This is the first installment of ‘Our History, Our Times,’ a new series that examines Federation History and SB118’s place within that history. This historical news series will begin with the most recent history and make its way back to present major events and notable SB118 fleet actions. The first instalment deals with The Hobus Supernova, the fall of the Romulan Star Empire, the recent Klingon Invasion into Romulan space, and the political struggles within and between the Romulan, Klingon, and Ferderation powers.
Catastrophe Hits: 2387
In 2387, the Hobus Supernova threatened the galaxy. Ambassador Spock stopped the supernova by using red matter to create a black hole, which consumed the supernova. Before he could, however, the Hobus Supernova destroyed Romulus and Remus.
“Imagine losing your home. Forever. Once you have that, imagine that not only your home but all of the places you remember growing up. Every plant, every creature, gone, never to be seen again. Then imagine that the great majority of your people are also gone… Now, imagine that your entire way of life, every institution, every tradition, your place in the universe, all of it, was broken into pieces. Imagine the unity you once enjoyed shattered. Imagine that all this was lost, not to time which can be endured, or to an enemy which can be attacked, but in a terrible fire, the betrayal of the same sun that nurtured it all. Now imagine this all happening at the same time. If you can somehow imagine that all at once, then imagine never being able to stop imagining it.” – Senator Vreeya, Romulan Star Empire
The Romulan Star Empire, a once formidable power, was brought to its knees with the loss of its home world, Senate and the resulting vacuum of a unifying leadership. The federation jumped into action offering aid and assisting any Romulan who would accept their help. However, the Klingon Empire refused to join the relief convoys.
On the Next ‘Our History, Our Times’:
The Aftermath of the Hobus Supernova Part II – The Year of Internal Struggles
“The Klingons will offer no treaty, no aid, and no hand that is not holding a blade.” – Chancellor Martok