- "I would prefer to find the solution without assistance."
T'Laan was born in the city of ShiKahr on Vulcan in the year 2240. In 2258 on the wishes of her parents, T'Laan enrolled at Starfleet Academy to study engineering. She enrolled on stardate 2258.42, the same day as Vulcan's destruction. (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek; SA - Starfleet Academy comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3")
Life at Starfleet Academy
Three years later in 2261, T'Laan considered resigning from the Academy and rejoin the survivors on New Vulcan. However, she was convinced by Professor Trumble to stay on and join the Academy's team for the Inter-Academy Exploratory Competition. She then found a old message from Lt. Nyota Uhura about the Wagner-219 system and the USS Slayton.
T'Laan participated in the competition's transporter scenario challenge, but would lose to the team from New Vulcan. T'Laan believed that it was a sign for her to resign from the Academy and go to New Vulcan, however, Professor Trumble convinced her to continue with the competition. T'Laan and her team participated in the competition's scavenger hunt where they came under attack by a creature, but were saved by Grace Chen and their shuttle craft. The team decided to go to the Wagner-219 system, where they discovered the Slayton after becoming trapped inside one of the temporal anomalies in the system.
Working alongside Captain Bran Hendricks and his crew, T'Laan and the Slayton's chief engineer, Jack Somers, helped to get the Slayton out of the system. T'Laan suggested to blow up their ship in order to give the Slayton a boost out of the system. T'Laan's plan succeeded and her team, as well as the Slayton's surviving crew, were rescued by the USS Wilson. T'Laan and her team were given commendations, and she decided to stay at the academy. News of the Slayton's rescue was received throughout the fleet. T'Laan would later be contacted by Lieutenant Uhura, who thanked her for solving the Slayton's mystery. (SA - Starfleet Academy comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5"; TOS - Boldly Go comic: "Issue 7")
In 2263, following the incident at Altamid, T'laan then attended a lecture by Lieutenant commander Montgomery Scott. She, along with her team and new cadet, Jaylah were then chosen to act as aides at a Conference n Babel. When Akria was accused of murder, T'Laan then spoke with Commander Spock and vouched for Akria, to no avail. She along with the other cadet then hid Akira using Jaylah's camouflage field. T'Laan then took Chen's suggestion to Mind-meld with Ambassador Joltair's corpse.
She then spoke with Doctor Leonard McCoy about the plan to which he agreed to. T'Laan was able to mind-meld and saw Joltair's memories and his assassin. She was able to convince Joltair's daughter, Pilok that Tellarite Ambassador Kintro was the assassin. T'Laan and the other cadets then returned to the USS Endeavour to celebrate Akria's release. (TOS - Boldly Go comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 7", "Issue 8")
According to her file, T'Laan enjoyed Hestigapt noodles. She like solving problems and rock climbing. Like other Vulcans, she disliked overt displays of emotion. She also disliked rainfall. (SA - Starfleet Academy comic: "Issue 3")