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Ruanek was a male Romulan in the late 23rd and the 24th century, and a member of House Minor Strevon and son of Stavenek.

In 2296, he was a Centurion serving under Commander Avrak of the IRW Adamant. Serving with him was his cousin, Kharik. In that year, he led the Romulan troops allied with Vulcan dissident Sered, with the goal of weakening support for the Starfleet mission on the Federation protectorate world of Obsidian. During this time, Ruanek guarded a Starfleet hostage, Leonard McCoy, and found the doctor to be a more honorable man than the insane Sered. When Captain Spock arrived with a war party to rescue McCoy, Ruanek had his troops hold their fire, and offered his moral support to Spock in his physical confrontation with Sered. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Forge)

Ruanek returned to Romulan space, and for years to follow, regularly supplied Spock with information from within the Empire. In 2344, Ruanek helped Spock escape from Romulus and back to Vulcan after the deposing of the mad Praetor Dralath. After leaving Romulan space behind, Ruanek relocated to planet Vulcan, where he married a Vulcan healer named T'Selis. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Heart)

In 2374, during the Dominion War, Ruanek returned to Romulus despite the risk of facing a Romulan death penalty after the assassination of Emperor Shiarkiek. Ruanek helped Spock investigate the murder and coax a confession out of the murderer, Archpriest N'Gathan. (TOS short story: "Blood Sacrifice")

Ruanek assisted Spock during the Watraii affair in 2377. (TOS - Vulcan's Soul novels: Exodus, Exiles, Epiphany)

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Ruanek was a Romulan officer, defector and linguist. He was a friend of Spock, and a staunch ally in his quest for reunification between Vulcan and Romulus. (ST novels: Vulcan's Forge; Vulcan's Heart; Vulcan's Soul: Exodus, Exiles, Epiphany)



Born on Romulus in the 2260s, Ruanek came from House Minor Strevon, a minor noble family. By the 2290s, he held the rank of Centurion in the Romulan Imperial Fleet and served aboard the IRW Adamant under Commander Avrak. In 2294, Ruanek was part of a mission to the Federation protectorate world Obsidian, where he met Captain Spock and Doctor Leonard McCoy. He secretly helped the Starfleet officers escape from Avrak's guards and the deranged Vulcan Sered. (TOS novels: Vulcan's Forge; Vulcan's Soul: Epiphany)

Ruanek maintained sporadic contact with Spock over the next five decades. In 2344, he was instrumental in the downfall of Praetor Dralath. Promoted to Commander by Charvanek, Ruanek then aided Ambassador Spock and Commander Saavik escaping from Romulus, knowing that it meant exile for himself. (ST novel: Vulcan's Heart)

He made a life for himself on Vulcan as a "cousin" of Spock and member of Sarek's house. Ruanek married the healer T'Selis, and became a teacher of linguistics and martial arts. He eventually held the title of Research Fellow at the Vulcan Science Academy. (ST novels: Vulcan's Soul: Exodus, Epiphany)

Ruanek briefly returned to Romulus in 2374, and helped Ambassador Spock investigate the assassination of Emperor Shiarkiek. Once the truth was discovered, Ruanek killed Archpriest N'Gathan in a duel at the Firefalls of Gal Gath'thong, avenging the Emperor's murder. (ST short story: "Blood Sacrifice")

In 2377, Ruanek was heavily involved in the Watraii crisis. He joined Spock, Saavik and Commander Data on a covert mission to recover Admiral Pavel Chekov and the coronet from the Watraii homeworld, and later revealed himself to Commander Tomalak, claiming the Right of Statement to buy time for Spock to reach a diplomatic solution. He returned to Vulcan (ST novels: Vulcan's Soul: Exodus, Exiles, Epiphany)

Ruanek and T'Selis had at least one daughter, T'Savia, who was attending Starfleet Academy in the mid-2370s. (ST novel: Vulcan's Soul: Epiphany)

Fan continuities

Star Trek: Pendragon

Ruanek met Timothy Sinclair in the mid-2370s, while the latter was researching the connections between Vulcanoid species. He helped Sinclair translate several ancient Vulcan texts related to the mythical Vhorani.

In 2385, Ruanek and T'Selis were members of a research team on Mintaka III, where he found remarkable commonalities between the Mintakan language and ancient Vulcan dialects. (PDN: "Another Time, Another Place", "Starkindler")

Though it was "out of fashion" in the 24th century, Ruanek occasionally used his traditional Rihannsu name, Ruanek i-Dartha tr'Strevon. (PDN: "Still Called Today")

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