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

» 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


» Mission Update (September 2016)

Posted on 01 Oct 2016 @ 8:56pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol in General News

Jolan tru!

This is something that I have been doing for the last few months on the two other ships I command, and I figured that it's about time that I start doing it over here, especially as I've decided that I will be continuing to command the Imperiax. I blame Michael for my 'change of heart'. :P Really though, it came down to me knowing that I would regret closing it if I did. So I'm not. And the 2015 sim of the year will continue.

The purpose of these mission updates is to keep everyone on the same page with what's going on in the sim whether it's about the current mission, future missions, or things involving the site itself. I tend to do them at the beginning of the month so look out for them from this point forward.

The Current Mission
The Imperiax arrived at the location of the collapsed singularity and found the wreckage of a Romulan ship. A short distance from the wreckage was a damaged shuttlecraft. It was discovered that the away team was aboard the aforementioned shuttlecraft, much to Commander Volus’ relief. The Imperiax altered course once again and headed for the Vreenak. Due to the damage it suffered from the explosion of the V’ashnu, the Imperiax could not retrieve the shuttlecraft through conventional means. Sublieutenant Varuh had a plan though. He, and Commander Volus took one of the Imperiax’s own shuttlecraft to mount a rescue operation which proved to be successful.

The Next Mission
Revealing Truths is mission number six. That means our next mission will be number seven. We have four more missions until we conclude season one. Things are going to start ramping up big time with some of the things that I have planned. As I was not expecting to continue the Imperiax, it's probably going to take some time for me and Karen to figure out what we're doing for the next mission. We have a basic premise but we still need to discuss things. As we are still working on the final post for this mission there is still time and I envision we'll have things planned out sufficiently for the start of mission seven.

Recruitment
We need people! Not yet, but when we start the new mission. With Patrick's departure in August we are down to five players. I'm okay with that for now. We're wrapping up the current mission.. however I will be trying to recruit people for some of our department head positions. I'd like to get at least three more if I can. Currently, the Tal Prai'ex and Tal Shiar rep positions have been disabled. I just feel like they are problematic positions (unless played by really good people). If we start getting alot of new players I might open them up again but we'll see how things go. I'd like to fill in some other positions first. We're in need of a Leader of Medical, Leader of Science, Leader of R&D, Leader of Flight Control, Leader of Communications and lastly a new Reman Master.

Site Things
I have a couple of site things to mention in this update. Firstly, we finally have a new skin. It is now the default skin but if you can't see it then you'll need to go your site options and change it to LCARS. The skin was something that was plaguing me for MONTHS and I'm so glad that I've finally come up with something that I really like and I think revitalizes the sim's look a little bit by making it appear more Romulan! I've changed the bio buttons again to coincide with the new look. If you notice anything that might be out of the ordinary, let me know and I'll investigate.

The other thing I'd like to mention is that I might be putting together a wiki. This is because the Imperiax is kind of in a unique situation as we're one of the only alien sims in all of Bravo Fleet and thus we have our own history and events happening that we need to keep track of. I can't do this alone though and I am going to need some help so if anyone would like to volunteer I would greatly appreciate it. I don't know when I'm going to start on this project. University stuff starts for me soon.. but it's on my agenda.


That's more or less it for this month. I apologize for flip-flopping so much about whether or not I was staying or not. It hasn't been an easy decision for me and I hope you will all understand. I've been really frustrated with alot of things. I still am. So much is expected of me but I can only do so much. I will always do my best though. I am a perfectionist in that regard. Anyhow, let's push through the post that's currently going on so that we can wrap up this mission and move on to the next!

J.P. / Commander Volus tr'Keirheol


» Happy Birthday To The Imperiax!

Posted on 15 Sep 2016 @ 5:39pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol in General News

Four years ago today, I was granted my first ever command in Bravo Fleet; the Imperiax. I'm so proud that she is still around even if it's in her final months / days. So many people have come and gone in the last four years but there have been three individuals (besides myself) who have been a constant the entire way. I know that I've said this before, but I will say it again. Thank you to Karen (Dhael), Andreas (Valkis) and Michael (Varuh) for sticking with this sim for as far as it has traveled. I am sad that I will be stepping down soon, although as it has already been explained OOCly, I need to do this for real life reasons. While this will be the last birthday on the Imperiax that we celebrate together, I ask that we all look back on the good times we've had. It certainly has been a pleasure doing this.

Happy birthday!

J.P. / Commander Volus


Latest Mission Posts

» 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…


» A Gift From An Old Friend

Mission: The Choices We Make
Posted on 20 Nov 2016 @ 8:19pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol & Rejik tr'Nansalaem & Valkis tr'Tellus & Admiral Evelyn t'Sernak

There was one direct benefit to having Rejik's ship in their possession. It meant that he and Volus could go wherever they wanted to at any point in time. Being in between assignments, this was a good thing. They could forego the traditional travel methods of shuttlecrafts or transports and…


» The Clan Grows

Mission: The Choices We Make
Posted on 20 Nov 2016 @ 12:17am by Sublieutenant Varuh tr'Krell & Uhlan Mardek tr'Krell

Mardek walked the path behind Varuh, the lord of house Krell, towards the Hall of the Elements of the Krell estate. The beautiful trummed trees and neat flower beds radiated calm. They passed a small pond containing colorful fish while a statue poured water into a smaller tube made from…


» Orders

Mission: The Choices We Make
Posted on 14 Nov 2016 @ 8:37pm by Centurion Lyirru tr'Illialhae

1st d. of 4th m. of Earth, y. 1940 AS. 1415 Hours

Lyirru knelt on the freshly cut grass as he tended to the boarder. It was full of colour now he had managed to spend time tidying it up after his long absence.

He had found the medical leave…


» Farewell, Part One

Mission: The Choices We Make
Posted on 10 Nov 2016 @ 6:56pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol & Subcommander Dhael t'Anaka & Sublieutenant Varuh tr'Krell & Valkis tr'Tellus

A few weeks had passed since the Imperiax had been destroyed, and Valkis had used them to think about his life. His entire life he just wanted to serve the Romulan people, but things had changed. He had learned a lot from the katra of Tellus. He had studied philosophy.…