Talana has served for the past seven years as the Syreen commander of the orbital platform around Betelgeuse I, where the Syreen were slave shielded by the Ur-Quan. She was only a young girl when the Alliance lost and the Syreen were imprisoned on the planet. Prior to her assignment on the Hierarchy Starbase she grew up and lived on a small island near the main continent on Gaia.
Talana met The Captain, and at first, refused to help him. She feared the Ur-Quan would find out, and her people would be reprimanded for associating with the rogue Humans. Her attitude later changed when the captain showed her undeniable proof that their original homeworld was not destroyed by a random catastrophe, but by a Mycon Deep Child.
Together with the captain, she orchestrated the revenge against the Mycon and the plan was a success. After that, she convinced the rest of the Syreen to help the New Alliance of Free Stars. She also shared a romantic relationship with the Captain and they later fell in love, got married, and had children (and at least two nephews).