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Romulan

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Romulan RepublicRomulan

Tiaru Jarok.png
Tiaru Jarok, Commander of the Republic Flagship

Status:
Playable Species
Location:
Beta Quadrant
Planet of Origin:
Vulcan
Related Species:
Reman, Vulcan
Playability:
Playable captains with Romulan Republic faction.
Bridge officers available to all factions.
Unique Traits:
Subterfuge icon.png Romulan Operative icon.png Physical Strength icon.png

Romulans are an offspring species of the Vulcans that emigrated to the planet Romulus ca. 2000 years ago. Romulans are extremely talented at subterfuge, making their use of cloaking devices unparalleled and their damage bonus from de-cloaking higher than that of other species. Additionally, Romulans' Vulcan heritage is reflected in their immense physical strength, making them powerful melee combatants. After a failed coup d'état in 2379 and the destruction of Romulus in 2387, different factions formed among the surviving Romulans.

As of 2410, two major Romulan factions exist:

  1. Faction Romulan Republic.png The Romulan Republic, led by the reunificationist Proconsul D'Tan, is a playable faction based on New Romulus, or "Mol'Rihan". The Republic cooperates with the Reman Resistance and is supported by the United Federation of Planets as well as the Klingon Empire.
  2. Faction Romulan Star Empire.png The Romulan Star Empire (or, as its detractors might say, what's left of the Empire), with its capital Rihan on Rator III. It is controlled by the oppressive Tal Shiar and, until recently, was ruled by Empress Sela, who had also enlisted the help of Hirogen Hunters and Cardassians of the True Way to strengthen her rule. Moreover, the Star Empire cooperates with the mysterious Elachi and is rumored to be secretly influenced by the Iconians.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Romulan society has been secretive and xenophobic for much of its history. Romulan intellectuals thrive on deceit and subterfuge, and they favor more of a cunning approach to battle rather than sheer brute force, and this is reflected in the Romulan's long history with cloaking technology. The Romulan Republic was founded to create a more open society, but it is unclear exactly how dominant each ideology is.

Physical appearance[edit | edit source]

Due to their shared ancestry, Vulcans and Romulans possessed very similar physiology, including pointed ears, and arched eyebrows. Unlike Vulcans, most Romulans have two brow ridges above the bridge of their nose, forming a V-shape on the forehead. However a minority of Romulans, particularly those in the 23rd century, lack these ridges; making them outwardly indistinguishable from Vulcans.

History[edit | edit source]

Main article: History of the Romulan and Reman peoples

The Romulans began as a group of Vulcans who were referenced as "those who march beneath the Raptor's wings" during the violent Time of Awakening, also called "the Sundering" by the Romulans. As they kept refusing to accept the Vulcan philosopher Surak's teachings of complete suppression of emotions, they split off from Vulcan society and left the planet in the 4th century, taking with them revered artifacts like the Sword of the Raptor Star.

Traveling among the stars in huge generational ships, the outcast Vulcans created several off-shoot civlizations, e.g., the Debrune, by settling on various planets including Barradas III. Before or after this, the proto-Romulans reached Dewa III, which they named "Vastam". Some desired to settle there, not wanting to return to the cold and cramped ships, while others believed they could not make the necessary changes to live there. Eventually an open debate was organized to make the decision. Despite the good intentions, things quickly deteriorated and a massive riot began. By the time it ended, 247 people had been killed. The survivors unanimously decided to leave and ultimately settled on the planet Romulus.

Traits[edit | edit source]

NPCs[edit | edit source]

See List of Romulan NPCs

Duty officers[edit | edit source]

See List of Romulan duty officers

External links[edit | edit source]

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Romulan Republic
Faction Romulan Republic.png
Details Romulan RepublicRomulan • RemanNew RomulusNew Romulus CommandRomulan FlotillaThe VaultVauthil StationRomulan History
Ground Forces Uhlan • Guard • Shadow Guard • Sublieutenant • Sublieutenant Engineer • Guard Elite • Shadow Guard Elite • Subcommander • Guard Commander • Shadow Guard Commander • Commander (Mob) • Guard Captain
Starships Romulan Shuttle • Scorpion Fighter (Mob) • T'varo Light Warbird (Mob) • Dhelan Warbird (Mob) • Mogai Heavy Warbird (Mob) • D'deridex Battlecruiser • Ha'apax Advanced Warbird (Mob) • Falchion Dreadnought Warbird (Mob) • Tulwar Dreadnought Warbird (Mob)
NPCs A'dranna t’Kerhav • Avran • D'Tan • Kaol • Kererek • Mena • Mivek • Nadel • Obisek • Romulan Ambassador • Tal'Mera • Rai Sahen • Temer • Tiaru Jarok • Tovan Khev
NPC starships R.R.W. Deihu • R.R.W. D'serek • R.R.W. Hasta • R.R.W. Hyperian • R.R.W. Lleiset • R.R.W. M'sarr • Rerik • R.R.W. Temanna • Zdenia
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Romulan Star Empire (25th century)
Faction Romulan Star Empire.png
Details Romulan Star Empire (25th century)Romulan • Reman • HirogenRator III • Gasko StationTal ShiarRomulan History
Ground Forces Romulan Analyst • Technician • Recruit (Romulan) • Uhlan • Sublieutenant Medic • Centurion • Centurion Engineer • Centurion Medic • Centurion Scientist • Subcommander • Subcommander Engineer • Subcommander Scientist • Commander (Mob) • Romulan Captain
Starships Romulan Shuttle • Scorpion Fighter (Mob) • T'varo Light Warbird (Mob) • Mogai Heavy Warbird (Mob) • D'deridex Battlecruiser • Scimitar Dreadnought
NPCs Arranhu • Charva • Hakeev • Janek • Khaiel N'Vek • Khiana • Ruul • Sela • Taris • Tarsen
NPC starships I.R.W. Aethra • I.R.W. Areinnye • I.R.W. Esemar • I.R.W. Khnial • I.R.W. Leahval • I.R.W. Rea • Sela's Armed Freighter • I.R.W. Sithesh