Life Span: 200 years
Warp capable: Yes, 320 AD
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: None known
Federation Status: Allied
Affiliation: Romulan Star Empire
First Encountered: TOS: “Balance of Terror”
Blood Coloration: Green
Distinctive Features: Pointed ears, cranial ridges
Known members: to many to name
The Romulan and Vulcan species are closely related, and are only distinguished by facial ridges that are more common in Romulans. Romulans are surprisingly different from their distant cousins both in physiology and in behavioral customs. Romulan technology includes the “cloaking device” allowing them stealth and making them formidable opponents.
After the Treaty of Algeron went into effect, the Romulans retreated into political and social isolation from the Federation.
By the 23rd century, the highest position of power was held by the Praetor, who presided over the Romulan Senate.
By the 24th century, the government of Romulus was dependent upon the Tal Shiar, the Romulan secret police, to maintain order and stability among both civilians and the military. The Tal Shiar was known for its brutal tactics, which included routine kidnapping, torture, and assassination.