destiny")
480 BC
The Battle of Thermopylae is fought on Earth between the Spartans and the Persians. (DS9: "What You Leave Behind")
circa 400 BC
Survivors from the Sahndara system supernova arrive on Earth. Their sojourn coincides with the time of the philosophers Socrates and Plato. "After the death of the Greek civilization they idolized" they move on to the planet Platonius.(TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")
356-323 BC
Flint lives the life of Alexander the Great on Earth. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")
214 BC
Construction begins on the Great Wall of China on Earth. (VOY: "11:59")
44 BC
Parmen, future leader of the Sahndaran refugee community, is born on Platonius. (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")
33 BC
Philana, future wife of Parmen, is born on Platonius. (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")
3 BC
Philana, now 30, stops aging. (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")
Indeterminate past Edit■An unknown race, possibly of extragalactic origin, builds a massive planet killer. (TOS: "The Doomsday Machine")
■The population of Talos IV is largely wiped out in a war. Forced to live beneath the surface, the Talosians develop their mental powers, while neglecting their technological knowledge and skills. (TOS: "The Cage", "The Menagerie, Part I", "The Menagerie, Part II")
■According to Klingon mythology, Kortar, the first Klingon, destroys the gods who created him. (DS9: "Homefront"; VOY: "Barge of the Dead")
■A neutron star in a binary star system in the Kavis Alpha sector begins exploding every 196 years. (TNG: "Evolution")
■A power struggle occurs within the highest ranks of a race called the Saltah'na, which ultimately destroys them. Before their extinction, the Saltah'na create a collection of energy spheres which preserve a record of the events leading to the species' destruction via a telepathic matrix, which can be transferred into the minds of some humanoid species, causing them to reenact the power struggle. (DS9: "Dramatis Personae")
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# 8
09-24-2012, 06:53 PM
So I narrowed the species timeline to this specific bracket of Star Trek history Hooray!

600,000 years ago
■The Tkon Empire collapses. (TNG: "The Last Outpost")
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Tkon_Empire
-> 80,000 years following the collapse of the Tkon Empire, The Tal have begun forming 'larger pods' and can thusly be considered a civilization.

500,000 years ago
■Civilization first begins to flourish on Bajor. (TNG: "Ensign Ro")
Captain Jean Luc Picard stated in his log that the ancient Bajorans had flourished "when Humans were not yet standing erect". Homo Erectus existed on Earth from about 1.8 million years to about 200,000 years ago. Homo Sapiens began to emerge at about 200,000 years ago.
-> The Tal enter an age not too different from Earth's Ancient Mesopotamia Golden Age.

200,300 years ago
The Tal have become sub-light capable and begin to more thoroughly explore their home system; jumps in technology were in part due to a large cache of Tkon artifacts found on their planet. They discover warp technology, but are subsequently attacked and subjugated by an invading force (The Iconians). Progress halts and The Tal enter a 'dark age'.


200,000 years ago
■The Iconians, a highly developed civilization, are destroyed in an orbital bombardment of their homeworld. (TNG: "Contagion"; DS9: "To the Death")
-> The Tal, along with a few other rebelling civilizations, participate in the orbital bombardment of the Iconian homeworld. Shortly thereafter, The Tal suffer the unexpected destruction of their home system as their sun goes nova.

What remains of their species, becomes nomadic and goes into a self-imposed isolation to recuperate their devastating losses. They survive , it is believe they live in a multigenerational ship not too disimilar from the Voth. The Tal are few in number but are able to stay a few steps ahead due to their technologically advanced abilities. Quality over quantity as they say.

With the return of the Iconians, and the ever decreasing divide in technological capabalities... The Tal realize that their long time of isolation is soon ending.
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09-25-2012, 12:08 AM
Works for me.

So what are the Tal like? System of government? Cultural habits and beliefs? Procreation? Physiology? Etc.
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09-25-2012, 09:16 AM
Excellent video, and a really good looking species.

I think they should have their own planet, missions and culture in game, just like the Deferi do. My crew would love to go and visit it.

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