After three years of operation, Cryptic Studios will be releasing their first expansion pack for Star Trek Online, entitled Legacy of Romulus. The expansion will add Romulans as a playable faction along with a plethora of new content including new worlds to explore, and new ships to explore them with.
One of the storyline’s main antagonists will be Sela, the daughter of Tasha Yar and a Romulan official. First introduced in The Next Generation‘s The Mind’s Eye, and later in the two-parter, Redemption, Sela was portayed as a Romulan’s Romulan, if I may. Bent on galactic domination via subversive and stealth tactics. She attempted to destabilize the Klingon-Federation alliance by brainwashing Geordi La Forge into almost murdering a Klingon Governor, and by coming very close to starting a Klingon civil war.
Following the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, Sela was exiled to the Beta Quadrant. During this time she formed an alliance with the Hirogen, and not long after was able to conquer the Romulan Empire’s government and establish herself as its emperor. As antagonist in the expansion, Sela represents the official Romulan government, opposed to founding any new planets and alliances with the Federation.
Star Trek Online: Legacy of Romulus is being developed by Cryptic Studios and will be released on May 21st, 2013.