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The Hollow Crown, Issue 2 is the second issue of a two-part Star Trek: The Original Series comic, Romulans: The Hollow Crown, written and illustrated by John Byrne and published by IDW Publishing in October 2008. The book continues Byrne's Romulan saga, exploring the Klingon-Romulan Alliance.

Publisher's description

From solicitations
The best laid plans go often astray… but with so many conflicting agendas, whose plans will see fruition, and whose will fail? Court intrigue, assassinations (attempted and successful), weddings, promotions, and Klingons at every turn! This concluding tale from the annals of Star Trek by John Byrne ends with a bang—literally!


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ActusArennGaiusGerryKloorKolothKorKorlatunnamed Romulans
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BaronerKerasJames T. Kirk

Starships and vehicles

D7-class/K-class battle cruiserFederation freighterRomulan smallcraft
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USS Enterprise


bridgeengine roomFederation spacelanesRomulan Neutral Zone
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Races and cultures

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States and organizations

Federation Starfleethonor guardKlingon EmpireKlingon-Romulan allianceRomulan Star EmpireUnited Federation of Planets

Ranks and titles

Admiral of the fleetcommandergeneralpraetorqueenRomulan Praetor

Science and technology

airlockatombloodbonecloaking devicegravity wellKlingon disruptor pistolmind-sifterphaserpoisonRomulan plasma weaponstarthrustertransporter

Other references

assassinationcold warcoronationdistress signalgraduationtreasontribbletribble huntwedding



The story picks up about six months after the preceeding issue, circa 2268, and continues on for about a month. It then skips forward a further three months to the conclusion of the story.

Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
The Rings of Tautee
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Art of War
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2268.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in 1 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
The Ultimate Computer
c. 2268
Issue 2, pages 21-22
Next adventure:
Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited

Production history

Published Order
Previous comic:
The Hollow Crown, Issue 1
TOS comics
John Byrne's Romulans
Next comic:
Schism, Issue 1
Previous story:
Stories by:
John Byrne
Next story:


Related stories

Romulans: Pawns of War, by John Byrne
Alien Spotlight: RomulansRomulans: The Hollow Crown (12) • Romulans: Schism (123)


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