New Romulus (also known as Dewa III, Vastam, and Mol'Rihan) is the third planet in the New Romulus System and the capital of the Romulan Republic. Its accessible surface is an adventure zone, with the capital city also being home to the Fleet Embassy as well as New Romulus Command.
Due to the destruction of Romulus in 2387, and as a counter weight to the Tal Shiar and Sela's deceitful Star Empire governed from Rator III, Romulans and Remans under D'Tan’s Unification and Obisek’s Resistance declared Mol'Rihan to be the new capital planet of a peaceful and honest Romulan civilization in 2409.
- 1 System description
- 2 Key locations
- 3 History
- 4 Missions involved
- 5 New Romulus adventure zone
- 6 Accolades
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Notes
- 9 External link
Radiation levels and seismic instability on the planet indicate that there was a world-wide cataclysmic event in the world's distant past. It will take more study to determine exactly what happened.
- New Romulus Command: Romulan captains only
- Fleet Embassy: for fleet members, and via “The Temporal Front”.
- The New Romulus Adventure Zone: see dedicated section below.
- A Transwarp gate
- 2 moons (one destroyed)
- See also: History of New Romulus (lore)
The Iconian Empire
- 200,000 years ago, Dewa III was a colony world of the Iconian Empire. Although later records state that they ruled oppressively over the native Dewans, killing any who did not fall in line, the factuality of these claims is questionable and/or they pertain only to the time after the Iconian homeworld was destroyed.
- When an alliance of envious races, who would later claim to have risen against their oppressors, attacked the Iconian worlds to gain access to the superior technology, Dewa was the first planet targeted. The planet was bombarded from orbit, killing thousands and destroying the geothermal taps that provided power to everything on the planet. While the last twelve surviving Iconians sought shelter on Dewa III for some time after the obliteration of their homeworld, they later left via their gateways, abandoning the Dewans.
The Dewan Civilization
- See also: Last Days of the Dewans (lore)
- With the Iconians gone, the surviving Dewans formed their own civilization.
- Thousands of years later, as the Dewans were preparing to launch their first starships, an abandoned Iconian Gateway was found in a subterranean cavern. Tempted by the possibility of instantaneous travel, the space program was abandoned and all resources were thrown toward making the Gateway operational again.
- When the Gateway was ready, it was connected to geothermal power taps to provide the necessary energy. The Dewans failed to realize the bombardment millenia ago had made this dangerous.
- When the Dewans activated the Gateway, it triggered massive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that wiped out most of the population and bathed the planet in a killing cloud of radiation.
- The surviving Dewans retreated to caves to escape the radiation and the nuclear winter, but ultimately their resources ran out and they died off.
The Vulcan Outcasts
- 2,000 years ago, the Time of Awakening occurred on Vulcan. Vulcan society suppressed its emotions to put an end to centuries of savage conflict. A group known as "those who march beneath the raptor's wings" opposed this solution, seeing it as a betrayal of their souls. They left Vulcan aboard huge generational ships and set off to find a new planet on which to settle.
- The outcast Vulcans eventually 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, which they did. They ultimately settled on the planet Romulus and became known as the Romulans.
- “The Search for New Romulus”: In 2409, a splinter group of Romulans led by D'Tan decided to put aside their history of secrecy and deception and create a new Romulan society. Together with Obisek's Reman Resistance, they founded the Romulan Republic and are looking for a new homeworld. A scout team of the Republic soon discovers the Sword of the Raptor Star among the ruins on Dewa III and determines the planet to be perfect for becoming "Mol'Rihan" - a New Romulus.
- Missions in the New Romulus adventure zone are listed in the following section.
- “Embassy Officer of the Watch”: Assist in the operations of your fleet embassy on New Romulus.
- “Sphere of Influence”: Representatives of the Romulan Republic, Federation, and Klingon Empire are invited to New Romulus to oversee the activation of a recently-restored Iconian gateway discovered beneath the planet's surface.
- “Blood of Ancients”: In 2410, New Romulus is raided by the Heralds in an attempt to recapture the underground gateway.
- “The Temporal Front”: In the wake of the barely won Iconian War, several powers of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, including the Romulan Republic, the Federation, and the Klingon Empire, convene at the Embassy on New Romulus to discuss the formation of a Galactic Alliance.
New Romulus adventure zone
- “New Romulus Aid”: The Romulan Ambassador asks the player to aid D'Tan and his people on New Romulus.
- “Staging Area”: The player helps the colonists out around the Staging Area.
- “Warehouse”: The player attempts to settle a dispute between Madran and the New Romulans in a warehouse in the Staging Area.
- “The Atlai”: The player helps the colonists out around the Atlai.
- “Vastam Peaks”: The player helps out at the Vastam Peaks.
- “Mountain Base”: The player is tasked with striking a Tal Shiar base in the Mountain Pass.
- “Paehhos Crater”: The player helps the colonists out around the Paehhos Crater.
- “Overgrown Caves”: The player helps locate a missing scientist in the Paehhos Caves.
- “Hwael Ruins”: The player helps the colonists out in the Hwael Ruins.
- “The Power Source”: The player has to shut down a power source in Tholian-occupied volcanic caves under the Hwael Ruins.
- “New Romulus: Isha Forest Epohh Collection”: The player assists in preserving the local Epohh population.
New Romulus Reputation missions
- Tier I: “Hidden Camera”: Someone gives the player a recording of D'Tan sparring with Subcommander Khiana, a Tal Shiar officer.
- Tier II: “Secret Shuttle Codes”: The aforementioned anonymous person leads the player to a Tal Shiar Shuttle that contains a recording of Commander Ruul discussing D'Tan with Khiana and a Hirogen Alpha. Completed by playing “Mountain Base”.
- Tier III: “Web Access”: The player watches a communications log showing the Tholian plans to exploit the ancient technology found beneath the surface of New Romulus. Completed by playing “Overgrown Caves”.
- Tier IV: “Latest Findings”: A Romulan archeologist explains D'Tan and the player her recent findings on the fate of the ancient Dewans.
- Tier V: “Secrets of the Ancients”: The player discovers an Iconian gateway beneath the surface of New Romulus. Completed by playing “The Power Source”.
- Alert Missions appear in a different area on New Romulus on the hour and half hour.
The Staging Area is where the player will arrive upon beaming down. This area contains the Fleet embassy, as well as access to the bank, mail, and exchange. A vendor selling consumable devices, personal shields, and body armor also conducts business here.
In the north of Vastam Peaks lies the misty Mountain Pass. This area also has a transporter for fast access.
Isha Forest/Epohh Fields
The Epohh Fields are, as the name suggests, home to a variety of epohh species.
The Paehhos Crater is a region located south of Vastam and east of Hwael. It is home to many species including Armored hatham, Vivver cats, and driclae. Hirogen hunters also stalk the area, looking for worthy prey.
The Hwael Ruins are all that remains of an extinct civilization that dominated the planet long before the ancient Romulans arrived. Tholian raiding parties frequent the area, so players should be on their guard when traveling through Hwael.
In the south of Hwael Ruins lies the mysterious Underground Ruins. This area also has a transporter for fast access.
Numerous accolades can be obtained on New Romulus:
- General Accolades - New Romulus
- General Reputation System Accolades - New Romulus
- Exploration Accolades - New Romulus
- Lore Accolades - History of New Romulus
- Lore Accolades - Last Days of the Dewans
New Romulus is located close to the Azure Nebula.
Viewed from sector space.
The U.S.S. Huxley surveying the planet for colonization.
D’Tan and Obisek on New Romulus.
- New Romulus and its resident sector block were added to the game in Season Seven: New Romulus. It is intended to continue the story of Cloaked Intentions, and as such it is only accessible to players that have chosen a 25th century allegiance.
- New Romulus is the largest adventure zone, and the largest map in general, in the game.
- The planet's eerie blue glow from orbit is due to its proximity to the Azure Nebula.
- "Mol'Rihan" is also an informal name for Empress Sela's capital city on Rator III.
- With the launch of Legacy of Romulus, New Romulus (along with the Romulan Flotilla) became the primary social hub for Romulan Republic players, just as Earth Spacedock and Qo'noS are for Federation and KDF players, respectively.
- A character's first visit to the New Romulus adventure zone will invoke a cutscene that may not be skipped, and is tailored to the character's faction. This cutscene will be repeated each time the character enters that map from New Romulus System (but not from New Romulus Command), until "Mission: New Romulus Aid" is completed. The cutscene can be manually replayed later at a console near Foreman Kylor via "View Arrival Log".
- Following the death of Leonard Nimoy in February 2015, a statue dedicated to Spock's memory was erected on the surface of the planet.
- DiWahn (planet) at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek Wiki.
- New Romulus at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek Wiki.
|Details||Reman Resistance • Reman • The Vault • Crateris • Remus • New Romulus • Vauthil Station • Reman History|
|Ground Forces||Guard • Shadow Guard • Guard Elite • Shadow Guard Elite • Guard Commander • Shadow Guard Commander • Guard Captain|
|Starships||Scorpion Fighter • T'varo Light Warbird • Dhelan Warbird • Mogai Heavy Warbird • D'deridex Battlecruiser • Haakona Advanced Warbird • Scimitar Dreadnought|
|NPCs||Khiy • Obisek • Rashna • Slamek • Vrimek • Xionel • Zden|
|NPC starships||I.R.W. Decimus • R.R.W. Llaisnen • Reman Scout • Rerik • Zdenia|