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pwebranflakes 04-11-2013 12:00 PM

Legacy of Romulus Dev Blog #4
 
Learn more about Empress Sela in this entry of the Legacy of Romulus News Dev Blog series.


Link to the blog.

sollvax 04-11-2013 12:07 PM

As usual cut and paste for the benefit of my mate mike (who still hasn't updated his browser)


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Star Trek: The Next Generation star Denise Crosby returns to Star Trek Online with the launch of Legacy of Romulus to reprise her role as Sela. Players will dive deep into the mysteries of the Romulan Star Empire, playing a game for the ultimate stakes as they immerse themselves in intrigue at the highest levels of power.

The daughter of a Romulan admiral and Starfleet officer Tasha Yar, Sela has always been a polarizing figure.

She has worked in the shadows to destabilize the Klingon Empire through an alliance with the House of Duras. She masterminded a foiled plot to invade Vulcan, and kidnapped Starfleet officer Geordi La Forge and brainwashed him in an attempt to assassinate a Klingon governor.

After the end of Shinzon?s rebellion, (seen in Star Trek: Nemesis) Sela has been propelled by her limitless ambition. She rose to the position of proconsul in the turbulent times after the Reman uprising, but lost it all in a power struggle with the Tal Shiar, ending up in exile.

That sentence saved her life ? and gave it new direction. In the farthest reaches of the Beta Quadrant she found the remnants of the Hirogen communications network. Using it to contact these famed hunters, she offered them hunting rights in Romulan space, struck an alliance and began rebuilding her forces.

When Praetor Taris? struggles with the Romulan admiralty in the late 2390s threatened to destabilize her rule, Sela was in the perfect position to exploit her weakness. Sela joined with the Hirogen and the Romulan fleet to retake the empire in 2403.

When the dust settled, Sela was Empress of the Romulan Star Empire. Since then, she has ruled with a mixture of strength and deceit. She has devoted much of the empire's resources to the Tal Shiar, building the power of their fleet and making them the dominate force in Romulan space. She will go to any lengths to restore the former glory of the Empire, making secret alliances of which even she may not understand the full implications.

As empress, Sela will not tolerate any dissent against her rule. She has openly denounced the Romulan Republic, saying that the movement to break away from the empire and create a new Romulan homeworld is a terrorist action. She is using the full force of the Tal Shiar to hunt the leaders of the Romulan Republic and will not stop until their organization is eliminated.

Beset by rebellion from within and enemies without, the Romulan Star Empire may be seeing its darkest days. But if there's anything Romulans understand, it is strength in adversity.

And Empress Sela always has a plan.



antrenos 04-11-2013 12:12 PM

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That sentence saved her life ? and gave it new direction. In the farthest reaches of the Beta Quadrant she found the remnants of the Hirogen communications network. Using it to contact these famed hunters, she offered them hunting rights in Romulan space, struck an alliance and began rebuilding her forces.
This does not compute. In canon (particularly Voyager in which this is a reference), the Communication Network was obliterated when Voyager destroyed one of it's relays. The singularity which was powering the array, sent a massive shockwave throughout the network.

The rest of the backstory is copy-and-paste from either TNG, or the Path to 2409. Where's the Legacy of Romulus NEWS?

captainmal3 04-11-2013 12:17 PM

It does say the REMNANTS of it, it's possible parts survived. Your second point I agree with though, there's really nothing new here. Slightly disappointing.

voyagerfan9751 04-11-2013 12:22 PM

Yeah, not getting any revelations with this blog. Was looking forward to hearing more about the Romulan Faction, but we really have heard all this with regards to Empress Sela.

tsurutafan01 04-11-2013 12:22 PM

If Sela thinks I'm a terrorist now wait until I have a C-Store D'Deridex to shove where the Tal Shiar's sun doesn't shine.

sollvax 04-11-2013 12:23 PM

on the other hand she is looking well

shpoks 04-11-2013 12:23 PM

You still haven't answered the most important question: will the players of STO as members of the Romulan Republic or any other faction have the opportunity to elliminate Sela? Through a STF like the Borg Queen or by some other means?

"As empress, Sela will not tolerate any dissent against her rule. She has openly denounced the Romulan Republic, saying that the movement to break away from the empire and create a new Romulan homeworld is a terrorist action. She is using the full force of the Tal Shiar to hunt the leaders of the Romulan Republic and will not stop until their organization is eliminated."

I must admit though, taking this into consideration the Romulan Republic looks more and more challenging by the day. :)

eisenw0lf 04-11-2013 12:24 PM

Nothing new here. :confused:

vegeta50024 04-11-2013 12:35 PM

So if I understand this right, it was already pretty clear to you guys that the Tal'Shiar are following Sela's orders right up until she "vanished" in the Featured Episode series? To me, the whole bit with the Romulan Republic is a major Retcon as far as the story goes for the federation side.


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