Romulus

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Facts

  • Primary: Eisn
  • Also known as: ch'Rihan
    • With Remus, known as the "Two Worlds" to Romulan people (TNG Novel: Q & A)
  • Capital: Ki Baratan (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
  • Class M
    • Oxygen-rich as compared to average class M environment (TNG Short Story: "Suicide Note")
  • Sister world to Remus
  • Inhabitants: Romulan
  • Rotational period: ~26 hours (TNG Novel: Death in Winter)
  • Settled c.5th century by Vulcan exiles
  • Nation
  • Relatively poor in metals (TOS Novel: Vulcan's Soul)
  • Illegal to field Romulan Guard materiel on Romulus (TNG Novel: Death in Winter)
    • Personnel allowed (TNG Novel: Death in Winter)

History

  • c.5th century: First settlement by Vulcan exiles

Locations

  • All major cities also bear "providences", or smaller towns/suburbs adjacent and politically/economically bound with them
    • Such providences named with "ir-" prefix; e.g., "ir-Dartha"
  • Ehrie'fvil (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
    • Small continent in southern hemisphere (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
    • Similar in size, climate to Greenland (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
    • Uninhabited prior to being opened to Reman settlement late-December 2379 (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
  • Unknown continent
    • Apnex Sea
      • Great Apnex River (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
        • Presumably either feeds or flows from the Apnex Sea
      • Coal-black waters (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
    • Gal Gath'thong (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing; TNG: "The Defector")
      • Site of "firefalls" (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing; TNG: "The Defector")
    • Ki Baratan
      • Known as Dartha until mid-2370s (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do, Kobayashi Maru; VAN Novel: Summon the Thunder; TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
      • On coast of Apnex Sea (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
      • Rural outskirts tend towards traditional gray brick and mortar, smaller structures with spires (TNG Short Story: "Suicide Note")
      • Government Quarter (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do, Kobayashi Maru; TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
        • Constructed on the site of some of the oldest settlements on the planet (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
        • Also known as the ira'sihaer (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
        • Hall of State (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do, Kobayashi Maru; Star Trek: Nemesis; TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
          • Also known as the Senate Chamber (VAN Novel: Summon the Thunder; TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
          • Located at the geographic center of Ki Baratan (VAN Novel: Summon the Thunder)
      • Krocton Segment (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Mausoleum district (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
      • Unknown district
        • Vikr'l Prison (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
    • Rarathik District (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
      • Leinarrh (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
        • Rural settlement (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
      • Noted for production of kheh (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
    • Valley of Chula (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do; TNG: "The Defector")
    • Unknown location
      • Bardat Academy (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
      • Sihaer nnea Rrhiol ch'Chulla (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Rateg (TNG: "Unification I")
        • City

Indigenous Life

Animal

  • Aafvun'in'hhui mollusk (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Edible mollusk (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
  • Caotai'hhui (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
    • Sessile tubelike animal native to the Apnex seabed (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
      • Possibly analogous to a sea cucumber or sea sponge by context
  • Drabbik (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
    • Some sort of animal that lives in a warren (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
  • Hlai (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
    • Animal prone to kicking (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
    • Native to the Valley of Chula (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
  • Hlai'hwy (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Bird, possibly domesticated or kept as pets (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Reference to being kept in a cage
    • Some varieties have red plumage (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
  • Hnoiyika (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing; TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
    • Predatory animal, possibly some form of feline-equivalent (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Skin sometimes cured for leather (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
  • In'hhui (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
    • Lobe-finned water-dwelling animals native to the northern Apnex Sea (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
    • Connection to in'hhui'lasendt unclear
  • In'hhui'lasendt (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Large water-dwelling animals once native to the Apnex Sea (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Apparently akin to whales
    • Gladnular secretions served as source of power for the first Romulan settlers on Romulus (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Extinct c.12th century (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
  • Kekla-gnat (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
    • Flying pest species (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
    • Smallest insect on Romulus (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
  • Mogai (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru, To Brave the Storm; TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
    • Shore-dwelling bird native to the region around the Apnex Sea (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
    • About two meters tall (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
    • Carnivorous (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
    • Produces a shrieking sound (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
  • Nei'rhh (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
    • Shore-dwelling bird native to the region around the Apnex Sea (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
  • Nhaidh (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
    • Multilegged animal (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
    • Habitat includes Ki Baratan sewers (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
  • Oallea bug (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Insect
  • Tesrat (TNG Short Story: "Suicide Note")
    • Nesting, stinging animal (TNG Short Story: "Suicide Note")
  • Unnamed beetle (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
    • Found in Ki Baratan (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
    • Females are venomous, have distinctive markings on their abdomen (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
    • Strong pincers akin to a rhinoceros beetle (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)

Plant

  • Grekekla tree (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
    • Fragrant blooms emerge during the month of K'ri'Brax (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
    • Blooms attract kekla-gnats (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
  • Kheh (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
    • Native grain (TTN Novel: Taking Wing)
  • Rreinnte tree (TNG Short Story: "Suicide Note")
    • Source of leaves used for hvetollh tea (TNG Short Story: "Suicide Note")