In 3643 BBY, Tal, along with Laria Taphoni and Doctor Gatten Edaine, was stationed on Taris and worked for the Taris Resettlement Initiative. He participated in the expedition that was assigned to work with Jedi Master Cin Tykan to investigate the desolated swampland populated by rakghouls. However, when most members of the expedition was killed with the exception of Tykan himself and a survey team, who had left before the attack, Laria and Tal were trapped under a large piece of debris before a Jedi Knight arrived. The Jedi levitated Tal back to safety.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)