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Doctor Telek R'Mor was a low-ranking Romulan scientist and minor functionary attached to the Romulan Astrophysical Academy during the mid-24th century.
In early 2350, Dr. R'Mor began a three-year mission, conducting "secret research" aboard the science vessel Talvath. According to a claim he later made, R'Mor had a wife and daughter who lived on Romulus. His daughter was born several months into his mission. He knew, when he accepted his assignment, that he would pay the price of missing his family. After a year away from his family, he began to realize how high that price was.
In mid-2351, while traversing Sector 1385 of the Alpha Quadrant, the Talvath discovered a microprobe lodged in an eddy of a micro-wormhole. The Talvath made repeated scans of the probe and R'Mor soon received a vocal transmission from the other side of the wormhole, which identified itself as originating from "the Federation starship USS Voyager," stranded in the Delta Quadrant. Introducing himself only as the captain of a cargo vessel, he was unconvinced that Voyager was in the Delta Quadrant but instead believed it must really be from the Alpha Quadrant. He terminated communications, in fear that he had been discovered by Starfleet spies on a covert surveillance mission.