This handsome, dusky olive-skinned race is a passionate race. They are fierce in war, love, and play. In this respect, they have changed little from their heritage of Ancient Vulcan. They enjoy good food and trustworthy companions. Their love of life is seen in the stunning vitality, clarity, and ferocity of their art. Their devotion to duty and their loyalty to the Empire exceeds even that of the most fanatical Klingon. Rihannsu starships are all equipped with powerful fusion explosive devices for use in the destruction of the craft. Rather than be taken prisoner, most Rihannsu would rather die with their ship.
Cautious at best, xenophobic at worst, the Rihannsu people have a right to paranoia born of their violent history. The experience with the Orion pirates on ancient Vulcan burned a lesson into their minds forever: never trust an alien. In the mind of a Rihannsu, only another Rihannsu person is worthy of respect and civility.
Romulan Culture & Society
There is an old Rihannsu proverb that sums up the culture rather well: "Certain it is and sure: love burns, ale burns, fire burns, and politics burns. But cold was life without them." Here is an in-depth look at Rihannsu (Romulan) Role Playing in our organization.
- Romulan Culture: A more detailed explanation of Rihannsu (Romulan) Culture & The Ruling Passion
- Romulan Society: A deeper look into Romulan Society.
- Romulan Family: A look into the Romulan Family Structure.
- Romulan Names: A look into Romulan naming conventions and history.
- Romulan Clans: A look into Romulan Clans and Houses.
- Romulan Religion: Looking at Romulan Religion.
- Romulan Education: A brief look at the Romulan Education System
- Romulan Fashion: A look at Romulan fashion, civilian and military.
- Romulan Recreation: Romulans like to have fun too!
- Romulan Worlds: A brief look at the heart of the Romulan Star Empire.
- Romulan History: A look at the history of the Rihannsu people.
The Rihannsu (Romulan) government is a tightly-run tricameral (three house) system of checks and balances designed to prevent anyone group or individual from monopolizing power for too long a period. Owing its existence to the harsh rule and eventual overthrow of Vriha T'Rehu, the Ruling Queen, the Rihannsu system has worked rather well considering the turbulent history of the Rihannsu people.
- Romulan Senate: A look at the Romulan Senate's Upper and Lower Houses
- Romulan Praetorate: A look at the Praetorate (Council of Executives)
- Romulan Economy: A brief look at the Romulan Economy
- Romulan Justice: A brief look at the Romulan Justice System
The Romulan military is the backbone, and in many instances, the entire foundation of the Romulan Star Empire. To be Romulan is to fulfill one's duty, and to fulfill one's duty one must serve. Every member of the Romulan Empire must serve in the military, this mandatory 10-year service is called the Serona. Those who do not serve in the military are considered shameful and have no active role in Romulan society.
Serving in the military is the largest path to success and the easiest method to bring honor to one's house and clan. The Romulan military consists of three branches, The Galae, the Tal'Shiar, and the Rei'Krannsu. The Gai'Shian is actually a sub-branch of the Galae but also consists of planetary militia and local police forces. Read all about them below!
- The Galae: A look at the Romulan Imperial Navy.
- The Gai'Shian: A look at the Romulan Militia/Marines.
- The Tal Shiar: A look at the secretive Romulan Intelligence Agency
- The Rei'Krannsu: A look at the Elite Rangers
- Romulan Weapons: A look at the Romulan Weaponry
- Common Rihannsu Phrases: A look at the commonly used words and phrases of the Rihannsu
- English to Romulan Dictionary: Dictionary from English to Romulan
- Romulan to English Dictionary: Dictionary from Romulan to English
- Romulan Pronunciation Guide: A guide to Rihannsu Pronunciation