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Scene: Commander's Quarters, R.R.W. Taen v'Latas


The flames burned. The screams of the victims echoed deep into the night.

Every night, Maikel would wake in a cold sweat, remembering what it was like to be Borg.

Thankfully, he was freed with the single stroke of a Tobarri crafted neurolytic warhead -- a controversial device designed to liberate entire Borg ships with a single volley.

Controversial because the majority of those "liberated" failed to survive the process, unable to accept fates left them by the elements.

Maikel considered himself lucky to have faced liberation and survived.

It meant he was given the chance to return to his family, to hold his wife once more ? and to meet his children who were now grown.

It was his chance to again serve his people, helping them with a cause better than when he had been taken slightly less than 50 years previous.

This was his chance at Mnhei'sahe ... a complex concept which rules most of Rihannsu (or Romulan) life in terms of honor.

Each night's horrifying dreams reminded Maikel ir-Rahvan tr'Triheu strongly of Mnhei'sahe ? and how he would spend the rest of his life fighting the Borg if necessary.

For this reason, the former flag officer of the Romulan Star Empire willingly accepted high rank in the navy of the Romulan Republic ? as well as would willingly join the fight as part of the Alliance Central Command.

Respectfully,

VAdm. Maikel tr'Triheu
CO, R.R.W. Taen v'Latas
Future Joint Forces Commander
Alliance Central Command

aka.
--Mike Tripp

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# 142
05-06-2013, 09:47 AM
We are preparing for the coming Romulan faction ... are YOU????

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# 143
05-07-2013, 03:39 AM
I would be interested in joining your fleet sounds like an interesting bunch of people. my in game handle is Kavek@talore
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# 144
05-07-2013, 04:29 AM
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I would be interested in joining your fleet sounds like an interesting bunch of people. my in game handle is Kavek@talore
Got you switched over on our forums and invited in game ... including an invite to our private in-game chat channel.

Welcome to the Alliance!

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# 145
05-07-2013, 05:52 AM
Who Are We?


We represent a small, casual group built on respect with a rather creative heart

One family spread across two fleets ... one KDF and one Fed ... with a shared in-game private chat channel that keeps us in contact with one another.

Although we do have a teamspeak server, it tends to be a quiet place as many of our players prefer simplying chatting via our group's in-game chat channel, saving voice comms for the coordinated operations ... or for when that socialization bug hits.

Many among us are more "lone wolves" when it comes to playing the game. These individuals may enjoy chatting as they play, but primarily run solo.

Now this doesn't mean everything is solo as there are times where we'll team up in twos and threes to run fleet mark or STF missions together ... or lurk together behind enemy lines inside the bounds of Ker'ret.

The point is that we are small ... dedicated we a shared common love of game ... but small, none-the-less.

Our Fed Starbase is Tier III and headed to Tier IV.

Our KDF starbase is Tier IV and starting the long march to Tier V.

Truthfully, it takes longer for us to progress than the larger fleets, but that's okay ... we just keep putting one foot in front of the other and eventually get where we're going.

So, if you're looking for a friendly place where you can kick your feet up by the roaring fire without all the drama ... We might be just what you're wanting.

Interested? ... The register on our forums and let us know! http://alliancecencom.com

A HUGE thank you to Cryptic for the Mogh-class battle cruiser!
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# 146
05-07-2013, 03:31 PM
If there is one thing that I and others love about the game, its that we can play characters that until now have only existed in our imaginations and written stories.

What few do not know is that the central core group that start Alliance Central Command can trace our origins back to a group that has been around for over 20 years ... alt-starfleet-rpg.

From their website ... "Welcome to ASR, or simply "STAR FLEET"- a PBEM interactive role-play game made up around 100 writers spread across 18 units assigned to one of three distinct timelines. The ASR universe- the PRIME universe, as we call it- was created in 1991, and is set in a time period around 40 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, in the Earth calendar year 2424."

Their stories all exist in a shared fictional universe where the player who writes the story weaves their stories into the overall fabric of the whole thing.

Now, we split off from them and created a group much like them called Star Trek: Frontiers which continued writing for several years under that umbrella ... and then came Star Trek Online.

For those like me, it was a chance to take the characters we have been writing for 20 years and reboot them into an "alternate" universe, not unlike what JJ did.

You see, 2409 was a time when for many of us ... our characters existed and advanced forward from. So we rewound them and began again with our stories still working together in a shared universe.

Yes, not all our players write ... but some of us do.

We created Alliance Central Command to exist as casual fleet where players co-exist and play the game respectfully side by side.

Some of us are solo players. Others like to group up and enjoy limited team play. Then we have a few who are into radio drama and podcasting with others of us loving to write.

What connects us all is that we enjoy the Star Trek Online universe and enjoy existing within it together.

If you are interested, check us out at http://alliancecencom.com today!

A HUGE thank you to Cryptic for the Mogh-class battle cruiser!
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# 147
05-09-2013, 04:25 AM
Let me say quickly that as one who has been beta testing the new Romulan missions ... WOW ... best in the game.

You will NOT be disappointed and I can see myself wanting to run these many, many times.

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# 148
05-09-2013, 11:07 AM
Who Are We?

We represent a small, casual group built on respect with a rather creative heart

One family spread across two fleets ... one KDF and one Fed ... with a shared in-game private chat channel that keeps us in contact with one another.

Although we do have a teamspeak server, it tends to be a quiet place as many of our players prefer simplying chatting via our group's in-game chat channel, saving voice comms for the coordinated operations ... or for when that socialization bug hits.

Many among us are more "lone wolves" when it comes to playing the game. These individuals may enjoy chatting as they play, but primarily run solo.

Now this doesn't mean everything is solo as there are times where we'll team up in twos and threes to run fleet mark or STF missions together ... or lurk together behind enemy lines inside the bounds of Ker'ret.

The point is that we are small ... dedicated we a shared common love of game ... but small, none-the-less.

Our Fed Starbase is Tier III and headed to Tier IV.

Our KDF starbase is Tier IV and starting the long march to Tier V.

Truthfully, it takes longer for us to progress than the larger fleets, but that's okay ... we just keep putting one foot in front of the other and eventually get where we're going.

So, if you're looking for a friendly place where you can kick your feet up by the roaring fire without all the drama ... We might be just what you're wanting.

Interested? ... The register on our forums and let us know! http://alliancecencom.com

A HUGE thank you to Cryptic for the Mogh-class battle cruiser!
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# 149
05-13-2013, 06:10 AM
What follows come's from the following source ... http://ses-stask.tripod.com/romulanguide.html

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Romulan (Rihannsu) Overview

Romulans, also known as Rihannsu, are a Beta Quadrant race from the planet Romulus (ch?Rihan). As a branch of the Vulcan species, Rihannsu have pointed ears and upswept eyebrows. Many, but not all, possess a small V-shaped ridge above the bridge of their nose, uncommon to Vulcans. Males have softer facial features than Vulcans. The height of Rihannsu males range between 5'7" to 6'3" and their weight is between 145 to 250 pounds. The males have strength two to three times greater than that of the average non-Rihannsu humanoids. The height of Rihannsu females range from 5'6" to 5'9" and weigh between 126 to 165 pounds. There are a few exceptions as in any race, however Rihannsu females are, like the males, generally of greater strength then those of other races. Like Vulcans, Rihannsu blood is green when oxygenated in the arteries and is copper or rust colored when deoxygenated in the veins. The Romulan heart is gray. The maximum Rihannsu lifespan that can ever be expected is approximately 250 standard years, with more typical figures ranging from 200 to 230.


Names and Forms of Address

Names:

Rihannsu who are members of noble houses will have three names:

A FIRST (given) name
A SECOND (location) name - This locative name is prefixed by i- (in the city of) or ir- (in the region of).
A THIRD (house) name

Prefixes used on Romulan Third (last) names:
t' ? for females e.g. Isha t?Valdran
tr' ? for males e.g. Ejiul tr?Kihal
Cha' ? more ancient prefix, less common than t' or tr' e.g. Valerian Cha'Vatal

A commoner will have only a FIRST name and a SECOND name.


Forms of address:

rekkhai = Rihannsu for "Sir." Used for both male and female.
By rank = Khre'Arrain or erei'Riov
By rank and last name = erei'Riov tr'Ra'slethefi

The CO of the ship is addressed either as Commander (Riov), rekkhai or his/her rank.
The XO of the ship is addressed either as Subcommander, rekkhai or his/her rank.
Unlike Starfleet, the rank is never shortened. An erei'Arrain, is not called Arrain, they are called erei'Arrain. A khre'Riov is not called Riov, but khre'Riov.
A person's first name is never spoken by another, unless they are intimate friends.

Romulan Ranks and Federation Equivalents:

Erein = Ensign
erei'Arrain = Lieutenant Junior Grade (Lt. JG)
Arrain = Lieutenant
khre'Arrain = Lieutenant Commander
erei'Riov = Commander
Riov = Captain
khre'Riov = Commodore


Society & Honor

Rihannsu society is matriarchal and based on a highly structured caste system. At the center of the Rihannsu code of behavior is the importance of "Mnhei'sahe." It is an abstract measurement of a Rihannsu's personal honor and is often used as a status symbol in their culture. Mnhei'sahe, which translates loosely to "the ruling passion," centers around a strong respect and appreciation of honor, duty, courtesy and strength. In all interactions between Rihannsu, it is imperative that all parties leave afterward feeling that their honor and "face," is intact. If not, it is paramount to denying mnhei'sahe to the offended party. If the offending party feels he can apologize without himself losing face, he does so. Wars, executions and deaths of entire households can be required to satisfy mnhei'sahe. If mnhei'sahe is always intact within the Empire, the Rihannsu believe that they can never lose.

If the disgraced party is beyond redemption, those present may simply execute him or allow him to commit ritual suicide, in order prevent further disgrace and loss of mnhei'sahe. It is not a specific set of rules, but an unspoken understanding which guides the actions of all Rihannsu throughout life. Rihannsu honor their word when it is given to another. To break with one's word means dishonor and a loss of mnhei'sahe, a fate worse than death. Politeness, respect, and quiet dignity are always required if mnhei'sahe is to be satisfied. The worst thing that can happen to a Romulan, worse than death is dishonor, and to have their name removed from House records and State records, showing they are no longer a citizen of the Empire.

Rihannsu honor power as much as they honor loyalty. If not for one's self or House, then always for the Empire. Rihannsu are always loyal to the Empire itself, not to any one person. For the Rihannsu, power cannot be defined in standard Terran terms, but in the power of mnhei'sahe, and it defines the very structure of Rihannsu society.

Status is ordered according to rank, house status and personal accomplishments in a long chain until ending with the lowest status, that of a prisoner. Prisoners are considered even lower than slaves - a prisoner is without honor and is not fully Rihannsu.

It is rare for any two Rihannsu to have the exact same social standing. Although prestige and social standing are often related to rank, social status should not be confused for military chain-of-command. Ranks affect social structure, not vice versa. The way things are set up is to ensure that no Romulan is on an even setting with another. Two erei'Arrain's are not equal. The erei'Arrain that has held the rank longer is considered the superior officer.

Romulans place a lot of stock in where they are both in the military and in their houses as well as where their houses are in society. They have a caste system and are loosely based on the Roman Empire. Great Houses have more say / money / etc. than Lesser Houses and Lesser Houses have more say / money / etc. than the peasant class.

There are many methods of which an individual may rise in status: merit and achievements (as well as military honors), subterfuge and betrayals (including blackmail and strategic use of personal or political secrets), the gaining of powerful allies, "elimination" of opponents, wealth (buying of support) and pressure tactics.


Government

While the military plays an important role in Romulan society, it is the Romulan Senate that controls the government. The Romulan Star Empire is a republic.

The highest Romulan rank is the Praetor, who presides over the Romulan Senate and acts as chief of the executive branch. The Praetor heads the Continuing Committee, which is comprised of the Empire's most elite individuals, which make decisions of the utmost importance.


Tal Shiar

By the 24th century, the government of Romulus is dependent upon the Tal Shiar, the Federal Intelligence Agency of the Rihannsu Empire, to maintain order and stability among both civilians and the military. They have a broad scope of power, extending into all walks of Rihannsu life, and all citizens are assured in their safety, knowing the Tal Shiar are everywhere, watching for disloyalty and/or threats to the Empire. The Tal Shiar is known for its brutal tactics, which include routine kidnapping, torture, and assassination. Many Romulans fear even expressing dissenting opinions as to not spark the interest of the Tal Shiar. They are considered above the law and are responsible for ensuring the loyalty of ALL citizens, even high placed government officials and military personnel.


Tal Diann

The Tal Diann is Military Intelligence, as opposed to the Tal Shiar, which is civilian. It is the Romulan Star Command?s internal affairs division, and as such, fills a multi-function role in the Romulan Star Navy. The Tal Diann polices its own, and operates counter-intelligence operations against the Tal Shiar. They maintain and monitor relations between the Star Command and the various fleets, as well as between fleets themselves.

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# 150
05-14-2013, 04:23 AM
Who Are We?

We represent a small, casual group built on respect with a rather creative heart

One family spread across two fleets ... one KDF and one Fed ... with a shared in-game private chat channel that keeps us in contact with one another.

Although we do have a teamspeak server, it tends to be a quiet place as many of our players prefer simplying chatting via our group's in-game chat channel, saving voice comms for the coordinated operations ... or for when that socialization bug hits.

Many among us are more "lone wolves" when it comes to playing the game. These individuals may enjoy chatting as they play, but primarily run solo.

Now this doesn't mean everything is solo as there are times where we'll team up in twos and threes to run fleet mark or STF missions together ... or lurk together behind enemy lines inside the bounds of Ker'ret.

The point is that we are small ... dedicated we a shared common love of game ... but small, none-the-less.

Our Fed Starbase is Tier III and headed to Tier IV.

Our KDF starbase is Tier IV and starting the long march to Tier V.

Truthfully, it takes longer for us to progress than the larger fleets, but that's okay ... we just keep putting one foot in front of the other and eventually get where we're going.

So, if you're looking for a friendly place where you can kick your feet up by the roaring fire without all the drama ... We might be just what you're wanting.

Interested? ... The register on our forums and let us know! http://alliancecencom.com

A HUGE thank you to Cryptic for the Mogh-class battle cruiser!
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