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

» Some Good News... Finally

Posted on 14 Oct 2014 @ 12:22pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol in Sim Announcement

After nearly five months of waiting, I am pleased to report that a storyline idea I have going forward for the Romulan Star Empire has been approved. The main focus of the storyline will involve Hobus, the Tal Shiar and our wonderful government. We won't see much of it in the current mission that we are doing, but as we move along there will be bits and pieces that are going to come together. So keep a look out! The Imperiax is going to be playing an important part in developing Romulan history in the years to come.

J.P. / Commander Volus

» 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!

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.


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

Latest Mission Posts

» Deserter, Traitor, Imposer - What Is Rejik?

Mission: Silent Infestation
Posted on 05 Nov 2014 @ 5:57pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol & Lieutenant Valkis tr'Tellus

Considering the nature of the mission that the Imperiax and her crew were about to embark on, it made sense for Volus to give his people some time to gather information and prepare for what was to come. The Empire's Borg Directive made their course of action clear but Volus…

» Speculations And Paranoia

Mission: Silent Infestation
Posted on 05 Nov 2014 @ 4:26pm by Commander Volus tr'Keirheol & Subcommander Dhael t'Anaka

Following morning breakfast with the senior staff, Volus made his way out of the wardroom and onto the bridge. With the Imperiax still about two days away from the Xolecis System, his presence wasn't presently required there so he ordered the helmsman to take watch.

Volus had much on his…

» Open The Forges Of War

Mission: Silent Infestation
Posted on 02 Nov 2014 @ 8:23pm by Sublieutenant Varuh tr'Krell & Subcommander Dhael t'Anaka & Decurion Bisrik i-Mnaeha & Decurion N'alae t'Lareth

Varuh leant back into his seat while he put some order into his thoughts. Before him, three PADDs were placed on the table and three seats were waiting for his crewmates for the meeting to take place. He had read through available data on the Borg during the last two…

» Moonshine, Part Two

Mission: Silent Infestation
Posted on 14 Oct 2014 @ 1:22pm by Sublieutenant Varuh tr'Krell & Decurion Bisrik i-Mnaeha & Zhanduk

Varuh met Bisrik in his office to discuss the process of Ale-making. He would be able to describe the industrial process and help Bisrik to develop smaller versions of the equipment needed. A PADD in front of them Varuh began to explain.

"So basically we need to make a wort…

» Finding An Edge

Mission: Silent Infestation
Posted on 08 Oct 2014 @ 2:25pm by The Mastermind & Major Tanjien Dar

Jen left the wardroom and headed straight to the Tal Shiar Centre. If she was to order the recovery of the technology, she needed to know everything the agency knew about Borg technology and how to bypass or at least combat it. She quickly typed out the message on the…