NAME: T'Cael Ael'hollis
FACTION ALIGNMENT: tlh'Ingan Hubbeq
Separated from his family during the evacuation of Romulus, T'Cael was handed off to the first adult, a retired Centurion, the authorities could find. Who was childless. Neither T'Cael nor T'Saris was satisfied with this arrangement. In time, the two of them learned to tolerate each other sufficiently for T'Saris and T'Cael to further his education.
T'Saris had been First Engineer aboard a Warbird until an accident left her badly crippled. Unable to serve the Empire in her preferred way, at first T'Saris deeply resented, "looking after someone else's brat". T'Cael intensely disliked the strict discipline and numerous rules T'Saris required him to live under.
As a matter of course, T'Saris began preparing T'Cael for service in the Imperial Fleet. That there was no longer an Imperial Fleet to serve in mattered not at all. T'Cael's objections were wasted on deaf ears and he struggled hard to learn the large amounts of lore and wisdom T'Saris burdened him with. In time, he learned the fastest way to get her to let him do as he wished was to perform the tasks she gave him as quickly and efficiently as he could. Before she died, T'Saris managed to give T'Cael the equivalent of the first two years of the Engineering Scholia at the Imperial War Academy.
T'Cael has one very old hologram of his family and has never given up the thought he would find them someday. He has come tantalizingly close on a few occasions but the search has more often resulted in one bitter disappointment after another. He keeps all this to himself. But he cannot give up the search.
After seeing firsthand the things which the Tal Shiar and the Empress Sela have done to retain power, T'Cael has committed himself wholeheartedly to the Republic. He will go to any length to defend the Republic since its enemies have no scruples or honor. He gives them no quarter because he feels strongly the Republic can only be made safe with their death.