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Star Trek Online

Season 7 Dev Blog #9

By PWE_BranFlakes | Thu 25 Oct 2012 12:00:40 PM PDT

A New Alliance?

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More now in our continuing coverage of the upheaval in Romulan space.

Unificationist leader D’Tan is presenting a new plan to develop a Romulan colony somewhere in the Tau Dewa Sector Block. D’Tan is gathering followers willing to move to an uninhabited world, and sources tell us that he has even reached out to Reman leader Obisek for his support.

When contacted by the Federation News Service, Obisek said that he is willing to consider all options for his people. “I have nothing against the Romulans as a whole, only those who have perpetuated a campaign of genocide against my people. If there are some amongst the Romulans who are willing to put aside our traditional enmities and move forward to create a new homeworld, I am willing to listen.”

D’Tan, for his part, is calling for a complete reorganization of Romulan society. “My people must reject their past. Secrecy and deceit can no longer be a way of life for us.”

The plan for a new Romulan homeworld targets several uninhabited planets in Tau Dewa space. By moving away from the area dominated by Romulan colony worlds, D’Tan and his followers hope to disengage themselves from previous conflicts and start new alliances with former enemies. D’Tan has sent envoys to both the Federation and the Klingon Empire calling for assistance, and has plans to visit both Earth and Qo’noS in the coming weeks.

“The current strife between the Federation and the Empire does not concern me,” D’Tan said. “If you look at history, the Alpha Quadrant has always been a region of shifting alliances. At one time, my people and the Klingons were allies. We could be again. And as for the Federation, they claim to welcome anyone who values peace. After the loss of our homeworld and decades of strife, my people have learned that there is nothing more valuable.”

A representative from Federation President Aennik Okeg’s office said that like Obisek, the Federation is willing to listen to D’Tan’s proposal. “We have extended a hand in friendship to the Romulans again and again. Perhaps this time someone is reaching back.”

As more information on this situation becomes available, we’ll be sure to provide it.


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