This is the third installment of “Our History, Our Times”, a news series that examines Federation history and SB118’s place within that history. This historical news series will continue with the most recent history and make its way back to explore major events and notable SB118 fleet actions. This instalment focuses on the current year (2 years after the Hobus Supernova) and current struggles between the Romulan, Klingon, and Federation powers.
The Klingon Invasion of Romulan Space: 2389
The Klingon Empire takes advantage of the confusion with lightning strikes into Romulan space. The empire takes control of the Tranome Sar and Nequencia systems in a matter of days, and is poised to strike deeper into Romulan territory. The Klingons temporarily halt their advance when Starfleet sends a fleet to protect the Romulan/Klingon border, but tensions remain high and there are reports of minor skirmishes between Federation and Klingon starships.
“We have no ‘relations’ with the Klingons. They see us as prey, now that tragedy has made us vulnerable. We see them as the brutish beasts they have shown themselves to be, time and again. We wonder how many more of us will die, and how many neutral planets will be attacked before you see that, too.” – Senator Vreeya, Romulan Star Empire
All diplomatic talks with the Klingons have failed. The Federation is told to “stay out of Klingon internal affairs”. The Klingons continue their assault on Romulan held territories. With marginal approval, the Federation Council has authorized the use of military intervention. StarFleet Command has been directed to begin sending ships into Romulan space to aid with the wounded and protect civilian populations.
On the Next “Our History, Our Times”:
The Aftermath of the Hobus Supernova Part IV – The Klingon Invasion of Duronis II
“What I remember the most was the sheer overwhelming odds. We were vastly outnumbered and if it weren’t for the creativity of the crew we wouldn’t have made it.” – Lt Cmdr Alucard Vess