Tahlin's parents are career Federation diplomats, his mother an expert on Federation-Cardassian relations and his father an economic development specialist. Both arrived in Federation space as refugees over a century ago and met each other while being processed on Earth. Since that time they have worked tirelessly for the Federation, that government which gave them shelter and eventually both would feel secure enough to produce a child, Tahlin, on the eve of peace with the Cardassian Union. After the Dominion War Atria was assigned to Cardassia Prime and took her family with her, spending the next 15 years there before returning to Earth in 2391 to accept a professorship at the University of Chicago .
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