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Romulan Imperial Forces

NPC Faction
Notable Species:
Romulan and Reman
Beta Quadrant
Capital World:
Rator III
Political System:
Authoritarian oligarchy
Foreign Policy:
Empress Sela (imprisoned)
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Alliance Relations:

The Romulan Star Empire (or simply, the Romulan Empire) has been a major galactic power since the 22nd century and is the traditional government of the Romulan people and their subject worlds and species.

For most of recorded interstellar history, the Empire has been known for its xenophobic character and policies of extreme secrecy and territorial protectionism. The Hobus supernova of 2387, and the ensuing destruction of Romulus, threw the Empire into a great deal of turmoil, encompassing several civil wars, territorial separation, reunification and re-constitution.

Since then, a new capital was established on Rator III, where Sela eventually proclaimed herself Empress in 2408. However, after her disappearance in 2409, the status of Rator III as capital was challanged by Romulan and Reman fugitives who strive for an eventual re-unification with the Vulcans and have founded a new faction - the Romulan Republic - on New Romulus.

Culture[ | ]

Romulan society is secretive and xenophobic. 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 fact that most Romulan vessels have cloaking technology.

History[ | ]

Romulan Star Empire symbol

Emblem of the Romulan Star Empire.

Main article: History of the Romulan and Reman peoples

Politics and government[ | ]


Empress Sela

The Romulan Star Empire used to be ruled by the Romulan Senate and the Continuing Committee, both of which were overseen by the Praetor. In 2408, the Romulan Star Empire was transformed into a monarchy ruled by self-proclaimed Empress Sela on Rator III. She enjoyed the support of the Empire's noble houses but it is not clear if the Romulan Senate has been dissolved by the latest reforms.

Current head of state[ | ]

Former heads of state[ | ]

  • Praetor/Empress Sela - 2403-2408 Praetor, 2408-2409 Empress
  • Praetor Taris - 2388-2403 (first praetor of the newly constituted Romulan Star Empire)
  • Praetor Chulan - 2385-2387 (last praetor of the pre-Hobus Romulan Star Empire)
  • Praetor Tal'aura - 2379-2384
  • Praetor Shinzon (only for a short period in 2379 after the Reman coup d'état)
  • Praetor Hiren - late 2370s-2379
  • Praetor Neral - 2360s-2370s

Military[ | ]

The military arm of the Empire is known as the Romulan Star Navy. It is overseen by the Tal Shiar.

Gallery[ | ]

Space[ | ]

Notes[ | ]

  • The Romulan Star Empire is based on the Roman Empire. The former capital planets Romulus and Remus are named for the founders of Rome.
  • In Star Trek: Picard, the Romulan Star Empire no longer exists: instead, there is a successor known as Romulan Free State.

See Also[ | ]

External links[ | ]

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Details Romulan Star Empire (23rd century)RomulanGalorndon Core SystemTal Shiar
Ground Forces Uhlan • Centurion • Subcommander Scientist
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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 • 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
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