Natima Lang in 2370.
|Occupation:||Author, Journalist, Ambassador|
Lang was the author of the book The Ending of "The Never-Ending Sacrifice", a critical analysis of the celebrated Cardassian novel The Never-Ending Sacrifice which also pointed out the flaws she saw in Cardassian society. (DS9 novel: The Never-Ending Sacrifice)
Circa 2365, she was a correspondent for the Cardassian Information Service on space station Terok Nor, where she witnessed the ill-treatment of the station's Bajoran inhabitants during the occupation of Bajor. During her time there, she was romantically involved with Quark, but ended the relationship when he used her access codes to steal money from the Cardassian government. (DS9 episode: "Profit and Loss")
As of 2370, she was a professor of political ethics at the Institute of State Policy. That year, two of her students, Hogue and Rekelen, began distributing a politically radical broadsheet, previously only available on campus, in the market at Torr. This prompted an order for their arrest, so Lang fled with them from Cardassia, pursued by the Cardassian Central Command. After a brief reunion with Quark on Deep Space 9, who provided her with a small cloaking device, Lang and her students were able to escape the pursuing Cardassian warship. (DS9 episode: "Profit and Loss", DS9 novel: The Never-Ending Sacrifice)
In July of 2376, Natima traveled to Deep Space 9 aboard the Trager in the capacity of Ambassador, to begin diplomatic efforts to normalize the relationship between Cardassia and Bajor. The talks were difficult due to a ploy by the parasite-controlled Bajoran First Minister Shakaar Edon, who instructed his negotiator, Second Minister Asarem Wadeen, to intentionally be confrontational. (DS9 - Mission: Gamma novel: This Gray Spirit)