Romulan Guard

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Facts

  • Military of the Romulan Star Empire (TNG: "Unification II")
  • Official name: Galae Command (TNG Short Story: "Suicide Note")
    • Term drawn from Rihannsu fan lore, mentioned in above work
  • Divided into legions
    • First Legion
    • Fifth Legion (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
      • Military research and development (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
      • General goals decided by commanding admiral, specific directions and implementation by chief technologist (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do, Kobayashi Maru, Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Unknown Legion
      • Planetary administration (TNG Novel: Death in Winter)
      • Manages and controls subject worlds following annexation (TNG Novel: Death in Winter)

Crew

  • Officers
    • Officer training at Imperial War College (TNG: "Face of the Enemy")
    • Ranking, highest to lowest:
      • Admiral
        • Admirality divided into echelons of seniority and prominence (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
        • Members of lower echelon known as khre'rior, often translated as "vice-admiral" (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
      • Commander (equivalent to Captain)
      • Subcommander (equivalent to Commander)
      • Centurion (equivalent to Lieutenant Commander)
      • Subcenturion (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm; TNG Short Story: "Turncoats")
      • Lieutenant (equivalent to Lieutenant)
      • Sublieutenant (equivalent to Ensign)
    • Officers are usually expected to serve until retirement or death, but resignations are allowed
  • Enlisted
    • Highest to lowest:
      • Decurion (equivalent-ish to Petty Officer)
      • Uhlan (equivalent to Crewman) (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
        • Plural: uhlanu
  • Uniform
    • As of mid-22nd century, enlisted field operatives wear orange fatigues (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • As of 24th century, silver tunics (Various)
      • Praetorian personal guard wear black (TNG Novel: Death in Winter)

Organization

  • Major positions
    • Commander-in-chief
      • Proconsul serves as commander-in-chief of the Romulan Guard (TNG Novel: Death in Winter; TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
        • Not explicitly stated by texts, but implied
          • Death in Winter established Tomalak as newly-appointed commander-in-chief December 2379
          • Taking Wing established Tomalak as newly-appointed Proconsul December 2379

Technical Details

  • Fleet transitioned from ion drive-based propulsion to singularity drive-based propulsion c.mid-to-late 23rd century (Novel: Articles of the Federation)

Notes

  • Classified directives delivered in deep-green PADDs (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
  • Romulan military starships tuned to generate internal vibrations keyed to trigger production of Romulan adrenaline-analog (TNG Short Story: "Turncoats")