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Romulan Star Empire
Romulans

The Romulans from Balance of Terror, played by Mark Lenard (left) and Lawrence Montaigne
Founded circa 5th century A.D
Homeworld Romulus and Remus
Capital Romulus
Official language Romulan (see: universal translator)

Romulans are a fictional alien species in the Star Trek universe related to Vulcans, at war or uneasy truce with the humans of Earth and the United Federation of Planets throughout most of the Star Trek series and films. They are characterized as passionate, cunning, and opportunistic, and were usually cast as villains or adversaries in the various series. They are the dominant race of the Romulan Star Empire, one of the larger empires in the Beta Quadrant of the Milky Way galaxy. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ... Image from Star Trek: The Original Series episode Balance of Terror © 1966 Paramount Picture, produced by Gene Roddenberry. ... Mark Lenard (October 15, 1924–November 22, 1996) was an American actor, primarily in television. ... Lawrence Montaigne (b. ... Europe in 450 The 5th century is the period from 401 to 500 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... This article or section should include material from AD converters In electronics, an analog-to-digital converter (abbreviated ADC, A/D, or A to D) is a device that converts continuous signals to discrete digital numbers. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Romulus and Remus are the twin Romulan homeworlds. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Romulus and Remus are the twin Romulan homeworlds. ... The universal translator is a fictional device common to many science fiction works, especially on television. ... The universal translator is a fictional device common to many science fiction works, especially on television. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ... For the Vulcan homeworld, see Vulcan (Star Trek planet). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Empires is currently a Half-Life 2 modification that saw its first public release for the HL2 source engine on March 4, 2006. ... The quadrant arrangement of the Star Trek Galaxy. ... For other uses, see Milky Way (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Galaxy (disambiguation). ...


They made their first appearance in the 1966 episode "Balance of Terror" and were eventually featured in all five Star Trek series. The Romulans were created by Paul Schneider, who said "it was a matter of developing a good Romanesque set of admirable antagonists... an extension of the Roman civilization to the point of space travel." Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Balance of Terror, written by Paul Schneider and directed by Vincent McEveety, is a first-season episode of the original Star Trek series that first aired on December 15, 1966. ... Paul Schneider wrote two episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series: Balance of Terror and The Squire of Gothos. He is also credited as a writer on Star Trek: The Animated Series. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Space exploration is the physical exploration of outer-Earth objects and generally anything that involves the technologies, science, and politics regarding space endeavors. ...

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Biology

The Romulans are a distant branch of the Vulcan species. One of three theories regarding how the Romulans arrived at the stellar system that includes Romulus and Remus involves Sargon's people mentioned in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Return to Tomorrow". Sargon claimed that his people had seeded their species throughout the galaxy, and Spock said that could explain some enigmas of Vulcan pre-history. Hanoch, one of Sargon's people and a rival, further claimed that Spock's hybrid Vulcan body was a "good fit" for his alien physiology. If these claims are true, the Aretians may have been the antecedents for the Romulans (and may have also been the species known as the Preservers). The inhabitants of Mintaka III ("Who Watches the Watchers") seem to support this theory. In the fictional Star Trek universe, Romulus and Remus are the twin Romulan homeworlds. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... This article is about the Star Trek character. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the Preservers are an ancient race of aliens who visited Earth thousands of years ago and removed some human specimens from the planet. ... Who Watches the Watchers is a third season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation first broadcast on October 16, 1989. ...


Another theory says that Vulcan colonization efforts led to a split, or schism, between factions favoring the school of logic espoused by the philosopher Surak, and opposition groups which ended up leaving Vulcan. (However, there is no canon evidence that the group which left Vulcan was in rebellion against Surak; they may have indeed been opposed to him, or even acted with his blessings in leaving Vulcan.) They arrived on Romulus, and founded what would become the Romulan Star Empire. This theory is supported by a reference within the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "United": Senator Vrax refers to Vulcans as "our distant brothers" during the first part of the episode. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Colonialism. ... Surak is a fictional character of the Star Trek universe. ... Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... United is the name of the 89th episode from the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. ...


Information from "Balance of Terror" suggests yet a different theory. While Spock makes it clear, that the events during the period of Surak are well documented ("The Savage Curtain"), he is completely uncertain in regard to the origin of the Romulans: "If the Romulans are an offshoot of my Vulcan blood, then attack becomes even more imperative. Vulcan, like Earth, had its aggressive, colonizing period." Balance of Terror is a first season episode of the Star Trek: The Original Series. ... The Savage Curtain is a third season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, first broadcast on March 7, 1969 and repeated July 1, 1969. ...


Romulans have pointed ears, upswept eyebrows, and copper-based blood that is green when oxygenated in the arteries and copper or rust colored when deoxygenated in the veins. The Romulan heart is said to be gray, though this may only be a poetic image. Many Romulans have a V-shaped ridge above the bridge of their nose, which was not shown in TOS, but introduced in the later series and films. Since Ambassador Spock was able to move freely among the citizens of Romulus, presumably the lack of this ridge is not viewed with prejudice by Romulans. Like Vulcans, Romulans are almost always portrayed as having dark or black hair. Exceptions include the half-human Commander Sela who, like her mother Tasha Yar, has blonde hair. Brown haired examples have also been seen in various media. For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Blood (disambiguation). ... Section of an artery For other uses, see Artery (disambiguation). ... In the circulatory system, a vein is a blood vessel that carries blood toward the heart. ... The heart and lungs, from an older edition of Grays Anatomy. ... This article is about the Star Trek character. ... Sela is a fictional character on Star Trek: The Next Generation, the daughter of an alternate timeline version of Tasha Yar and a Romulan official. ... Lieutenant Natasha Yar, played by Denise Crosby, is a Starfleet officer in the fictional Star Trek universe. ...


In TOS, Romulans were depicted as of the same look as Vulcans, but more emotional, very violent, and extremely motivated by honor and protocol.


Romulans share the longevity common to their Vulcan cousins. In "Unification", the Romulan Senator Pardek shared a friendship with Ambassador Spock lasting at least 80 years. Unification is the title of a two-part Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, from the fifth season. ... Pardek, a character from the fictional television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, appeared in the episodes Unification I and Unification II as a Romulan senator. ...


Culture

Cuisine

Romulan Ale is a popular blue alcoholic beverage which was illegal because of a Federation trade embargo (and possibly also due to extremely intoxicating effects) in the late 23rd century (per Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country) through the late 24th century (per Star Trek Nemesis). Despite this, it was often traded openly. During the alliance with the Federation because of the Dominion War, Romulan Ale was legalized (although it was later made illegal again after the war, as stated by Geordi LaForge in Star Trek Nemesis) Alcoholic beverages An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of alcohol includes many other compounds. ... For delayed access after publication, see Embargo (academic publishing). ... Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Paramount Pictures, 1982; see also 1982 in film) is the second feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Paramount Pictures, 1991; see also 1991 in film) is the sixth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek Nemesis (2002) is the tenth Star Trek feature film, and the fourth and last film to star the cast from The Next Generation. ... USS Sitak (bottom left) and USS Majestic (center) are destroyed during Operation Return, one of the hard-won victories by the Federation Alliance. ... LeVar Burton as Geordi LaForge Geordi La Forge, a character in the Star Trek fictional universe, holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and is the Chief Engineer of the USS Enterprise-D and later the USS Enterprise-E, both under captain Jean-Luc Picard. ... Star Trek Nemesis (2002) is the tenth Star Trek feature film, and the fourth and last film to star the cast from The Next Generation. ...


Other Romulan drinks include Kali-fal, a blue drink with an aroma that should "forcibly open one's frontal sinuses before the first sip." (However, some sources believe "Kali-fal" to be the proper name for Romulan Ale due to their similar appearance.) The frontal sinuses, situated behind the superciliary arches, are rarely symmetrical, and the septum between them frequently deviates to one or other side of the middle line. ...


Romulan foods include Ossoul twist, a tart churro-like dessert, and Viinerine. A simple Romulan broth, though popular in the Romulan First City, is considered distasteful to both Vulcans and humans, especially Jean-Luc Picard. Romulans do not eat seafood. Jean-Luc Picard is a fictional Star Trek character portrayed by Patrick Stewart. ... Spaghetti with seafood (Spaghetti allo scoglio). ...


Fashion

Romulan fashion of the late 24th century had distinctive squared shoulders. Hair is generally cut straight across the forehead close to the eyebrows, with longer locks framing the face, cut following the cheekbones; this style resembles a helmet.


In Star Trek: The Original Series, Romulan military uniforms consisted of a gray tunic with varying kinds of decorative sashes. Commanders wore red sashes, senior officers wore blue sashes, and most soldiers wore no sash at all. In subsequent series, such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Romulan uniforms were of a different style, with varying kinds of patterns and colors. The dominant uniform style thereafter was gray under a pattern of squares. These did not seem to have anything to do with the Romulans' position or rank. The rank insignia on the Next Generation-era Romulan uniform consisted of a series of diamond and crescent shapes, worn on the left collar. The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ...


As of Star Trek Nemesis, Romulan uniforms were more standardized. Episodes of the fourth season of Star Trek: Enterprise depicted the 22nd century Romulans wearing exactly the same uniforms as those of the 24th century Nemesis. Star Trek Nemesis (2002) is the tenth Star Trek feature film, and the fourth and last film to star the cast from The Next Generation. ...


Romulan Military Uniforms follow a distinct pattern through the 23 and 24th century. When one allows for the change in technology in the TV industry and increased budgets, its easy to see how uniforms from the 23rd century (TOS) evolved into the uniforms seen in the 24th century (TNG). Male hairstyles do not appear to change greatly, although 24th century hairstyles seem more distinct from Vulcan hairstyles. Females in the 23rd century wore long hair in a variety of styles. By the 24th century, females wear a style similar to males.


Design

Romulans make generous use of the colors green and grey (lesser-used colors are black and blue, pastel green and pastel orange), and often use materials resembling limestone for construction. The emblem of the Romulan Star Empire depicts a large bird of prey clutching the worlds of Romulus and Remus. The avian motif also appears on their Warbird starships, and may have cultural significance. Those who rejected the teachings of Surak were said to be "beneath the raptor's wing". For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... Achromatic redirects here. ... For other uses, see Limestone (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... One of the fictional ships called the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek, one of the most famous fictional starships. ... Surak is a fictional character of the Star Trek universe. ...


Designer Herman F. Zimmerman has said regarding interior design, "the Romulans have possessed advanced technology a lot longer than the Federation, so the look was a combination of art deco and medievalism meets high tech. Most of the designs were inspired by Italian designer Carlo Scarpa." Herman F. Zimmerman is an art director and production designer. ... Asheville City Hall. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... High tech refers to high technology, technology that is at the cutting-edge and the most advanced currently available. ... Languages Italian, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Corsican, Sardinian, Emiliano-Romagnolo, Ligurian, Lombard, Piedmontese, Venetian, Ladin, Friulian Religions predominantly Roman Catholic      The Italians are a Southern European ethnic group found primarily in Italy and in a wide-ranging diaspora throughout Western Europe, the Americas and Australia. ... Brion-Vega Cemetery, 1968-1978. ...


Regarding exterior design of the Senate area, designer Syd Dutton said director "Stuart Baird wanted us to think about Albert Speer, the architect who did all the conceptual drawings for Hitler. Speer took that national socialist idea to a ridiculous extreme where everything was huge and classical. Stuart Baird is a British film editor, producer, and director who is mainly associated with action films. ... For the son of Albert Speer, also an architect, see Albert Speer (the younger). ... Hitler redirects here. ... Nazism in history Nazi ideology Nazism and race Outside Germany Related subjects Lists Politics Portal         Nazism or National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), refers primarily to the ideology and practices of the Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers Party, German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) under Adolf Hitler. ...


"The Romulans are a people who live in a marshy area. They had little houses on stilts around mudwork. The mudwork became part of this central core and that was where the old part of the city – the Forum and Senate buildings – was located. As the city expanded going away from that, the buildings became bigger and more technological."


Society and government

The Romulan government is very similar to that of the Roman Republic before it became the Roman Empire. The Romulan government consists of at least two parts: This article is about the state which existed from the 6th century BC to the 1st century BC. For the state which existed in the 18th century, see Roman Republic (18th century). ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ...

  1. The Senate is the main governing and legislative body that meets in a large chamber in the capital city on Romulus. The Senate is headed by the Praetor, followed by the Proconsul. The Senate does not sit on the third day of the Romulan week.
  2. The Continuing Committee is composed of nine members. Only the Praetor, who heads the Committee, is guaranteed a seat; others, even the chairman of the Tal Shiar, must compete to be allowed in. The Committee's exact function is unknown, but in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges," the Continuing Committee convened to hear evidence of treason on the part of Senator Kimara Cretak.

It has been implied that Romulans use a caste system. The Romulan contempt for Vulcans, their treatment of other sentient species, such as the Remans, and their need for strict conformity, suggests that Romulan society is racist/speciesist. A legislatureis a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to ratify laws. ... Ordinary Magistrates Extraordinary Magistrates Titles and Honors Emperor Politics and Law Praetor was a title granted by the government of Ancient Rome to men acting in one of two official capacities: the commander of an army, either before it was mustered or more typically in the field, or an elected... For the Miocene ape, see Proconsul (genus) Under the Roman Empire a proconsul was a promagistrate filling the office of a consul. ... In the Star Trek fictional universe, the Tal Shiar is a Romulan intelligence organization, comparable to the KGB. The name possibly refers to the Tal Shaya, or Vulcan death grip (actually an erroneous term) as seen on the original Star Trek series. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges is an episode from the seventh season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... The word Caste is derived from the Portuguese word casta, meaning lineage, breed or race. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Remans are natives of the planet Remus. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota... The relevance of particular information in (or previously in) this article or section is disputed. ...


The Romulan Star Empire once had an empress. A member of the Q Continuum informed Kathryn Janeway that he had considered having a child with the Romulan Empress ("The Q and the Grey"). However, it is unclear when the Romulans possessed this system of government, or how it functioned in relation to the Romulan Senate, or even if they have abandoned the monarchy. Q In the Star Trek fictional universe, the Q are a race of near-omnipotent, near-omniscient god-like beings from a parallel existence called the Q Continuum. ... Kathryn Janeway (Born: May 20, 2332 in Bloomington, Indiana), played by Kate Mulgrew, is a Starfleet officer in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Captain Kathryn Janeway is surprised (to say the least) when Q appears in her quarters one night. ...


The Romulan term for their mythological place of creation is "Vorta Vor."


It is generally accepted canon that Romulan females are equal to males, both having equal ability to rise through the ranks of the military. Notable females include Sela (Tasha Yar's daughter), Caithlin Dar (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier), Donatra (Star Trek Nemesis), Taris, and Toreth (TNG: "Contagion" and "Face of the Enemy", both played by Carolyn Seymour) and the Romulan Commander in the TOS episode "The Enterprise Incident," who is never referred to by name (in Star Trek CCG and some noncanon novels, she is called "Commander Charvanek"). Sela is a fictional character on Star Trek: The Next Generation, the daughter of an alternate timeline version of Tasha Yar and a Romulan official. ... Lieutenant Natasha Yar, played by Denise Crosby, is a Starfleet officer in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Paramount Pictures, 1989; see also 1989 in film) is the fifth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Commander Donatra is an officer in the Romulan starfleet. ... Star Trek Nemesis (2002) is the tenth Star Trek feature film, and the fourth and last film to star the cast from The Next Generation. ... Contagion is a second season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation first broadcast on March 20, 1989. ... Face of the Enemy is a sixth season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... The Star Trek Customizable Card Game is, as the name implies, a collectible card game based on the Star Trek universe. ...


Leadership

Praetors

  • Neral
  • Hiren
  • Shinzon (Human clone, Reman-raised)
  • Tal'Aura

Senators Shinzon is a character in the Star Trek universe. ...

Proconsuls Pardek, a character from the fictional television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, appeared in the episodes Unification I and Unification II as a Romulan senator. ... Vreenak accuses Captain Sisko of attemping to deceive him. ...

  • Merrok
  • Vice Proconsul M'ret
  • Neral

Notable Military Officers Citral or 3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-al or Lemonal C10H16O is a chemical compound and part of the terpene family. ...

  • Ael i-Mhiessan t'Rllaillieu, khre'Riov of the Bloodwing (from Rihannsu books)
  • Commander Tomalak
  • Commander Sela

Rihannsu, the Declared, is the name that Romulans of Star Trek use for themselves in Diane Duanes series of books about them. ... Commander Tomalak (played by Andreas Katsulas) is a fictional character in Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Sela is a fictional character on Star Trek: The Next Generation, the daughter of an alternate timeline version of Tasha Yar and a Romulan official. ...

Military

In Star Trek canon, the Romulan military appears to be a "combined" service, like Starfleet. Its version of "joint chiefs of staffs" is the "High Command" (TNG's "The Defector"), an institution most likely carried over from and modeled on the Vulcan High Command (Star Trek: Enterprise). The Star Trek canon is usually defined as comprising the television series Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, and the ten motion pictures, and excluding everything else. ... In the 22nd century, the Vulcan High Command is apparently a form of military government which controls both the Vulcan space fleet and most of the planet itself. ...


Some Romulan military ranks are recognizable army and navy versions, while others are either carried over from the Vulcan High Command or entirely new. It's possible that army-specific ranks are reserved for the Tal Shiar.


One lowly rank in the Romulan Guard is "uhlan" (TNG's "Unification II"). This actually derives from an in-joke in an early fanzine, Tricorder Readings circa 1970. A fan wrote in explaining who the original Uhlans were, and wisecracked that because regiments of uhlans existed in the armies of many countries, Roman uhlans could be "Rom Uhlans". The joke was probably reprinted in a number of other fanzines. The real meaning of uhlan is "lancer". Polish uhlans from Duchy of Warsaw army Uhlans (in Polish: UÅ‚an also spelled Ulan, German, from Turkish oÄŸlan [1]) were originally Polish light cavalry soldiers armed with lances, sabres, pistols, rifles; later they also served in the Prussian and Austrian armies. ...


The lowest military rank appears to be "sublieutenant." In TNG's "The Defector," Adm. Alidar Jarok initially used the cover name "Sublieutenant Setal", a mere "logistics clerk". The Defector is a 1966 thriller. ...


"Sublieutenant" presupposes the next-higher rank of "lieutenant," but this is speculation because no Romulan character has had that rank.


"Centurion" is the next-highest rank and probably the most common. In TNG's "The Enemy," Centurion Bochra appears to be an ordinary, midlevel officer. However, the nameless Centurion in TOS's "Balance of Terror" seems to be a senior officer who holds sway with his commander, having served on more than 100 campaigns with him.


"Subcommander" may be a holdover rank from the Vulcan High Command (T'Pol initially holds it in Star Trek: Enterprise). It's usually reserved for executive officers on Romulan ships (Tal in TOS's "The Enterprise Incident" and N'Vek in TNG's "Face of the Enemy"), but in rare cases, subcommanders may captain their own Warbirds (Taris in TNG's "Contagion"). In addition, some subcommanders have served in exchange-officer roles (T'Rul in DS9's "The Search, Parts I & II") or as government attaches (Velal in DS9's "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges"). The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ...


"Commander" is the rank usually reserved for individual Warbird COs (Toreth in TNG's "Face of the Enemy," Sirol in "The Pegasus," and Tomalak in "The Enemy" and "The Defector"). However, some commanders have had charge over fleets of Warbirds (the unnamed Commander in TOS's "The Enterprise Incident" and Sela in TNG's "Redemption II").


"Admiral" is the highest naval-style rank and is accorded to sector commanders (Jarok in TNG's "The Defector") or fleet commanders (Mendak in TNG's "Data's Day"). Datas Day is a fourth season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...


Other senior officer ranks, such as major, colonel and general, are army-style and may often be reserved for members of the Tal Shiar. Deanna Troi impersonated "Major Rakal" in TNG's "Face of the Enemy" and served as a kind of "political officer." A Founder impersonated "Colonel Lovok" in DS9's "The Die Is Cast" and commanded a fleet of Warbirds.


The two Romulan generals mentioned in Star Trek canon may or may not have been Tal Shiar operatives. Velal, elevated from subcommander to general as of DS9's "When It Rains …" and "The Dogs of War", probably wasn't. However, it's possible that the unnamed Romulan general who rescued Tasha Yar and fathered Sela (TNG's "Redemption II") was with the Tal Shiar.


Homeworld

Romulus and Remus

Romulus (top) and Remus (bottom) from orbit
Class Class M planet
Quadrant Beta
First episode appearance Balance of Terror
Major episode appearances Unification
The Defector
Affiliation Romulan Star Empire

Romulus and Remus are the twin Romulan homeworlds. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Planet Classification System is a system developed by the Federation to categorize planets by many factors, such as atmospheric composition, age, surface temperature, size, and presence of life. ... The Class M planet Earth. ... Balance of Terror, written by Paul Schneider and directed by Vincent McEveety, is a first-season episode of the original Star Trek series that first aired on December 15, 1966. ... Unification is the title of a two-part Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, from the fifth season. ... The Defector is a third season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation first broadcast on January 1, 1990. ... Introduction The Romulans, a fictional race in the Star Trek universe, are descended from Vulcans and are characterized as being deceitful, cunning, and treacherous. ...


Romulus apparently had no sentient species until a proto-Vulcan splinter group colonized it around 400 AD. These proto-Vulcans over time became the Romulans. A sapient species called the Remans developed on Remus and was conquered by the Romulans later becoming a lower class in Romulan society (although it is unknown whether Remans are truly native to their world, or are simply mutated Vulcanoids). For the Vulcan homeworld, see Vulcan (Star Trek planet). ... Events First invasion of Italy by Alaric (probable date). ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Remans are natives of the planet Remus. ...


The original colonization group of Vulcans came to this system after they fled their homeworld in rebellion against the philosophy of peace and logic proposed by Surak. As Mr. Spock would later point out, if the Romulans retained the passions and expansionist outlook that the pre-Surak Vulcans once had, it would make them an extremely dangerous race. Surak is a fictional character of the Star Trek universe. ... Spock, commonly called Mr. ...


Romulus

The Romulan government resembles the Roman Republic before it became the Roman Empire. The Romulan government consists of several parts: the Romulan Senate, the main governing and legislative body in a large chamber on Romulus. The Senate is headed by the Praetor, followed by the Proconsul. The Senate does not sit on the third day of the Romulan week. The Romulan Senate also has the Continuing Committee, which is composed of senators and the chairman of the Tal Shiar and confirms the new praetor. This article is about the state which existed from the 6th century BC to the 1st century BC. For the state which existed in the 18th century, see Roman Republic (18th century). ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... For the band, see Senate (band). ... Ordinary Magistrates Extraordinary Magistrates Titles and Honors Emperor Politics and Law Praetor was a title granted by the government of Ancient Rome to men acting in one of two official capacities: the commander of an army, either before it was mustered or more typically in the field, or an elected... For the Miocene ape, see Proconsul (genus) Under the Roman Empire a proconsul was a promagistrate filling the office of a consul. ... In the Star Trek fictional universe, the Tal Shiar is a Romulan intelligence organization, comparable to the KGB. The name possibly refers to the Tal Shaya, or Vulcan death grip (actually an erroneous term) as seen on the original Star Trek series. ...


The Romulan military and government also have positions very similar to those of the Roman Republic: Proconsul, Praetor, Senator. (See this article under the heading "Roman Republic" for more on these offices.) This article is about the state which existed from the 6th century BC to the 1st century BC. For the state which existed in the 18th century, see Roman Republic (18th century). ...


In the non-canon Pocket Books novels by Diane Duane, the Romulan name for the planet is ch'Rihan, hence the self-name for the people is Rihannsu. Pocket Books is the name of a subdivision of Simon & Schuster publishers. ... Diane Duane (b. ...


Remus

Remus was first mentioned in the dialogue of original series episode, "Balance of Terror", the first episode to feature the Romulans. Although, the star map that accompanied Spock's overview of Romulan space did not include Remus but a nearby planet or system instead, named Romii. This is often interpreted as an alternate name for Remus: Rom II, or Romulus II.[citation needed] Remus' inhabitants, however, were not revealed until the 2002 feature film, Star Trek Nemesis. The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... Balance of Terror is a first season episode of the Star Trek: The Original Series. ... Star Trek Nemesis (2002) is the tenth Star Trek feature film, and the fourth and last film to star the cast from The Next Generation. ...



The planet's natives are the Remans, who were subjugated ever since the Romulans staked their claim and set up their new homeworld in the system. Because the planet is tidally locked to its sun, one side of the planet is in constant darkness. Living on this dark side, the Remans are extremely sensitive to light. (The form of tidal locking cannot actually occur in the twin-planet arrangement in which Romulus and Remus are described.) In the fictional Star Trek universe, Remans are natives of the planet Remus. ... Tidal locking makes one side of an astronomical body always face another, like the Moon facing the Earth. ...


The Remans were treated as second class citizens within the Romulan Star Empire. Remus is the prime planet of dilithium mining and as such many Remans are forced into slave labor. It has been suggested that Trilithium be merged into this article or section. ...


Much about Remus remains a mystery, including the source of its humanoid population: there is no onscreen proof, one way or the other, to suggest whether Remans come from Remus itself or are mutated descendants of the original Vulcan colonists. Hope for a more cooperative future between the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire was strengthened after Shinzon's fall. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Shinzon is a character in the Star Trek universe. ...


In the non-canon Pocket Books novels by Diane Duane, the Romulan name for the planet is ch'Havran. Pocket Books is the name of a subdivision of Simon & Schuster publishers. ... Diane Duane (b. ...


Remus in the Alternate Star Fleet Universe

In the alternate Star Fleet Universe, Remus is a more naturally inhabitable planet in a neighbouring star system to Romulus, populated by Romulans (no distinct Reman sentient species seems to exist). During the General War, during Operation Remus, launched by the Alliance in Y181, the Reman system defences and military installations were destroyed by a raiding Alliance fleet, but the disastrous crash of the Federation capital ship MacArthur onto the capital city on the planet resulted in its nuclear reactors detonating and causing planet-wide devastation, reducing Remus to a state of nuclear winter for three years. Incensed Reman officers on board pursuing Romulan ships ferociously attacked the retreating Alliance ships, nearly annihilating them. The Star Fleet Universe is the variant of the Star Trek fictional universe as detailed in the series of tactical and strategic interstellar wargames from Amarillo Design Bureau Inc. ... In the fictional Star Fleet Universe as represented in the range of games from Amarillo Design Bureau as well as the first two Star Fleet Command games (and the Orion Pirates stand-alone addon for Starfleet Command II) from Taldren, the General War was an 18-year conflict waged between...


Technology

Romulans are noted for their use of disruptor weapons, photon torpedoes, plasma torpedoes, and their signature cloaking technology, as well as having ships that are powered by artificial singularities (due to the nature of these engines, once activated, there is no way to shut them down). In the 22nd Century, they displayed advanced holotechnology and telepresence. // The Star Trek fictional universe contains a very large number of weapons. ... A Klingon Bird of Prey from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country fires while using a cloaking device In several science fiction universes, a cloaking device is an advanced stealth system which causes a spaceship or individual to be invisible and extremely difficult to detect with normal sensors. ... A gravitational singularity (sometimes spacetime singularity) is, approximately, a place where quantities which are used to measure the gravitational field become infinite. ... This article is about the photographic technique. ... Telepresence refers to a set of technologies which allow a person to feel as if they were present, to give the appearance that they were present, or to have an effect, at a location other than their true location. ...


They are well-known and feared for their extensive use of the Plasma Torpedo. This weapon uses super-charged plasma to annihilate the hulls of adversary ships. The Plasma Torpedo has the highest damage to charge ratio of the Alpha Quadrant powers. However, it also has a huge power drain on a Romulan vessel, requiring the ship to de-cloak first before firing. Also, the Plasma Torpedo has a limited range, requiring the ship to be in close proximity to its target.


History

Origins

The Romulan subspecies began as a splinter group of Vulcans who called themselves "those who march beneath the Raptor's wings" and refused to accept the Vulcan philosopher Surak's teachings of complete suppression of emotions. Around 400 AD, the dissident group split off from Vulcan society and began the long journey to the planet Romulus. At some point, whether before or after reaching Romulus is unclear, dissidents developed among the Romulans themselves, and a faction of Romulans established a civilization later known as the Debrune.[1] Surak is a fictional character of the Star Trek universe. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Romulus and Remus are the twin Romulan homeworlds. ... The Debrune civilization was an ancient offshoot of the Vulcans which would later move on to Romulus and found the Romulan Star Empire. ...


22nd century

The goal of the Romulan Star Empire was conquest. When Senator Valdore questioned this policy, he was dismissed from the senate (although he later joined the military, and rose quickly through the ranks, becoming Admiral by 2154).


In 2152, Humans made first contact with the Romulans when the Enterprise NX-01 encountered a Romulan-laid minefield. Communication was via audio only. The Romulans saw that Humans fostered a spirit of cooperation among the long-belligerent Vulcans, Andorians and Tellarites. Realizing that this would bring solidarity to the region and an obstacle to conquest, the Senate took steps to turn these species against each other. This article is about modern humans. ... First contact is a term used to describe a first meeting of two previously unknown cultures. ... The Enterprise (NX-01) is a starship in the Star Trek fictional universe commanded by Captain Jonathan Archer. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Andorians are a species of humanoids native to the icy moon Andoria, which orbits the ringed gas giant Andor, described in Star Trek: Enterprise as being in the Procyon System. ... Tellarites are a fictional species from the planet Tellar from the Star Trek television show. ...


In 2154, Romulans conspired with V'Las, head of the Vulcan High Command, to invade Andoria. V'Las' Romulan contact had the stated agenda of reunification with the Vulcans. In the 22nd century, the Vulcan High Command is apparently a form of military government which controls both the Vulcan space fleet and most of the planet itself. ...


A few months later, the Empire sent prototype holoships remote-controlled from Romulus to disrupt a peace conference between Andorians and Tellarites. The Romulans piloted the ships using an abducted Aenar; however, their scheme was thwarted by the combined efforts of the Humans, Vulcans, Andorians, and Tellarites, led by the Enterprise. This enraged the Romulans, who vowed revenge upon humanity. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


About 2156, the Earth-Romulan War began. Starfleet did not have many ships. For reasons not explained, Starfleet and the Romulan fleet both used nuclear weapons during the hostilities. These were still in the Romulan inventory a century later. The Romulan ships during the war were seen with birds-of-prey painted on them.


It has also been noted that no visual communication took place between the Humans and Romulans at that time. The war only ended after both sides had fought to the point of exhaustion, and realized that conflict would result in mutual destruction. It has been implied that the Earth-Romulan War reached Earth, heavily damaging it: two centuries later, it was remarked that Earth had not been subjected to the horrors of total war since the date of the Romulan Wars. Though the war ended in a stalemate, it closed with the Battle of Cheron, which was a decisive Earth victory. Total war is a military conflict in which nations mobilize all available resources in order to destroy another nations ability to engage in war. ...


In 2160, the Romulans and the humans signed a treaty ending the war and establishing a neutral zone one light year wide between their territories. The treaty was negotiated via subspace radio, again with no visual contact. In 2161, humans, along with Vulcans and several other species, founded the United Federation of Planets, which continued this wary peace. In the fictional Star Trek universe, a neutral zone is a sort of buffer zone between the territories of two different powers. ... A light-year or lightyear (symbol: ly) is a unit of measurement of length, specifically the distance light travels in vacuum in one year. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Past Tense, Part One," after Earth's history was inadvertently altered so that the Federation was never formed, the Romulans had established a presence in the Alpha Centauri system by the 24th century. Since Alpha Centauri is the star system closest to Earth, it indicates that, in the altered timeline, the Romulans invaded Earth's stellar region, despite not even being prompted by Earth's role in the encouragement of interplanetary cooperation. Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... Alpha Centauri (α Cen / α Centauri, also known as Rigil Kentaurus), is the brightest star system in the southern constellation of Centaurus. ...


23rd century

Using a cloaked ship, the Romulans broke the treaty of 2160 by attacking several Federation outposts, circa stardate 1709.21, in the year 2266 ("Balance of Terror"). In response, the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 tracked down the cloaked Romulan ship and destroyed it. This was also the first time Humans saw what the Romulans looked like physically, and Spock surmised a common ancestry. A Klingon Bird of Prey from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country fires while using a cloaking device In several science fiction universes, a cloaking device is an advanced stealth system which causes a spaceship or individual to be invisible and extremely difficult to detect with normal sensors. ... Balance of Terror, written by Paul Schneider and directed by Vincent McEveety, is a first-season episode of the original Star Trek series that first aired on December 15, 1966. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), a Constitution class starship In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701 was a Constitution class ship that is theorized to have been commissioned in 2245, though this has yet to be acknowledged in canon. ...


In 2267, it is thought that the Romulans entered a treaty with the Klingon Empire: in exchange for cloaking technology, the Romulans received D7-class battlecruisers, which were upgraded into extremely deadly war machines (the script of "The Enterprise Incident" called for a Romulan ship to appear, but the original model was not available; rather than go to the expense of building a new one, the Klingon D7 model was substituted). Spock mentioned intelligence about this treaty when the Klingon ship appeared on the viewscreen, at the outset of "The Enterprise Incident." The Romulan commander further implies the common ancestry when she confronts Kirk about violation of Romulan space. The events of 2154 suggest the Vulcans withheld from Humans their prior knowledge of Romulan kinship with Vulcans. This article is about the fictional race. ... Klingon starships are fictional spacecraft that appear in the television and film installments of the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... The Enterprise Incident is a third season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, first broadcast September 27, 1968 and repeated December 27, 1968. ...


In 2272, Klingon forces led by Kor had a victory over some Romulan opponents in the Battle of Klach D'Kel Brakt. Kor (Qor in Klingon) is a character from the fictional Star Trek universe. ... In the Star Trek fictional universe, the Briar Patch is a nebula in sector 441 in Star Trek: Insurrection. ...


In 2293, the Romulan ambassador to the Federation, Nanclus, took part in a conspiracy to sabotage peace talks between the Klingons and the Federation. The attempt was unsuccessful, and Nanclus was arrested on Khitomer, along with several other conspirators. During the Khitomer conference, the Romulans signed a treaty with the Federation and the Klingons. Notably, Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan sat with his Romulan cousins during the conference, indicating a dialogue, or at least a display of goodwill between the two nations. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Khitomer (QItomer in Klingon) is a planet on the Klingon side of their border with the Romulan Star Empire, where historic peace talks (known as the Khitomer Accords) occurred between the two empires and the Federation in 2293. ... In the Star Trek universe, the Khitomer Accords comprised a treaty set down between the Klingon Empire, the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Empire signed on the planet Khitomer in the year 2293. ... Sarek is a Vulcan character in the Star Trek fictional universe. ...


24th century

Isolation

In 2311, the Romulans attacked the Federation, costing thousands of lives, in an event that would later be termed the Tomed Incident. The details of the Tomed Incident are never revealed canonically, but it is referred to by Enterprise crew members in the "Next Generation" episode "The Neutral Zone" as "disastrous"; it resulted (possibly indirectly) in a long-term isolationist period for the Romulan Star Empire. Following some brief skirmishes the Romulans and the Federation signed a new Treaty of Algeron, which reaffirmed the Neutral Zone and prohibited the Federation from developing cloaking technology. Introduction The Romulans, a fictional race in the Star Trek universe, are descended from Vulcans and are characterized as being deceitful, cunning, and treacherous. ... The Treaty of Algeron is an agreement referred to in Star Trek: The Next Generation between the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire. ...


For the next fifty years, the Neutral Zone was quiet. There was no direct contact between the Federation and the Empire, nor were there any further Romulan incursions.


In 2344, four Romulan Warbirds attacked the Klingon outpost at Narendra III. The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C) responded to the outpost's distress call and engaged the Romulan ships, but was defeated and taken with its survivors (among them a version of Lieutenant Tasha Yar from the future of an alternate timeline) back to Romulan territory. Rumors circulated in the Federation that the Enterprise's broken hull was displayed on Romulus, to boost the morale of Romulan fleet academy students. The Klingons considered this action dishonorable, in contrast to the honor they saw in the Starfleet ship's attempt to defend Narendra III. As a result, relations strengthened between the Klingon Empire and the Federation. A Klingon outpost planet that was attacked by a squadron of Romulan warbirds in the year 2344. ... USS Enterprise (NCC 1701-C) In the fictional Star Trek universe, the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C was the fifth Federation Starship Enterprise to carry that name. ... Lieutenant Natasha Yar, played by Denise Crosby, is a Starfleet officer in the fictional Star Trek universe. ...


Also circa 2344 the Romulans covertly assisted by a Klingon traitor, Ja'rod, attacked another Klingon planet, Khitomer and killed or captured all but two of the planet's population. These incursions led to a Romulan-Klingon war around the 2350s. In the Star Trek saga, Jarod was a Klingon male who was the leader of the House of Duras in the early 24th century. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Khitomer (QItomer in Klingon) is a planet on the Klingon side of their border with the Romulan Star Empire, where historic peace talks (known as the Khitomer Accords) occurred between the two empires and the Federation in 2293. ...


Circa stardate 41986.0 (December 26, 2364), the Romulan Star Empire ended its five decades of isolation when the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) intercepted a Romulan warbird. Several Romulan outposts had been destroyed by a then unknown force (later revealed to be the Borg). The Romulans opened communications to see if they could glean the information from the Federation, who had suffered similar losses. The Romulan Commander Tebok then explained that the Romulans had decided to concentrate on their own internal affairs for the past fifty years and said "We are back," indicating that Romulans would again be active in galactic affairs. is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... (Redirected from 2364) (23rd century - 24th century - 25th century - more centuries) The 24th century (Gregorian Calendar) comprises the years 2301-2400. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (or Enterprise-D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century starship in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. ... The Borg are a race of cyborgs in the fictional Star Trek universe, first introduced in the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series. ...


Attempted conquests

In 2366, the Romulans attempted to trick the Enterprise-D into crossing the Neutral Zone, where two Romulan Warbirds were waiting to destroy it. Captain Jean-Luc Picard, however, was assisted by three Klingon Birds of Prey; the Romulans, evenly matched, decided that the price of the Enterprise's destruction was too high and retreated ("The Defector"). This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Jean-Luc Picard is a fictional Star Trek character portrayed by Patrick Stewart. ... The Defector is a third season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation first broadcast on January 1, 1990. ...


In 2367, the Romulans brainwashed Commander Geordi La Forge of the USS Enterprise in an attempt to incite a Federation-Klingon war, but the plan was exposed and failed. ("The Mind's Eye") Geordi La Forge is a regular character in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, played by LeVar Burton. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (or Enterprise-D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century starship in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. ... The Minds Eye is the 98th episode in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...


Later in 2367, during the Klingon Civil War, the Romulans secretly backed the House of Duras. Captain Picard, suspecting this, convinced pro-Federation leader Gowron to attack Duras' forces in order to draw Romulan reinforcements out of hiding; when the Romulans attempted to enter the fray, they were revealed by a Federation tachyon blockade, and the Duras family, exposed as traitors, lost all support. ("Redemption, Part 2") In the Star Trek fictional universe, the Klingon Civil War was the culmination of the power struggle between Gowron and the House of Duras, which continued even after Duras himself was killed at the hands of Lieutenant Worf in 2367. ... In Star Trek, Duras was a formerly important House in the Klingon Empire, once holding seats on the High Council. ... Gowron is a fictional character of the Star Trek universe. ... A tachyon (from the Greek (takhús), meaning swift, fast) is any hypothetical particle that travels at superluminal velocity. ... Redemption is the name of a two-part Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. ...


Circa stardate 44995.3 (December 28, 2367), the Vulcan Ambassador Spock was discovered on Romulus, working with an underground movement for the reunification of the divided races. The Romulans saw this as a chance to conquer the Vulcans and sent a fleet of ships toward Vulcan, but their intent was discovered and the fleet destroyed by the Romulans themselves. Spock elected to remain underground on Romulus to teach the Vulcan heritage to those who might listen. These efforts facilitated the defection of Vice Proconsul M'Ret to the Federation. ("Unification", "Face of the Enemy") is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 24th century (Gregorian Calendar) comprises the years 2301-2400. ... This article is about the Star Trek character. ... Unification is the title of a two-part Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, from the fifth season. ... Face of the Enemy is a sixth season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...


Sometime in 2374, a 27 member Tal Shiar team commanded by Commander Rekar hijacked the USS Prometheus, an advanced prototype starship to be analyzed by the Tal Shiar. Two Emergency Medical Holograms, one from the USS Voyager, overthrew the Tal Shiar crew and the ship returned to Federation hands. In the Star Trek fictional universe, the Tal Shiar is a Romulan intelligence organization, comparable to the KGB. The name possibly refers to the Tal Shaya, or Vulcan death grip (actually an erroneous term) as seen on the original Star Trek series. ... The USS Prometheus is a fictional starship in the science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager, appearing in the episode Message in a Bottle. The USS Prometheus is the only named ship of its class. ... One of the fictional ships called the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek, one of the most famous fictional starships. ... In the Star Trek fictional universe, the Emergency Medical Hologram or EMH (full name: EMH Program AK-1 Diagnostic and Surgical Subroutine Omega-323) is a holographic program intended to support or replace medical personnel aboard a Starfleet vessel or installation in case of emergency. ... The USS Voyager (NCC-74656) is an Intrepid class starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. ...


Dominion War

In the brief period before the war's outbreak, the Federation obtained a Romulan cloaking device (2371), under the condition that it be used exclusively in the Gamma Quadrant against the emerging threat of the Jem'Hadar and the Dominion and in return, Starfleet would forward all information regarding the Dominion immediately to the Romulans. ("The Search") USS Sitak (bottom left) and USS Majestic (center) are destroyed during Operation Return, one of the hard-won victories by the Federation Alliance. ... A Klingon Bird of Prey from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country fires while using a cloaking device In several science fiction universes, a cloaking device is an advanced stealth system which causes a spaceship or individual to be invisible and extremely difficult to detect with normal sensors. ... In the fictional Star Trek series, the Milky Way Galaxy is divided into four quadrants, which are further subdivided into sectors. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the JemHadar are the shock troops of the powerful Dominion located in the Gamma Quadrant. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Dominion is a ruthless and militaristic Gamma Quadrant state, consisting of many different races, with ultimate power held by the xenophobic Changelings. ... The Search is the title of a two-part Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, from the third season. ...


Several months later the Romulan Tal Shiar intelligence agency and their Cardassian counterparts, the Obsidian Order, launched a preemptive strike against the Dominion; their entire fleet of approximately 10 Warbirds and 10 Keldon class Cardassian vessels, however, was destroyed, and it was revealed that the Tal Shiar officer leading the attack was actually a Dominion agent. ("The Die Is Cast") This article is about the Star Trek universe. ... Obsidian Order insignia The Obsidian Order is a Cardassian secret police organization in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Changelings are an alien race from the Star Trek universe. ...


The Romulan Empire signed a non-aggression treaty with the Dominion, which had gained a foothold in the Alpha Quadrant in Cardassian space shortly before the Dominion War broke loose. A non-aggression pact is an international treaty between two or more states, agreeing to avoid war or armed conflict between them even if they find themselves fighting third countries, or even if one is fighting allies of the other. ...


Circa stardate 51721.3 (September 20, 2374), Starfleet Captain Benjamin Sisko and Elim Garak tried to trick the Romulans into joining the war against the Dominion by faking recordings of a Dominion strategy meeting discussing the plan to conquer the Romulans along with the Klingons and Federation. They showed them to a high-ranking Romulan senator, Vreenak, who had negotiated the Romulan non-aggression treaty with the Dominion and was vice-chairman of the Tal Shiar, secretary of the War Plans Council, and one of Proconsul Neral's most trusted advisors. Vreenak discovered the deception and attempted to leave to inform his government, but died in his shuttle sabotaged by Garak. When the Romulans examined the wreckage, they discovered the recordings; assuming the incriminating defects to have been caused by the explosion, the Romulan Star Empire entered the war against the Dominion, joining the Klingon-Federation alliance. ("In the Pale Moonlight") Benjamin Lafayette Sisko, played by Avery Brooks, is the main character of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Garak redirects here. ... Captain Sisko and Garak scheme against the Dominion. ...


In 2375, after Proconsul Neral became praetor, the Romulans established a presence on Deep Space Nine and secretly began stockpiling weapons on a Bajoran moon. However, Bajoran Colonel Kira Nerys, with the assistance of Starfleet Admiral William Ross, forced the Romulans to back down and remove their weapons. ("Shadows and Symbols") This article is about the space station, for the Television show of the same name, see Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Bajor (IPA: /bedʒoɹ/ or /beʒoɹ/) is the homeworld of the Bajorans. ... Kira Nerys, played by Nana Visitor, is a main character in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Shadows and Symbols is a seventh season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine first broadcast on October 7, 1998. ...


The rogue Federation agency, Section 31, had an agent in the Tal Shiar to safeguard Federation interests feeling that after the Dominion War, the Federation and the Romulan Star Empire would be the only two powers left in the region and would go to war. Section 31 is the unofficial designation of a rogue and officially nonexistent intelligence and defense organization resembling secret police or a black-ops organization in the Star Trek fictional universe. ...


Later that year, the allied fleet broke through Dominion lines and headed for the Dominion high command on Cardassia Prime. The fight went badly, however, until a Cardassian uprising headed by the former leader Damar turned the Cardassian fleet against the Dominion. After this, the Dominion was defeated and the devastating Dominion War ended. ("What You Leave Behind") In the fictional series, Star Trek, Cardassia Prime is the main planet in the Cardassian Empire. ... Damar can refer to: Damar Island, an island of Indonesia, part of the Barat Daya Islands Damar, Kansas, United States Corat Damar, a character in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... What You Leave Behind is the final episode of the television show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ...


Reman coup

Circa stardate 56844.9 (November 4, 2379), the Romulan Senate was briefly overthrown in a Reman uprising led by Shinzon. After the senior Romulan leadership was assassinated in the Romulan Senate, the Remans took over the Senate and Shinzon became Praetor; he was, however, dispatched by Captain Jean-Luc Picard shortly afterwards. is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 24th century (Gregorian Calendar) comprises the years 2301-2400. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Remans are natives of the planet Remus. ... Shinzon is a character in the Star Trek universe. ... Jean-Luc Picard is a fictional Star Trek character portrayed by Patrick Stewart. ...


Relations between the Romulan Star Empire and the United Federation of Planets improved somewhat as a result of Picard's assistance (Star Trek Nemesis). Whether this improvment in relations continues remains to be seen. Star Trek Nemesis (2002) is the tenth Star Trek feature film, and the fourth and last film to star the cast from The Next Generation. ...


Romulan Star Empire

The empire's exact size has never been declared. Star Trek writer/producer Ronald D. Moore has indicated that it is larger than the Klingon Empire but smaller than the Federation. However, in the Voyager computer game, Elite Force, the Romulan Star Empire is approximately two-thirds larger than the Klingon Empire, and is well over five times as large as the Federation, considering the Romulans' expansive nature. In the Star Trek Atlas, the Romulan Star Empire is about 1/3 the size of the Klingon Empire and surrounded by the Federation. Their territory has a circular shape with a small tail shape extension heading to the Delta Quadrant. For other persons named Ronald Moore, see Ronald Moore (disambiguation). ... Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force is a first-person shooter computer game made by Raven Software and published by Activision in 2000. ...


Books

Diane Duane has written a series of novels about the genesis and culture of the Romulans, developing a Romulan language in them and introducing the name Rihannsu, which her Romulans use for themselves. The Rihannsu series consists of My Enemy, My Ally; The Romulan Way; Swordhunt; Honor Blade; and The Empty Chair. Diane Duane (b. ... Rihannsu, the Declared, is the name that Romulans of Star Trek use for themselves in Diane Duanes series of books about them. ...


Romulans in the Mirror Universe

The Romulans did not appear on screen in the Mirror Universe. The mirror Benjamin Sisko was said to have recruited them to help the Terran rebellion. In the Star Trek television series, the Mirror Universe is an alternate reality. ... Benjamin Lafayette Sisko, played by Avery Brooks, is the main character of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ...


In Diane Duane's novel of the mirror universe Dark Mirror, the Romulans were all but exterminated by the Terrans about the same time as the Earth-Romulan war in our universe; the Terrans had acquired the Romulan weapons and improved them immensely, reducing Remus to rubble. The Romulan people subsequently chose mass suicide rather than become slaves of the Terran Empire. Diane Duane (b. ... Dark Mirror may refer to: Dark Mirror (Star Trek novel) Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, a 2006 PlayStation Portable video game. ... Mass suicide occurs when a number of people kill themselves together with one another or for the same reason and is usually connected to a real or perceived persecution. ... For the Hero Games setting, see Star Hero. ...


In the March 2007 novel Obsidian Alliances, the mirror Romulans gained many Terran slaves when the Terran Empire fell, including M'k'n'zy of Calhoun (hero of Star Trek: New Frontier). The Star Trek franchise has produced a large number of novels, comic books, video games, and other materials, which are generally considered non-canon. ... MKNZy of Calhoun or Mackenzie Calhoun Captain Mackenzie Calhoun. ... Star Trek: New Frontier is a Star Trek novel series created by Peter David. ...


Romulans in the Alternate Star Fleet Universe

This information below originates from the board game Star Fleet Battles, as well as related game systems such as Prime Directive and Federation and Empire. The Star Fleet Universe is the variant of the Star Trek fictional universe as detailed in the series of tactical and strategic interstellar wargames from Amarillo Design Bureau Inc. ... Star Fleet Battles is a tactical strategy board game set in the Star Fleet Universe originally created in 1979 by Stephen V. Cole; it has since been updated many times. ... Prime Directive is a role-playing game set in the Star Trek-derived Star Fleet Universe. ... Federation and Empire is a strategic-level wargame set in the Star Fleet Universe, published by Amarillo Design Bureau Inc. ...


In the alternate (non-canon) Star Fleet Universe, the Romulans had a long-standing rivalry with the Gorn Confederation but the old series Romulan ships were no match against the advanced Gorn warships. (Indeed, Klingon Empire had launched devastating raids against Romulan frontier bases and squadrons, leaving no survivors, and was planning a full-scale invasion. However, the Tholians arrived in the region of Klingon space where the invasion was being prepared, unwittingly saving the Star Empire from likely conquest. The Klingons kept these events a secret from the Romulans for a long time.) The post-Smarba KR (old Klingon vessels sold to the Romulans and converted to Romulan technology) and new series fleets, along with the extensively refitted older vessels, were far more dangerous. After the Klingon Ambassador Thad Vak Kaleen persuaded the Romulans to enter the General War, sweetening the deal with a C9-series Klingon dreadnought, they joined the Coalition on the Day of the Eagle, January 4 Y173, by invading the already-besieged Federation. They were eventually driven back to their own borders despite significant advances into Federation space, and suffered a devastating nuclear winter on Remus. The Star Trek canon is usually defined as comprising the television series Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, and the ten motion pictures, and excluding everything else. ... The Star Fleet Universe is the variant of the Star Trek fictional universe as detailed in the series of tactical and strategic interstellar wargames from Amarillo Design Bureau Inc. ... Tholians are a starfaring and extremely territorial race in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... In the fictional Star Fleet Universe as represented in the range of games from Amarillo Design Bureau as well as the first two Star Fleet Command games (and the Orion Pirates stand-alone addon for Starfleet Command II) from Taldren, the General War was an 18-year conflict waged between... HMS Audacious, a British super-dreadnought launched in 1912 A dreadnought was a battleship of the early 20th century, of a type modelled after the revolutionary HMS Dreadnought of 1906. ... Nuclear winter is a hypothetical global climate condition that is predicted to be a possible outcome of a large-scale nuclear war. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Romulus and Remus are the twin Romulan homeworlds. ...


After the General War, the Romulan empire erupted in civil war, had their border stations destroyed by the Interstellar Concordium in the course of the ISC War of Pacification and subsequently aided in resisting the Andromedan invasion of the galaxy from Y188 to Y205. In the fictional Star Fleet Universe, the Andromedan invasion of the Milky Way galaxy was launched in Y188, having built up their logistical network and carried out several raids up to this point. ...


Star Fleet Universe Romulans of the early period of the SFU were reliant on older series vessels converted to carry primitive non-Tactical Warp engines, powered by fusion 'impulse' drives. While other races developed antimatter-based Tactical Warp engines, which allowed them to fight at warp and provide more power for their systems, the Romulans were left behind, as much due to political infighting as to Gorn sabotage. (This is the SFU explanation for the 'sublight' Romulan vessel seen in "Balance of Terror": in the SFU, sublight engines are a common term for NTW engines, as they only allow a starship to fight at slower-than-light speeds.) Eventually, The Treaty of Smarba with the Klingon Empire in Y159 supplied the Romulans with advanced warp engines and a number of mothballed Klingon vessels. These were refitted with Romulan weaponry and cloaking devices (as seen in "The Enterprise Incident"). This technology allowed the Romulans to develop a new series of vessels which proved to cause significant headaches to the enemies of the Star Empire in the General War. // [edit] Game Developer WARP is a now-defunct video game developer. ...


Connection to Roman Mythology

Many of the terms used in relation to the Romulans are derived from Roman mythology and government. Romulus and Remus are the two brothers who created the city of Rome. Vulcan is the Roman god of fire and destruction. The proconsul and praetor were government officials during the Roman Republic and the Roman Senate was its governing body. A head of Minerva found in the ruins of the Roman baths in Bath Roman mythology, the mythological beliefs of the people of Ancient Rome, can be considered as having two parts. ... This page describes the ancient heroes who founded the city of Rome. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... The Forge of Vulcan by Diego Velasquez, (1630). ... For the Miocene ape, see Proconsul (genus) Under the Roman Empire a proconsul was a promagistrate filling the office of a consul. ... Ordinary Magistrates Extraordinary Magistrates Titles and Honors Emperor Politics and Law Praetor was a title granted by the government of Ancient Rome to men acting in one of two official capacities: the commander of an army, either before it was mustered or more typically in the field, or an elected... This article is about the state which existed from the 6th century BC to the 1st century BC. For the state which existed in the 18th century, see Roman Republic (18th century). ... The Roman Senate (Latin: Senatus) was the main governing council of both the Roman Republic, which started in 509 BC, and the Roman Empire. ...


In TOS episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?" it is revealed that the classical Greek and Roman gods were actually a race of advanced beings who had visited Earth thousands of years ago. It has been postulated that the same beings had visited other worlds as well – such as Vulcan, and/or Romulus. While not canonical, the theory did at one time appear on the Star Trek web site, and would explain the connection between the Romulans and Roman mythology, as well as the institutions of Roman government. Who Mourns for Adonais? is a second season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. ... For the Vulcan homeworld, see Vulcan (Star Trek planet). ...


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The Romulans, a fictional race in the Star Trek universe, are descended from Vulcans and are characterized as being passionate, cunning, and opportunistic.
The Romulan Star Empire was once ruled by an Empress: a member of the Q Continuum informed Kathryn Janeway he had considered having a child with a Romulan Empress ('The Q and the Grey').
After the General War, the Romulan empire erupted in Civil War, had their border stations destroyed by the Interstellar Concordium in the course of the ISC War of Pacification and subsequently aided in resisting the Andromedan_invasion of the galaxy from Y188 to Y205.
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In 2371 the Federation obtained a Romulan cloaking device, under the condition that it be used exclusively in the Gamma Quadrant against the emerging threat of the Jem'Hadar and the Dominion.
Several months later the Romulan Tal Shiar intelligence agency and their Cardassian counterparts, the Obsidian Order, launched a preemptive strike against the Dominion; their entire fleet of 20 Warbirds and 20 Kelvan class Cardassian vessels, however, was destroyed, and it was revealed that the Tal Shiar officer leading the attack was actually a Dominion agent.
In 2379 the Romulan Senate was briefly overthrown in a Reman uprising led by Shinzon.
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