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Virinat was a major Romulan agricultural colony located in the Virinat system in Tau Dewa sector block. (ENT novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing; ST novels: Articles of the Federation, A Singular Destiny; STO video game: Legacy of Romulus)
Veltor's sister was a schoolteacher who lived on Virinat. At a rally in 2381, Veltor rhetorically asked who was responsible for not allowing him to travel to Virinat, with the crowd shouting out Donatra, Tal'Aura and Shinzon's names. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Rough Beasts of Empire)
Virinat was populated by survivors of the destruction of Romulus in 2387, and over the next twenty-two years the survivors established a thriving colony. But in 2409, two weeks before the Borg attacked the Vega colony, a mysterious alien vessel attacked the colony in unison with Tal Shiar forces. A small group of survivors fled the planet in a antiquated Bird-of-Prey and linked up with the Romulan Republic. (STO missions: "A Day on the Farm", "A Day in the Sun", "Virinat, Invaded", "Flight from Virinat")
The leader of the group of survivors from Virinat returned a few weeks later at the request of his first officer and fellow survivor of the colony, Tovan Khev. The crew of the warbird had been given evidence that the Maori of Virinat had been collaborating with D'Tan to perform terrorist attacks on Romulan civilians. The away team sent to the planet found another survivor of Virinat had also arrived with their allies opposite of the faction the Virinat survivor had allied with.
Months after the massacre on Virinat, the reasons for the destruction of the colony became known to the Virinat survivor after being captured and forced to fight in a Tal Shiar arena. During their escape, data files belonging to Colonel Hakeev revealed he had destroyed Virinat to demonstrate to the Iconians that the Romulan Star Empire would not tolerate "defector" colonies. (STO mission: "Coliseum")
Ironically, this decision would ultimately doom the Romulan Star Empire as it led the Virinat survivor and Tovan Khev to pursue Hakeev with a passion. Very shortly after rescue from the Tal Shiar arena on Nopada, the Virinat Survivor, alongside Obisek and their allies in the Federation and Klingon Empire would eliminate the Tal Shiar leadership during the Battle of Brea III, the killing of Hakeev by the Survivor and Obisek's hands and the kidnapping of Empress Sela by the Iconians. (STO mission: "Cutting The Cord")