In 2409 several Romulan Republic Falchion-class vessels were captured by the Tholian Assembly and taken to bases in the Azure Nebula. Allied forces effected a rescue. (STO mission: "Azure Nebula Rescue")
The Falchion-class was a sister design of the Tulwar-class warbird, both of which were variants of the infamous Scimitar-class. The Falchion-class was more defensively oriented than its relatives and was fitted with redundant deflector shield systems and larger Bussard collectors. It possessed a standard Romulan cloaking device, and could be fitted with a thalaron generator, though this was not standard equipment.
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Of the three types of dreadnought warbird appearing in Star Trek Online the Falchion-class is the only one to appear in the hands of Republic NPCs. The RRF flagship RRW Lleiset initially appeared as a Falchion-class in "Sphere of Influence", and though she was later retconned to be a Tulwar-class by "Republic Day" her NPC version retains the abilities of the Falchion-class.
|Starship classes of the Romulan Republic|
|subclass groups||Ar'Kif (Ar'Kala • Jhu'ael) • Aves (Caprimul • Harpia • Tyton) • Baratan (Deihu • Vastam) • D'deridex (D'ridthau • D'Khellra) • Daeinos (Dinaes) • Dhelan (Dhael) • Scimitar (Falchion • Tulwar) • Ha'apax (Haakona) • Khaiell (Jaeih • Ohkala) • Mogai (Valdore • Morrigu)|
|other named classes||Aelahl • Faeht • Ha'feh • Ha'nom • T'liss • T'varo|
|small craft||Jarok • Kestrel • Scorpion • Talon • Tiercel|