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Kevratas was a planet located in the Kevratas system in the galaxy's Beta Quadrant, and the homeworld of the Kevrata species. It was a subject world of the Romulan Star Empire during the 24th century but seceded following the Hobus revelations in 2409. (TNG novel: Death in Winter; ST video game: Star Trek Online; Bait and Switch: "Saith Daepahr hrrafv Llaiirevha, Part I")
Colonists from Kevratas founded settlements on a number of worlds sometime prior to the 2330s. By the 2330s, Kevratas was under Romulan rule and many Romulan citizens immigrated and took up permanent residence. In 2339, bloodfire plague ravaged the planet's native population and the Romulan government did nothing to stop it.
In 2379, the plague arose again during a period of instability on the planet. Kevrata insurgents were in rebellion against Romulan authority, taking advantage of the weakness of Praetor Tal'Aura's rule in the wake of the fall of Shinzon. Tal'Aura dispatched Commander Sela to take over the Romulan government on the planet and impose a strict system of martial law. A successful, covert intervention by current and former Starfleet officers Doctor Beverly Crusher, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Doctor Carter Greyhorse, Lieutenant Pug Joseph and Romulan dissident Decalon produced a plague vaccination for the Kevratans and further destabilized Romulan control. (TNG novel: Death in Winter)
In 2396 another bloodfire outbreak erupted, and the disease spread to multiple other planets before Praetor Taris ordered a quarantine of the Kevratas system by the Grand Fleet. However, Taris seemed uninterested in acquiring the Federation's cure. Thousands of people died of starvation and disease.
In protest over the actions of the Romulan government Kevratas declared independence from the Empire in 2398. Kito, a prominent Kevrata, declared that "They've given us nothing but death and offered nothing but more pain. We owe Taris no allegiance." Taris ordered the military to crush the revolt, but General Tebok defied Taris and negotiated a settlement with Kito, ordering that relief supplies be delivered to Kevratas immediately and conducting him and other Kevratan leaders to Rator III to present their grievances to the government in Nova Roma. Taris ordered Tebok to resign but was overruled by the Romulan Senate. This began a power struggle between Taris, the Senate, and the military that eventually led to the overthrow of Taris in a coup d'etat in 2403. (The Path to 2409)
Following the Romulan Republic's revelation in 2409 that the Tal'Shiar were responsible for the Hobus supernova, Kevratas again declared independence from the Empire. (Bait and Switch: "Saith Daepahr hrrafv Llaiirevha, Part I")
- Kevratas (The Mysterious Case of Neelix's Lungs: "Caretaker")
- Amriel (Bait and Switch: "Aen'rhien Vailiuri")
People from Kevratas Edit
- Alina t'Aimne, Romulan (The Mysterious Case of Neelix's Lungs)
- Hanafaejas, Kevrata (TNG novel: Death in Winter)
- Kito, Kevrata (TNG novel: Death in Winter)
- Sarsachen tr'Sauringar, Romulan (Bait and Switch)