Emblem of the Romulan Star Empire.

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

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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 2369, Ruanek, then holding the position of Legate on Vulcan, accepted Vice-proconsul M'ret and his aides on Vulcan following their defection from the Empire. (TNG - The Sky's the Limit short story: "Turncoats")

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. (ST - Tales of the Dominion War 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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