Jolan tru, citizen of the Empire.

Romulus and Remus are no more. Even though over a year has passed since the Hobus Supernova was unleashed on the Empire, the Romulan people have not been able to fully recover. The governing body in place on Rator III is in political turmoil and it is up to the military to reign in the chaos from within. It is a dire time for all Rihannsu.

Whilst our homeworld is now lost and many suffer, it is important that we continue to hold onto the ideals and philosophies that have made the Empire strong for so many centuries.

Galae Command has regrouped the fleet. Retired officers from far and wide have been recalled and deployed to these vessels. In the Empire’s most desperate hour, more Romulans than ever have joined the ranks to serve. The loss of the hearthworlds was a setback but it is not the end, instead a beginning.

We are the Rihannsu. We will prevail. We will not forget what we were and what was ours. We will continue to follow the Way of D'era. Like the phoenix we will rise from the ashes of our fallen kin and retake our rightful place in the galaxy.


The Imperiax is assigned to Task Force Lha’Sei which operates within the vast territory of Romulan Space including surrounding regions such as the Raeyan Transit Corridor, the Gavarian Corridor and the Neutral Zone. The sim currently takes place late in the year 2388 which is nine years after Star Trek Nemesis.

As a Romulan-centric sim, this sets us apart from those focusing on the Federation / Starfleet perspective. Experience and help us refine Romulan culture. Shape and develop the way the Rihannsu are seen by others. Here at the Imperiax, we value quality over quantity and we encourage teamwork between our writers. If you like thrilling plots about honor, politics and treachery, then read our stories. But why stop there? If life as a Romulan Officer or a Reman Commando intrigues you, then perhaps our sim is for you.

Join us on the Imperiax today and fulfill your duty to D'era!






Season 1, Mission 7: The Choices We Make

A vote for independence from the Empire has resulted in civil unrest on Ketrillon IV. Forty-nine percent of the colony’s population voted to remain, and as such have chosen not to accept the result of the referendum. In protest of the entire thing, they have taken the governor of the planet captive and refuse to release him unless another vote is allowed to take place where a majority of seventy-five percent would be needed to show that the people truly wish to leave the Empire. Those wanting to leave are not sitting idly by though. They are mobilizing their forces to free their leader. The Imperiax has been ordered to the Ketrillon System to seek a resolution to the crisis; one that will be most beneficial in the end for the Romulan people.


Latest News Items

» Changes In Bravo Fleet

Posted on 11 Jan 2017 @ 12:35pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol in General News

Hey everyone!

Patrick has asked me to share this with all of you.

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=To All Bravo Fleet Members=

Bravo Fleet,

It is my sad duty to report that our Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer has
resigned.

Darian has served Bravo Fleet for many years and has held just about every role that our Constitution has provided for, including 2 terms as BFCO, a post which he has held for a considerable number of years. No one has been involved in the running of Bravo Fleet for longer or at higher levels than Darian. His love for Bravo Fleet and his dedication to this community are not merely well known, but the stuff of legend. He has held every rank from the bottom to Fleet Admiral and every position between Player and BFCO....

Read the below link for more:

- http://forum.bravofleet.com/forum/announcements/bfa-announcements/22273-to-all-bravo-fleet-members

=The BFCC, BFA Changes and Community Work Groups=

Bravo Fleet has always prided itself in being a pioneer in Star Trek simming. As we look towards the future, we are keenly aware of the need to adapt and respond to the needs of our rich and diverse community. To this end, rather than appoint a new Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer at this time, we have chosen to take several steps we believe will best allow us to respond quickly and effectively to these needs....

Read the below link for more:

- http://forum.bravofleet.com/forum/announcements/bfa-announcements/22333-the-bravo-fleet-command-council-bfa-changes-and-community-work-groups

=Community Work Groups=

As mentioned in @JonM’s Announcement on Friday, in an effort to provide the community with a voice and address some of the key challenges that are facing Bravo Fleet at the moment, the BFCC and BFA has decided to establish four community-driven work groups (each a “Work Group”).

Each Work Group will focus on a specific area of concern and will work collectively to produce positive changes within Bravo Fleet. Each Work Group will be open to all members of Bravo Fleet and will be chaired by a member of the BFA.

The BFA members will actively participate across all of the Work Groups, and the intention is that the changes that emerge from the Work Groups will be implemented by the BFCC (although it should be noted that any changes to the Constitution will need to be approved by the BFA).

While a BFA member will be chairing each Work Group and managing the agenda, the intention is for these Work Groups to be productive teams working together to agree what should be done and then working together to
realise that vision. Therefore, the BFA will be approaching these Work Groups in a spirit of openness and collaboration and seek to facilitate discussion. It is our hope that you all will join us in a similar spirit of collaboration and teamwork...

Read the below link for more:

- http://forum.bravofleet.com/forum/announcements/bfa-announcements/22456-community-work-groups

If you have any questions, do send myself (tf93[at]bravofleet.org) or my TFXO (taraflier[at]yahoo.com) an email and we will answer them as soon as possible!

Friendly regards

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Good day Team,

Could the following message be passed on towards your crew members :)

Yesterday, we announced four community-driven work groups that will work collectively to address key challenges in the Fleet and pave the way for an even brighter future. As the first step along this path, we turn to you, the community, and ask that, if you are interested in helping define what the Fleet's future looks like, please go ahead and sign up for one of these work groups.

The signup form can be found on bravofleet.com here: http://www.bravofleet.com/?page_id=375

Because we are looking to address the issues facing our player base, you must be currently playing on at least one Bravo Fleet simm to participate on the work groups, but besides that, we look forward to having as many folks as are interested join us in these groups. Just come ready with an open mind and all your great ideas!

Friendly regards


» Mission Update (December 2016)

Posted on 03 Jan 2017 @ 4:54pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol in General News

Jolan tru and Viduus Fvheisn Mollais!

2016 has come to an end. Here's hoping that 2017 will be a great year for us. We made several positive strides in the last year, one of which was getting a new and better ship. I'm hoping that activity-wise we'll be able to pick things up a little bit each month which means that I'll need everyone to reply to their tags promptly. I'm also going to try to find a way to write more. It's not easy with my busy schedule but I'll try to find a way. I'd like to do one or two solo posts a month depending on what's going on. Hopefully our continued activity will attract players that actually want to write with us. As I've said many, many times, that's what we're all here to do!

Regarding our current mission, once the mission briefing post goes out, we'll go ahead and get started on 'relaunching' the Imperiax. We should be able to do that this month.

Please get to your TAGs promptly!

Monthly Mission Recap
Commander Volus and the former Borg drone Rejik, arrived at Starbase Sei, having been summoned there by Admiral Evelyn of Galae Command for a meeting. Volus met with the Admiral and was given an interesting surprise. Former Imperiax crewmember, now turned Senator, Valkis (or Telhas as he is now known), informed Volus that he had managed to pull a few strings in getting his friend a new command; that being a D’deridex-class Warbird, named Imperiax. With the launch of the new Imperiax only days away, and having found out that the Admiral had asked for his new crew to travel to the Starbase for reassignment, Volus put out an invitation for everyone to meet at Hhaes Kunhri later that night. It was there that the Commander met with faces both old and new, and where he also unveiled to them that they’d all been assigned to the new Imperiax.

Removals and Recruitment
As you all know I had to remove Ikan and Khev, both for inactivity and lack of communication. I am always incredibly sad to see people go. Right now it's back to the six of us who've been here for a long time. I am going to drop some recruitment ads in a few places in the coming weeks.

Site Things
There are three major things that I have left to work on here right now. They are: Varuh's new picture, the D'deridex deck listing, as well the new mission badges for players. I'll be doing my best to make some progress on all of those fronts this month.

Another Brief Absence
This should be the last one in a while, however, Dhael and I will be away for three days next week as we have to travel again (I really don't want to). We should still be available though. I don't expect any downtime. If anything comes up, I will let you guys know.


That's more or less everything that went on in December, and is on the horizon for January. If anyone wants to lend a hand with anything, just let me know. I can always use the help. Here's hoping for a good month!

J.P. / Commander Volus


» Mission Update (November 2016)

Posted on 01 Dec 2016 @ 6:26pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol in General News

Jolan tru and Viduus Rædsu!

Another month has come and gone. I'm really pleased with the level of production that we had for the month of November and alot of that fell on the shoulders of Michael (Varuh) and Steve (Lyirru). The two of them did a number of solo posts which really helped us to surpass the five post goal that I laid out. So thank you to you both. I am really hoping that the month of December will be just as good and once more I'm hoping that we'll at least get five posts out there. I know that for myself I'm currently involved in three posts, and I have three others waiting to be started. EVERYONE should be working on posts whether they are solo posts or joint posts. We are still in a period of time mission-wise where we're all coming together on the new ship. There are many posts that can be written with this kind of scenario. If you are struggling for ideas then please send me a PM and I'd be more than happy to help you out! We also have a ton of NPCs to work with as well. There is absolutely no reason why people should not be writing at this time. Please write. That's why we're all here, isn't it?

Friendly Reminder / Tip: TAGs should be answered every 1-3 days.

The Mission: Recap
Commander Volus and the former Borg drone Rejik, arrived at Starbase Sei, having been summoned there by Admiral Evelyn of Galae Command for a meeting. Volus met with the Admiral and was given an interesting surprise. Former Imperiax crewmember, now turned Senator, Valkis (or Telhas as he is now known), informed Volus that he had managed to pull a few strings in getting his friend a new command; that being a D’deridex-class Warbird, named Imperiax. With the launch of the new Imperiax only days away, and having found out that the Admiral had asked for his new crew to travel to the Starbase for reassignment, Volus put out an invitation for everyone to meet at Hhaes Kunhri later that night. It was there that the Commander met with faces both old and new, and where he also unveiled to them that they’d all been assigned to the new Imperiax.

Once we get the mission briefing post done, we should be able to move forward with the launch of the ship and the start of the main part of the mission. Again, please get to your TAGs.

Recruitment
Last week I put up a post on the Bravo Fleet forums for recruitment. I'm also planning to use the Task Force portion of the site to showcase our activity. In the next day or so I'm planning to throw up some ads in a few other places to see if we can maybe get a couple more people to join our ranks.

Site Things
There are a number of things that I am working on. The biggest thing at the moment is the deck listing which is taking alot more time than I have available. It'll get done, because it has to get done, but it's going to take some time. In November I completed the character image for Andreas' new character Terrh. I need to make an updated picture of Varuh which I'm planning to start on in the next couple of days. Last but not least is the mission badges. I have an idea for them. I just need to get some time and sit down and put something together.


That's more or less it. I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Get to your posts and write, write, write!

J.P. / Commander Volus


» Mission Update (October 2016)

Posted on 02 Nov 2016 @ 3:41pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol in General News

Jolan tru everyone!

The month of October is behind us. Ahead is November! This is going to be a short mission update as alot of the stuff that's happening going forward has already been addressed in the news post that was sent out in the middle of last month. So without further ado!

The Current Mission
As a reminder, here are some important time stamps to be aware of:

- There is an ongoing conflict over the Gavarian Corridor between the Cardassians and Romulans. As I don't even know what the details are we are going to just be keeping this conflict in the background and just tell our own stories. For dating purposes, this conflict began on February 11, 2388.

- 6 months have passed since three Cardassian Galor-class starships destroyed our original Imperiax. This happened on March 16, 2388 (15th d. of 4th m. of Fire, y. 1940 AS.)

- Mission picks up on September 19, 2388 (2nd d. of 5th m. of Earth, y. 1940 AS.)

- MD1-MD3: What's left of the Imperiax crew are ordered by Galae Command to report to Starbase Sei (Three) for reassignment. I don't think your characters will know what ship they're being reassigned to.. mostly for it to be a surprise. :D I imagine we'll have some kind of group post where everyone is told. For the time between then and now, your characters are free to do whatever they want. They could have been on leave. They could have been temporarily reassigned somewhere else. It's up to you! Make sure to update your bios if anything significant happened to your characters during that time.

- MD4: We'll be 're-launching' the Imperiax and heading for the Ketrillon System.

- MD5-6: Room for characters to get accustomed to the new ship and accomodations.

- MD7: The Imperiax arrives to the Ketrillon System and we begin the main part of the mission. As I expect it might take a month or so for us to reach this point, I won't really go into detail about what we'll be doing from this point. I expect we'll be handling that, for the most part, in a briefing post.

I want this month to be all about us getting onto the new Imperiax. December 1st I want to have us be on MD4 and relaunching the ship. I imagine we'll be doing a briefing post at that point and getting full on with the mission itself. This is all dependent on how much is done this month of course. I know that I have like four posts going on at the moment and there'll likely be more. Please note that we are all here to write, and if you're not doing that then we need to discuss why that's the case.

Recruitment
As stated in the OOC, I plan on starting recruitment in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully we can get a few new members to fill up our senior officer positions.

Site Things
With regards to upgrading everything to the new look, as well as our new ship the D'deridex, I think that I'm more or less done. As noted before, the one thing I am working on and that will take some time is the deck listing. This is going to be a major priority for me to accomplish this month. As always, take a look at it and if anything sticks out like a sore Reman thumb, just let me know! This also goes for if anything is missing!

That's more or less it for this week. Keep up the good work and let's get at least five posts out this month, if not more! I know that we can do it.

J.P. / Commander Volus


» New Mission: 'The Choices We Make'

Posted on 16 Oct 2016 @ 12:42pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol in General News

Jolan Tru!

I hope everyone has had a good weekend thus far. So, as I mentioned yesterday, I closed off the 'Revealing Truths' mission and we are now onto episode number seven. I can't believe that we've completed six missions no matter their quality. I just hope that moving forward we continue to tell better stories and do better missions. As always, despite that I am a Romulan here, I'm not perfect but I am always doing my best to make this sim as great as it can be. I can't do it alone so I appreciate any help that I can get. I just want to share some thoughts about our last mission and then we'll be properly moving forward.

Mission 6: 'Revealing Truths'
I will be honest in saying 'Revealing Truths' didn't end up the way that I planned. It seems to be the trend here on the Imperiax. For some reason, even after all this time, I'm still not able to fully anticipate what some of your characters may or may not do. Essentially I didn't expect for our time on the V'ashnu to end so quickly. With that being said, we did lose two players who were on the away team there at the time, and I know Valkis was dealing with real life stuff so maybe those factors contributed to things happening the way they did. I just don't think we got as much out of the mission as we could have. I'm not really sure how to improve that. I'll communicate more than I already do (which is alot) to try and make sure everyone knows what's going on. As you all know as well, the end of the mission wasn't what I had originally planned but as part of our soft-reboot here I thought it was best to abandon the storyline, and start with something new that would have less of an impact on the Empire as a whole. I won't really get into the specific as to why this was all done. I'm pretty sure that you all know.

Mission 7: 'The Choices We Make'
Here is the synopsis for our new mission.

A vote for independence from the Empire has resulted in civil unrest on Ketrillon IV. Forty-nine percent of the colony’s population voted to remain, and as such have chosen not to accept the result of the referendum. In protest of the entire thing, they have taken the governor of the planet captive and refuse to release him unless another vote is allowed to take place where a majority of seventy-five percent would be needed to show that the people truly wish to leave the Empire. Those wanting to leave are not sitting idly by though. They are mobilizing their forces to free their leader. The Imperiax has been ordered to the Ketrillon System to seek a resolution to the crisis; one that will be most beneficial in the end for the Romulan people.

Now, for those who are aware of real life stuff going on in the world. Yes, our above mission looks alot like the UK referendum that was held this past summer with regards to whether or not it should leave the EU. I do tend to use real life events to come up with my missions. Star Trek has always done that. Obviously our take is going to be with a Romulan twist though. I know that planets wanting to leave the Empire is something that was done I think in the Star Trek Online canon so it's not that far fetched. Considering the Romulans are still dealing with the fallout from Hobus (after over a year when we start the mission), I don't think this story is that far of a stretch. We just need to make sure that it's very Romulan in nature.

So what do I have planned for this mission? I'm going to be listing these in point form.

- There is an ongoing conflict over the Gavarian Corridor between the Cardassians and Romulans. As I don't even know what the details are we are going to just be keeping this conflict in the background and just tell our own stories. For dating purposes, this conflict began on February 11, 2388.

- 6 months have passed since three Cardassian Galor-class starships destroyed our original Imperiax. This happened on March 16, 2388 (15th d. of 4th m. of Fire, y. 1940 AS.)

- Mission picks up on September 19, 2388 (2nd d. of 5th m. of Earth, y. 1940 AS.)

- MD1-MD3: What's left of the Imperiax crew are ordered by Galae Command to report to Starbase Sei (Three) for reassignment. I don't think your characters will know what ship they're being reassigned to.. mostly for it to be a surprise. :D I imagine we'll have some kind of group post where everyone is told. For the time between then and now, your characters are free to do whatever they want. They could have been on leave. They could have been temporarily reassigned somewhere else. It's up to you! Make sure to update your bios if anything significant happened to your characters during that time.

- MD4: We'll be 're-launching' the Imperiax and heading for the Ketrillon System.

- MD5-6: Room for characters to get accustomed to the new ship and accomodations.

- MD7: The Imperiax arrives to the Ketrillon System and we begin the main part of the mission. As I expect it might take a month or so for us to reach this point, I won't really go into detail about what we'll be doing from this point. I expect we'll be handling that, for the most part, in a briefing post.

So for now, I think that's all that I need to tell you guys. As mentioned in the OOC, there is a post that is nearly done being worked on currently that will kick off the mission. I will be getting to it shortly to finish my part in it and then we get to see the poor Imperiax get blown to bits so that we can get our new one. I will probably be starting some posts with people as well. I believe that we will be continuing the storyline with regards to the device that caused Hobus to happen. My plan was to have myself and someone else (Dhael, or anyone else) meet with a shady person on the Starbase to see if they can get information from them. Haven't really planned it further than that though.

I will be adding the above information to the mission notes so that you can see it when writing posts. If anything comes up I will let you know!

As always, if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask me via PM or in the OOC.

J.P. / Commander Volus


Latest Mission Posts

» Farewell, Part Two

Mission: The Choices We Make
Posted on 12 Jan 2017 @ 2:38pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol & Subcommander Dhael t'Anaka & Sublieutenant Varuh tr'Krell & Valkis tr'Tellus

While eating the starters, Valkis already had a good talk with his friends, especially Varuh. Now, as the dishes were removed to get the space for the main meal, Valkis had turned to Volus.

"Commander, if I may ask, are you retiring now or will you continue to serve? Please…


» A Borg Bump On The Promenade

Mission: The Choices We Make
Posted on 03 Jan 2017 @ 12:57am by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol & Rejik tr'Nansalaem & Subcommander Dhael t'Anaka

It had been some time since Dhael had been granted the opportunity for some down time and the last few days had been filled with indulgent moments but had also been very lonely. Today that was about to change for she had been summoned to meet with Volus. She assumed…


» Inspecting The New Ship, Part Two

Mission: The Choices We Make
Posted on 25 Dec 2016 @ 11:35pm by Sublieutenant Varuh tr'Krell

The door opened with a hiss. The scent of fresh paint and new material entered Varuh's nose as he stepped into his new office. The lights went on. He looked around. A desk, a comfortable-looking chair, a food replicator and - surprisingly, a coffee machine and a small steel jar…


» Inspecting The New Ship, Part One

Mission: The Choices We Make
Posted on 11 Dec 2016 @ 7:40pm by Sublieutenant Varuh tr'Krell

Varuh walked down the docking gangway to enter the new ship which would be his new home for the next months as he reckoned. Looking sharp and with a PADD in his hands containing all the informations he would need he approached the guards at the docking gate where the…


» Gathering Of Faces Old And New

Mission: The Choices We Make
Posted on 20 Nov 2016 @ 8:36pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol & Rejik tr'Nansalaem & Subcommander Dhael t'Anaka & Centurion Lyirru tr'Illialhae & Lieutenant Terrh tr'Sahen & Sublieutenant Varuh tr'Krell & Sublieutenant Durnak Khev & Decurion Ikan ir'Aihai

Hhaes Kunhri; it wasn't the fanciest of drinking establishments on the Starbase but it would serve its purpose for what Volus had planned for tonight. Following his meeting with the Admiral, he'd sent out an invitation to the lengthy list of crew who were going to serve under his new…