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The Romulan Front was the name given by Cardassians to the frontline conflict between the Cardassian Union and the Romulan Star Empire during the Dominion War, from 2374 to 2375. It was an especially bitter warzone, with high casulties. (DS9 episode: "Tears of the Prophets", DS9 novels: The Never-Ending Sacrifice, The Missing; ST - The Fall novel: The Crimson Shadow)

Zones of conflictEdit

Keralek Base, set in an arctic zone on Ogyas III, was the site of a Cardassian weapons research base, with a mixed civilian-military population. The Dominion converted the base to a Jem'Hadar cloning facility, but kept the Cardassian research population on-hand to act as a shield to the facility. Keralek was commanded by Gul Rantok and the Vorta Verisel, overseeing a mixed force of Cardassians and Jem'Hadar. Dalin Tret Khevet and Glinn Rugal Pa'Dar were also members of the Keralek garrison. When the Romulans entered the war against the Dominion alliance, Ogyas would become the site of a ground war between the two antogonists. The Romulans would assault Keralek, with no care for the civilians, resulting at last in their evacuation. At the war's end, when the Cardassian fleet betrayed the Dominion in the final hours of the war, the Jem'Hadar would massacre almost all the Cardassian soldiers on Ogyas, before leaving in their ships. The few surviving Cardassian soldiers were taken as prisoners of war by the Romulans, and, alongside other prisoners of war from across the front, would still be prisoners of war in 2385. (DS9 novel: The Never-Ending Sacrifice, The Missing)

LegacyEdit

The Romulan Front is remembered as one of the worst conflicts for the Union, with the Romulans not being disposed to be kind to their enemies, either during or after the war. In 2385, while attempting to infiltrate True Way elements on Cardassia Prime in the militaristic North Torr district, Ravel Dygan, undercover as Rakhat Blok, would claim that he had served on the Front and first ran as a refugee from the Jem'Hadar before being taken as a Romulan prisoner of war. Also during that year, the popular reactionary politician, Evek Temet, claimed that he too had served on the Romulan Front. It was noted, however, that "records from that conflict were of course very fragmentary, and there weren’t many people left to confirm or deny his stories." (ST - The Fall novel: The Crimson Shadow)

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