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The Battle of Draylax occured in the year 2155, only days before the Earth-Romulan War was declared, as part of the Romulan Star Empire's war effort to conquer the Coalition of Planets.


The Battle

Using their Arrenhe'hwiua telecapture technology, the Romulan Star Navy commendeered three Klingon battlecruisers and used these vessels to launch an assault on the Draylax system in their efforts to incite conflict in the region.

Once attack was imminent, the Draylaxian government sent out a call for help. Having recently signed a mutual defence pact with the Alpha Centauri Concordium and Draylax, the United Earth government was obligated to help, thus the Earth Starfleet vessel Columbia, that was on patrol in the region, was dispatched to help. Uncomfortable with the odds Captain Hernandez contacted Captain Archer of the Enterprise to provide backup.

By the time Columbia got to Draylax, their defence ships were destroyed by the attackers and begun bombardment of the surface. Columbia engaged them the captured Klingon battleships and managed to destroy one, but took some damage. The timely arrival of the Enterprise evened out the odds and the Starfleet forces quickly destroyed another ship.

At this point three Klingon Defense Force ships arrived on the scene, destroyed the remaining captured vessel, then left the system without establishing communications.


Since at this point they were unaware of the existence of the Romulan's telecapture technology, this attack and the Klingon Empire's unwilingness to provide a satisfactory explanation for the events left many in the Coalition of Planets think that it was a preamble to a full scale war and ignoring the rising threat of the Romulans. (ENT novel: Kobayashi Maru)



Battles of the Earth-Romulan War (2155-2160)
Prelude Devastation of Coridan IIIBattle of DraylaxBattle of Alpha CentauriBattle of Calder IIKobayashi Maru Incident
2155 Battle of Tarod IXFirst Battle of DenevaFirst Battle of BerengariaSkirmish near Threllvia IVFall of Threllvia IVFirst Battle of Altair VI
2156 Battle of AndoriaInvasion of CaporyMission to Aeihk'aeleir ShipyardInvasion of Draken IVSecond Battle of BerengariaBattle of AlgeronAmbush in the Onias sectorSecond Battle of Altair VIBattle of Tau Ceti IVSecond Battle of Deneva
2157 Battle of Gamma HydraBattle of Galorndon CoreBattle of Prantares
2159 Search for the SeleyaAttack on GravenorMission to Epsilon ThetaMission to EncariaBattle of TyburnThird Battle of Altair VIBattle of VorkadoThird Battle of DenevaBattle of Beta VirginisBattle of Delta Pavonis
2160 Battle of TenebiaDevastation of DraylaxAttack on SolBattle of Cheron