So in this thread we discuss what to do about the canonical destruction of Romulus. Some good ideas were had, and some excellent points made by @ryu_ketsueki and @darktrooper501. Pushing forward into making this an actual plot line, I’m gong to open up with the fact that we have an amazing potential to involve a lot of characters here and do other mini-plots. We have a lot of characters that have starships in some way.
Ongoing notes are here.
Within canon the sequence of events which leads to the destruction of Romulus and the scattering of the Romulan people is roughly this main source for this is here:
- Picard convincing Starfleet to build a rescue fleet of unprecedented size in 2385 using the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards orbiting Mars. They aim to build 10,000 warp capable ferries to rescue the inhabitants of Romulus before the supernova occurs.
- On First Contact Day (April 5th) 2385 a synthetic lead terrorist assault occurs, the entire fleet is destroyed along with igniting the martian atmosphere and turning the satellite defense grid against the surface, killing 92,143 people.
- Picard pushes for Starfleet to allow him to use old derelict vessels from vessels from Beta Antares Ship Yards and the 40 Eridani A Starfleet Construction Yards but Starfleet refuses.
- In 2387 Ambassador Spock devises a desperate plan to save Romulus using “Red Matter”, these events lead directly to the rebooted Star Trek movie in 2009. Spock ultimately fails and is too late to save Romulus.
In-game the year is now 2387. To maintain continuity we should say that Spock gets attacked prior to reaching Romulus and that Solas Tempus cannot prevent the supernova which kills so many Romulans and destroys their empire.
This makes logical sense, a Earth had (as of 2019) 7.674 billion people on it. Even with the Wormhole Drive of the STV Basilisk, it’s going to take a lot of time and a lot of trips to evacuate an entire planet. I think I calculated somewhere along the lines of 3 million could fit on that ship at maximum capacity. Even with that incredibly high number, it would take at least 3 full trips to evacuate the entire planet. Loading that many people and unloading them will take time, a lot of time.
Our plot is going to start with the need for help, in line with us staying away from anyone playing major characters in the Star Trek Universe, we won’t have a scene where Spock asks for help. Instead, we’ll put that into the background.
Solas Tempus will need to build a team, what I’m wondering about first is; what obstacles are Solas Tempus / other forces going to face on their way to do this?