Khitomer Conference attendees
The Praetor of the Romulan Star Empire in 2266 sponsored a bold and dangerous mission of the military to attack the United Federation of Planets. The Praetor ordered their flagship, a Romulan Bird-of-Prey under the command of a veteran officer, to cross the Neutral Zone and attack a series of Federation outposts.
Some members of the crew of the Bird-of-Prey had connections with the Praetor; one in particular was Decius, who sent the Praetor a message regarding the "glorious mission" after Earth Outpost Stations 2, 3, 4, and 8 had been destroyed. In actuality, by sending this message and breaking radio silence, Decius had inadvertently given away the Bird-of-Prey's position to the USS Enterprise and the Praetor's "finest flagship" was eventually hunted down and destroyed. (TOS: "Balance of Terror")
In an alternate timeline created by Christopher Pike avoiding his debilitating accident in 2266, the Neutral Zone Incursion of 2266 instead led to an encounter between Pike's USS Enterprise, James T. Kirk's USS Farragut, and a Romulan fleet, having arrived subsequent to Decius' message, led by the Praetor herself, ultimately leading to the outbreak of a war that would still be going on after two decades and have killed millions. (SNW: "A Quality of Mercy")
|Praetors of the Romulan Star Empire|
|Colius • Unnamed (c. 2266) • Neral (c. 2374) • Hiren (c. 2379) • Shinzon (c. 2379)|
Tarses' paternal grandfather
Unnamed Romulans (24th century)