|Affiliation:|| Romulan Star Empire|
|Location:|| Kevratas system,|
|Dominant Species:||Kevrata (native) , Romulan|
Astronomical Data Edit
The climate of Kevratas is intensely cold and intemperate, with frequent severe weather conditions which include ice, sleet and snow. Even at the planetary equator, Kevratas is far colder than the average Class M temperature. (TNG novel: Death in Winter)
Further Information Edit
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 Ketrava and further destabilized Romulan control. (TNG novel: Death in Winter)
Kevratas is entirely under Romulan administration, with Romulans serving as planetary officials and providing security for the system. A rebel movement exists in hiding under the leadership of Hanafaejas and receives broad support from the people of Kevratas. (TNG novel: Death in Winter)
The original architecture of Kevratas tends toward grandiose, large structures. Public buildings on the planet pre-dating the Romulan conquest are often constructed of marble, with carved wooden features and vaulted ceilings. Once Romulan rule was in place, many of these structures were adapted for higher functionality, and new construction became more utilitarian.
Kevratas is a bustling trade port for the Romulan frontier region, receiving goods from outside the empire as well as from within. Ships from Kevratas travel throughout the empire, and the central market in the capital is managed by Romulan officials. (TNG novel: Death in Winter)