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The '''Sword of the Raptor Star''' was a revered artifact within the [[Romulan Star Empire]]. This ancient sword was reported to have been one of those crafted by the legendary swordsmith [[S'harien]] and taken by [[S'task]] during the exile after the events of the [[Sundering]].
 
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[[file:sword of the Raptor Star.jpg|thumb|The Sword of the Raptor Star in 2409.]]
 
The '''Sword of the Raptor Star''' was a revered artifact within the [[Romulan Star Empire]]. This ancient sword was reported to have been one of the three<ref>{{n|TOS|sub={{st|Rihannsu}}|The Romulan Way}}</ref> crafted by the legendary swordsmith [[S'harien]]<ref>{{sTO|sub={{stod|New Romulus}}|Latest Findings}}</ref> and taken by [[S'task]] during the exile after the events of the [[Sundering]].<ref>{{n|TOS|sub={{st|Rihannsu}}|The Romulan Way}}</ref> ({{sTO|sub={{stod|New Romulus}}|Staging Area|Latest Findings}})
   
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==History==
In [[2386]], [[Romulan]] [[Commander]] [[Taris]] informed [[Donatra]] that she was going to [[Levaeri V]] in order to investigate claims that the Sword of the Raptor Star was present on that world. ({{web|ST|The Path to 2409}})
 
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In the time preceding the [[Sundering]], the [[4th century]], [[S'harien]] was a skilled [[smith]] and lived on the edge of the [[Vulcan's Forge]] [[desert]]. There, S'harien forged the greatest [[sword]]s on {{planet|Vulcan}}. Originally a die-hard reactionary, his conversion to [[Surak]]'s [[philosophy]] of ''[[chtia]]'' ("reality-truth", logic), he became a pacifist and began destroying his swords. Admiring the craftsmanship, Surak convinced S'harien to spare three swords.
   
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When S'task prepared to leave Vulcan with "those who march beneath the raptor's wing", Surak beseeched his former disciple in [[Old High Vulcan]] to keep the three swords. Besides his wife, daughter, and their clothes, S'task only brought the three swords along for [[the Journey]]. ({{n|TOS|sub={{st|Rihannsu}}|The Romulan Way}})
In [[2409]], scientists of the [[Romulan Republic (STO)|Romulan Republic]] exploring the newly-colonized [[Dewa III]] (renamed "Mol'Rihan", or "New Romulus"), discovered an ancient blade; carbon dating placed its age at roughly the time when the blade was believed to have existed, making it likely that it was indeed the fabled sword. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdFAWUWrMts]
 
   
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[[Year]]s into the Journey, the fleet stopped at [[new Romulus|Dewa III]], an irradiated but habitable [[planet]]. The weary travellers dubbed the planet "Vastam" and established a [[colony]]. ({{stodoff|sub={{stod|New Romulus}}|The History of New Romulus}}: Volume 6, Chapter 5)
: ''The description of the Sword matches that of the [[Sword of S'task]]; whether its a second such sword or another name for that artifact is unknown. The sword seen in ''STO'' is similar in design to the Roman Gladius of ancient Earth, but much larger.''
 
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The [[captain]] of the [[colony ship]] {{ship||Surani}} held the Sword of the Raptor Star. Following a brief but bloody conflict among the colonists, her corpse was found but S'harien's sword was missing. The proto-[[Romulan]]s departed Vastam. ({{stodoff|sub={{stod|New Romulus}}|The History of New Romulus}}: Volume 6, Chapter 7)
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In [[2386]], [[Admiral]] [[Taris]] informed [[Donatra]] that she was heading to [[Levaeri V]] to investigate claims that the Sword of the Raptor Star was present on that world. ({{web|STO|The Path to 2409}})
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During the search for a capital planet to base the [[Romulan Republic]] on for political legitimacy, a [[Romulan Republican Force]] [[away team]] discovered an ancient sword in an old geode on Dewa III. [[Commander]] [[Temer]] cautiously presumed it to be the missing Sword of the Raptor Star. With the planet being ideal for colonization, and the potentially Romulan artifact lending legitimacy, the [[Proconsul of the Romulan Republic]], [[D'Tan]], authorised settling "New Romulus". ({{sTO|sub=From the Ashes|The Search for New Romulus}})
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In [[2409]], when giving visiting support from [[Starfleet]] and the [[Klingon Defense Force]] a tour of the colony, [[Foreman]] {{dis|Kylor|Romulan}} explained that what may be the Sword of the Raptor Star had been found on this world. ({{sTO|sub={{stod|New Romulus}}|Staging Area}})
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[[Head Researcher]] [[A'dranna t'Kerhav]] and her team of [[scientist]]s organized the [[archaeological]] research on New Romulus. Through [[carbon dating]] and the master craftsmanship, A'dranna identified the artifact as the Sword of the Raptor Star. She included this discovery in her presentation about the archeological findings to Proconsul D'Tan and an [[khitomer Alliance|Allied]] officer who had helped secure the colony. ({{sTO|sub={{stod|New Romulus}}|Latest Findings}})
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:''It is not revealed what happens next to the sword.''
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==Appendices==
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===Connections===
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*Revered Romulan swords:
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**[[Debrune teral'n|Debrune ''teral'n'']]
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**[[Sword of S'task]]
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**Sword of the Raptor Star
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===Background===
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*The sword seen in ''STO'' is similar in design to the Roman [[w:gladius]] of ancient Earth, but much larger.
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*No details are given about the Raptor Star itself.
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===External link===
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*{{stowiki|Sword_of_the_Raptor_Star|Sword of the Raptor Star}}
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===References===
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<references />
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[[category:mêlée weapons]]

Latest revision as of 20:58, 23 April 2020

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The Sword of the Raptor Star in 2409.

The Sword of the Raptor Star was a revered artifact within the Romulan Star Empire. This ancient sword was reported to have been one of the three[1] crafted by the legendary swordsmith S'harien[2] and taken by S'task during the exile after the events of the Sundering.[3] (STO - New Romulus missions: "Staging Area", "Latest Findings")

History[edit | edit source]

In the time preceding the Sundering, the 4th century, S'harien was a skilled smith and lived on the edge of the Vulcan's Forge desert. There, S'harien forged the greatest swords on Vulcan. Originally a die-hard reactionary, his conversion to Surak's philosophy of chtia ("reality-truth", logic), he became a pacifist and began destroying his swords. Admiring the craftsmanship, Surak convinced S'harien to spare three swords.

When S'task prepared to leave Vulcan with "those who march beneath the raptor's wing", Surak beseeched his former disciple in Old High Vulcan to keep the three swords. Besides his wife, daughter, and their clothes, S'task only brought the three swords along for the Journey. (TOS - Rihannsu novel: The Romulan Way)

Years into the Journey, the fleet stopped at Dewa III, an irradiated but habitable planet. The weary travellers dubbed the planet "Vastam" and established a colony. (STO - New Romulus duty officer assignment: "The History of New Romulus": Volume 6, Chapter 5)

The captain of the colony ship Surani held the Sword of the Raptor Star. Following a brief but bloody conflict among the colonists, her corpse was found but S'harien's sword was missing. The proto-Romulans departed Vastam. (STO - New Romulus duty officer assignment: "The History of New Romulus": Volume 6, Chapter 7)

In 2386, Admiral Taris informed Donatra that she was heading to Levaeri V to investigate claims that the Sword of the Raptor Star was present on that world. (STO website: The Path to 2409)

During the search for a capital planet to base the Romulan Republic on for political legitimacy, a Romulan Republican Force away team discovered an ancient sword in an old geode on Dewa III. Commander Temer cautiously presumed it to be the missing Sword of the Raptor Star. With the planet being ideal for colonization, and the potentially Romulan artifact lending legitimacy, the Proconsul of the Romulan Republic, D'Tan, authorised settling "New Romulus". (STO - From the Ashes mission: "The Search for New Romulus")

In 2409, when giving visiting support from Starfleet and the Klingon Defense Force a tour of the colony, Foreman Kylor explained that what may be the Sword of the Raptor Star had been found on this world. (STO - New Romulus mission: "Staging Area")

Head Researcher A'dranna t'Kerhav and her team of scientists organized the archaeological research on New Romulus. Through carbon dating and the master craftsmanship, A'dranna identified the artifact as the Sword of the Raptor Star. She included this discovery in her presentation about the archeological findings to Proconsul D'Tan and an Allied officer who had helped secure the colony. (STO - New Romulus mission: "Latest Findings")

It is not revealed what happens next to the sword.

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

  • The sword seen in STO is similar in design to the Roman w:gladius of ancient Earth, but much larger.
  • No details are given about the Raptor Star itself.

External link[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

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