In 2384, Or-Tal was the chief of security aboard the Sovereign-class starship, USS Atlas. In March of that year, while on shore leave on Orion, he was arrested following a brawl in an adult entertainment center. According to witnesses, Or-Tal assaulted and incapacitated five members of the local police force. Captain Bateson had Ambassador Císol of the Federation Embassy on Orion expedited his bail. Once back on board, Bateson had him scrubbing the heads on the recreation deck. (TNG - Cold Equations novel: Silent Weapons)
- Captain Bateson referred to Or-Tal as the second officer, however, later on, Lt. Cmdr. Boaden Ackles refers to himself as the second officer. It's possible that Or-Tal was demoted following his altercation on Orion and Ackles was promoted in his place.
|USS Atlas personnel|
|Boaden Ackles • Morgan Bateson • Sophie Fawkes • Karithal • Kedam • Kitto • Or-Tal • Reese • Tzasiz|