Since Kevratas feels abandoned by the Romulan Star Empire, it declares its independence. PraetorTaris orders Tebok, head of the Romulan military, to forcefully end the insurrection. Tebok refuses and instead brings a Kevratas delegation to Rator III to present their case to the Romulan Senate. A settlement is reached, but Taris tries to discharge Tebok as Romulan military leader. The Senate overrules her, Tebok stays in command.
In a move to strengthen his position, J'mpok agrees to ally his House with the House of Duras. Thus J'mpok has a majority of Houses to rely on for implementing his politics. The legitimacy of the House of Duras is restored in the process.