In 2269, the Romulans try to capture the U.S.S. Enterprise by luring it to Rator III.
In 2387, Romulus, the Romulan homeworld, is destroyed by the Hobus supernova. Four years later, Rator III, along with Achernar Prime, was one of the leading colony worlds that recognized Taris as the Praetor of the Romulan Star Empire. In 2392, the city of Rihan is founded on Rator III, with the first constructed building housing the Romulan Colonial Organization Committee that is responsible for drafting a new constitution and restore the Empire after the Hobus disaster. The Romulan Star Empire and Romulan Senate are re-constituted two years after that.
In 2403, after 16 years in exile, Sela returns to Rator III with a large fleet and overthrows Taris, becoming the new Praetor. In 2408, Sela is proclaimed Empress of the Romulan Star Empire but disappears one year later while responding to an attack on a Tal Shiar base in the Brea System. Motivated by this new vacuum of power, Romulan and Reman fugitives striving for an eventual re-unification with the Vulcans found a new capital of a peaceful and honest Romulan Republic on New Romulus, thereby challenging Rator III's status as capital of the Romulan people.
- Rator III is mentioned in the TAS episode "The Survivor" as well as in the back-story of Star Trek Online and The Needs of the Many.
- While the Rator System is still present in system space, Rator III is no longer featured in any official mission, as “Preemptive Strike” was removed as part of the Romulan Mystery-revamp. In that mission, Rator III was the staging point for Operation Khelian, a planned Romulan invasion of the Federation.
- Rator III at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki.
- Rator III at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek Wiki.
Romulan Star Empire (25th century)
|Details||Romulan Star Empire (25th century) • Romulan • Reman • Hirogen • Rator III • Gasko Station • Tal Shiar • Romulan History|
|Ground Forces||Romulan Analyst • Technician • Recruit (Romulan) • Uhlan • Sublieutenant Medic • Centurion • Centurion Engineer • Centurion Medic • Centurion Scientist • Subcommander • Subcommander Engineer • Subcommander Scientist • Commander • Romulan Captain|
|Starships||Romulan Shuttle • Scorpion Fighter • T'varo Light Warbird • Mogai Heavy Warbird • 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. Falcata • I.R.W. Khnial • I.R.W. Leahval • I.R.W. Rea • Sela's Armed Freighter • I.R.W. Sithesh|