Jolan tru, citizen of the Empire.

Welcome aboard the Imperial Romulan Vessel Imperiax! Much has happened recently within the Empire that affects us all. Romulus and Remus have been destroyed and we currently have no Praetor to lead us. The realms within our borders are in a state of chaos with people from all sides vying for power. It is a turbulent time indeed.

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

In the wake of our most desperate hour, the Romulan Guard has recommissioned some of their older and partially damaged starships for immediate use. They have also recalled all available and retired military personnel to be deployed on these vessels immediately. Order must be maintained.

It is a difficult time for anyone with Romulan blood in their veins but rest assured, that this is not the end of the Empire. We are Romulan. We will prevail. We will rise from the ashes of our fallen comrades and become much stronger and more feared than ever before.


The IRV Imperiax has been assigned to Task Force 93 which operates within a vast area of Romulan Space but also encompasses a portion of the diminished Romulan Neutral Zone and Federation Space. The sim itself takes place in the year 2387 which is eight years after Star Trek Nemesis.

Here at the Imperiax, we value quality over quantity. If you're interested in trying out something new, have the time at your disposal, want to be part of some engaging and thrilling stories, and most importantly, if you like everything that you've read about the ship so far, then why not give a Romulan ship a chance? Join us on the Imperiax today!




Current Mission: Silent Infestation



While en route to the Devoras System to deliver some cargo and supplies, the Imperiax receives a distress call from a Reman colony located 13.6 light-years away. As they are seemingly the only starship in the area, Commander Volus has the ship diverted to the Xolecis System to investigate. The only communication heard from the colony since the distress call is three words - resistance is futile.


Latest News Items

» Happy Birthday To The Imperiax!

Posted on 15 Sep 2014 @ 9:15am by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol in General News

Hello everyone! It's September 15th and that means that today is the Imperiax's birthday! Happy birthday! Let's all raise a very full glass of Romulan Ale in honour of this great ship!



We have been around for a full two years now and I can honestly say that even though we've had some tough and some slow times, that we have pulled through nonetheless. This ship is alot of fun to play on and it is truly my favourite amidst all four of my commands. Thank you to everyone who continues to contribute here. You don't know how much it means to me. It means alot! I am proud of having you as my writing buddies and potentially calling you my friends!

We are the only true alien simm currently in Bravo Fleet. We have continued to write stories from the Romulan point of view while other alien simms have started and closed down. And we will continue to do so well into year three and beyond!

Let us celebrate in this great accomplishment! I look forward to writing some more great stories with you in the years to come.

Jolan tru! For Romulus!


» Hooray! 'The Blood Of Eternity' is finally done!

Posted on 10 Aug 2014 @ 9:09pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol in Sim Announcement

So with the post that Karen (Dhael) just sent out, we can finally mark the end of Episode #4 - The Blood of Eternity. Thank you to everyone who worked hard over the last couple of months to see this mission come to its conclusion. It's greatly appreciated.

Unfortunately, like Episode #2, this mission lasted way too long. I'd tried to make it shorter, and I think it was in scope, however we suffered in the late winter months of this past year when people went on LOA as well as new players just letting us down by going absent without a word. I would like to reiterate that for the upcoming mission I'm going to try my hardest to make these missions go a little bit faster. One year to complete a mission is just too much. It's something I've complained to other COs about in the past.. and it's something that I want to see improved here.

In that specific vein of thought, I am going to introduce 'goals' for us to meet every month. You don't really get anything for meeting those goals but it's just sort of a guideline to help us get things done. In August, thus far, we've managed a total of eight posts which is awesome! I'd like us to work hard for the next twenty-one days and try to get out another eight posts at least. Be mindful of what you write though.. don't write posts for the sake of doing them. Make sure there's a purpose to them, and make sure they tell a good story. You guys haven't let me down up until now so let's keep things go! On to our next mission!

As some of you might have seen, the name of our next mission is 'Silent Infestation' and it will involve our brethren the Remans and also the Borg. For the next week or so, here are some items to keep in mind regarding any posts you wish to write.

- It will take us 18 days to go from Anaeth to the D'deridex System.
- Mission Day 1 (MD1) will be when we arrive at the outpost at D'deridex.
- Any posts that are to happen before our arrival should be labelled as 'Recently...'
- We will only be staying at D'deridex until late MD2. From there we are to deliver supplies and cargo to the Devoras System.

I think that's pretty much all you guys need to know for now. I'll probably give us a week or two to do some posts that are more laid back before we get into the thick of things with our new mission. I'd encourage you all to do some posts together. I think the one thing that's always been lacking on the Imperiax is character bonding (for a variety of reasons), so let's try to fix that a little bit. Make use of NPCs! There are some that are owned by specific players but just let those people know and we can get stuff done.

Oh, as already mentioned, everyone who participated in this last mission will have a shiny new commendation attached to the 'awards' section of their bios. As our last mission was so lengthy and there were only four of us who played for the majority of it, I won't be doing awards this time.

I think that's all. Thank you to everyone who has kept up with the Imperiax up until now. Our 2 year anniversary is fast approaching! I look forward to seeing how this next mission develops!

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J.P. / Commander Volus


» Lots of news, and a request for help!

Posted on 25 May 2014 @ 5:13pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol in General News

Hey everyone! So it seems that there's quite a bit of news that's just been thrown at us this past week. Some of you already know about it.. but I've been biding my time trying to get level-headed about it all. Basically, in early 2388, the Romulan Star Empire and the Cardassian Union are going to be going to war. Here is an excerpt about it as well as a link to the forum post.

LINK TO POST


Major Announcement: War Declared between Cardassian Union and Romulan Star Empire!

Throughout 2387, the Order of 12 began to really make their presence known in the Gavarian Corridor, with strategic attacks upon Starfleet and Cardassian assets throughout the corridor, including Kepler Station, Deep Space 10 and the USS Patriot. But towards the end of the year, they planned something considerably larger, and more widespread; war.

In the hopes that a war between the Cardassian Union and the Romulan Star Empire might lead to the Cardassian military returning to its prior size and reputation, and with the belief that the resulting action would require the United Federation of Planets to withdraw its Starfleet personnel in order to remain a neutral party, the Order staged an attack upon several key Romulan militarized locations within the corridor along the Romulan border, using vessels acquired from the different military Order’s and posing as ships from the 7th Order.

Outraged at these attacks and not settling for the excuses of the Cardassian government, the Romulan Senate approved a military action against a key Cardassian Starbase, Senk Nor. On Stardate 65106.02 (February 8th, 2388), a large Romulan force decloaked and attacked the Nor Class Starbase. Attacking the facility by surprise, the Romulan forces quickly disabled the weapons system on Senk Nor, leaving the station defenceless to the first wave of the attack. The attack focused on Senk Nor resulted in heaviest Cardassian casualties of the multiple attacks, and in the destruction of 2 of the Romulan birds-of-prey. In at least 4 other staged attacks, small fleets of smaller Romulan ships and attack shuttles/runabouts were used to attack relatively undefended Cardassian colonies and posts along and near the border with the neutral zone.

Fearing losing complete control of their border territories and of course to save face in the Galactic community, the Cardassian Union responded by assembling the 7th Order, located around the Corridor. With a declaration of war, the 7th Order launched a massive strike against planetary defences and a bombardment of military targets on the second planet of the Calsaria System in Romulan space. The interim Romulan Senate considered the attacks to be both unprovoked and unfathomable. Seizing the chance to gain control over large numbers of the war ships left in the Star Navy, the Tal Shiar were able to convince the Senate to answer the Cardassian call, and to declare a state of war to exist between the two governments.

In the days immediately after the attacks on Senk Nor and Calsaria, both the Romulan and Cardassian governments dispatched their ambassadors to the Federation with a warning; if Starfleet or the Federation provided any military assistance to either party, it would be seen as an act of war. With no choice but to adhere to the warnings of both governments, and under great political pressure from the Romulans, the Federation withdrew from the Gavarian Armistice Agreement and the Gavarian Corridor once again became a hostile area of space. Unwilling to surrender Federation and Starfleet interests in the region, and no longer bound by the Armistice, Starfleet began to bolster their own forces in the corridor, with Strategic Operations in the area falling under the purview of Admiral James Ryan at Deep Space 10.


There's a bit more to it than that which you can read at the link I posted above. Now, I'm not going to offer my personal opinions on this matter in this news post as I'm a firm believer of pressing forward no matter what is thrown our way. We have stories to tell and we're going to tell those stories.

Some of you might have noticed that the whole war thing does say it's for Task Force 47. You'll know that we're in Task Force 93. Regardless, as we are a Romulan ship it will still affect us. With that being said, it's not going to affect us for some time. Our current mission, which I'm hoping to wrap up by the end of June is set at the end of 2387. Our next one is also set at the end of 2387. I think the one after that will finally take us into 2388. I think we have one particular mission planned for that one, but after that I'll be open to any Romulan / Cardassian War stories if we decide to pursue that route. It's totally up to you guys since you're my crew!

Anyhow, so that's that. I did also want to mention that I do need your help. Right now, we essentially only have four active players. Three of our players are currently on LOA. I need ideas as to how we can potentially recruit more. I have an ad up on the BF forums but it doesn't seem to draw any interest. Does anyone have any ideas as to any other avenues we could pursue in getting more people? Do you know of anyone who would be interested in playing on a Romulan ship? Please let me know. I have no intention ever of letting the Imperiax die even if it remains the four of us (me, Dhael, Varuh and Valkis) playing.. but I would like to have more people.

Last but not least, let's put in a good effort in June to finish off this mission. We're almost there. Once we get there we can start our next one involving the Remans and the Borg.


» Happy Holidays From Me To You!

Posted on 18 Dec 2013 @ 12:40pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol in General News

Seasons greetings crew of the Imperiax! I would just like to take a few moments here to wish everyone a Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays / Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year from both me and Karen (Dhael). As it is a busy time, between December 20th and January 2nd you guys won't be required to work on posts if you do not have the time to do so. It would be cool if you still could but it's understandable if you can't as family is more important than anything else. During this time, both Karen and I will still be available as a computer is always near to us. So, if anyone has any questions or concerns feel free to continue sending them our way. Otherwise, have a great holidays and be safe!

J.P. & Karen


» Happy 1st Birthday Imperiax!

Posted on 15 Sep 2013 @ 12:52pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol in General News

Hey everyone!

Today is an important day in the life of our ship. One year ago, today, the Imperiax was approved to be a ship in Bravo Fleet and recruitment began. So, that makes this day the Imperiax's official birthday! Hooray!

Due to the alien nature of this sim, I have always maintained that I would run it even if it was only me and my wife (Dhael) on it. Luckily I have a handful of you along for the ride. I am extremely grateful to the time and effort you guys have put into this sim and I hope that the same has been shown from me.

Here's to another great year with more missions for the Imperiax! May she serve proudly amidst the stars of the Romulan Empire.

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J.P. / Commander Volus


Latest Mission Posts

» Easing The Tension

Mission: Silent Infestation
Posted on 14 Sep 2014 @ 8:31pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol & Lieutenant Valkis tr'Tellus

Knowing that the Commander was sceptical about his ancient training and his esteem of his Vulcan heritage, Valkis wanted to explain things a little more in detail. He hoped that the Commander would understand him better afterwards. With the time consumption of their duties he did not find the time…


» An Everyday Breakfast

Mission: Silent Infestation
Posted on 14 Sep 2014 @ 2:40pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol & Subcommander Dhael t'Anaka & Zhanduk

Three days had passed since the Imperiax departed the Anaeth System to return home. In that time, Commander Volus had remained more or less isolated from the crew. On the same day that their mission ended, the elder Romulan man was released from the medical bay and he'd spent the…


» Impeding The Borg Directive

Mission: Silent Infestation
Posted on 11 Sep 2014 @ 5:41pm by Uhlan The Mastermind & Major Tanjien Dar

The time was 0500 hours. Earlier in the night near the end of gamma shift, while the Imperiax was mere days away from their next port of call, it received a distress call from a planet fifteen light-years away. Due to the nature of the distress, Lieutenant Valkis had the…


» To Devoras... Or Not

Mission: Silent Infestation
Posted on 11 Sep 2014 @ 5:05pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol & Subcommander Dhael t'Anaka & Sublieutenant Varuh tr'Krell & Major Tanjien Dar & Lieutenant Grax & Lieutenant Valkis tr'Tellus & Uhlan Aelona t'Tomalak & Decurion N'alae t'Lareth & Decurion Gariol tr'Serobok

Commander Volus' starlog, 3-2-Ihhuein-1939AK. In the last day and a half, the Imperiax has taken on new personnel and cargo from the outpost in D'deridex. The most significant of arrivals to the ship is a Tal Shiar Agent by the name of Tanjien Dar. I suppose that it was only…


» Power Node, Part Two

Mission: Silent Infestation
Posted on 11 Sep 2014 @ 5:04pm by Sublieutenant Rejik tr'Nansalaem

Rejik learned very quickly after his departure from the Romulan Guard not to look a gift horse in the mouth. It was a simpler thing to do these days as he only had to look after himself. He didn't have to worry about protocols, regulations or the Star Empire as…