After the tragedy of the Hobus supernova and resulting destruction of their homeworlds, the Romulan and Reman populations were separated into three primary groups.
The second group of Romulans and Remans has organized under the guidance and leadership of D'Tan, a reunificationist who learned under the tutelage of Ambassador Spock. D'Tan believes that in order to restore the greatness of the Romulan Empire, the old ways must be abandoned and all survivors need to come together to rebuild from the ground up.
Survivors make up the third primary group of Romulans and Remans. These are people scattered across the galaxy, doing their best to make a new life in the shadow of their homeworlds' destruction. They have rejected the iron fist of the Tal Shiar, but they also doubt that D'Tan and his forces possess the ability to achieve their goals.
You, the player, start as a member of this third group. Doing your best to simply live your life apart from Sela and the Tal Shiar, as well as D'Tan and the Romulan Republic, you have managed to reach a level of happiness and comfort as a member of an agricultural colony.
It remains to be seen if you will be able to stay unaligned in the long run, but for now, no one seems to even know your colony exists
We have many more Dev Blogs planned for you before the expansion launches and we cannot wait for you to be able to start your adventure as a member of the Romulan Republic this May. See you in-game!
Scott "Goatshark" Shicoff
Lead Content Designer
Star Trek Online