Revolt on Three Worlds

Early in the Resolute War the Romulan worlds in the Voltanis Sector were easily overrun and occupied by Klingon and Federation forces. As the war continued and the conflict moved deeper and deeper into Romulan territory, the Voltanis area became a backwater to the fighting, isolated and quite. However, a serious uprising on most of those worlds took place in the third year of the war due to the brutal mistreatment of Romulan civilians by occupying Klingon troops. Federation forces in the area were also taken off guard by the fast-moving rebellion and were mostly overwhelmed.

When occupying a world, the Klingon Empire is well-known for being especially brutal to non-Klingons, and this was also proved to be true on the subdued worlds in the Voltanis Sector. Brutal rapes, mass killings, virtual slavery, and shocking torture were standard procedure against the local population of Romulan civilians and virtually nothing held back the blood-lust and hyper-aggressive nature of their Klingon occupiers. Two years into the war, the Voltanis Sector erupted into mass violence as the noncombatants began fighting back against the directed violence and hate by the Klingons. 

The former sector capital world of Alpha Voltanis saw a planet-wide revolt by the Romulan populace against the Klingon garrisons across the planet. Heavy fighting took place in most major cities, with the civilians using unconventional weapons against their heavily armed oppressors. Bombardments by orbiting KDF ships failed to halt the insurrection for two weeks, but finally additional troops and ships were sent from the core worlds of the Klingon Empire and the planetary population was beaten back into submission. The capital city remained in confusion, with various bands of Romulan rebels roaming the countryside independently; eventually they were all hunted down and killed by Klingon troopers.

On Zeta Voltanis the Romulan civilians sabotaged the power network, taking the Klingon occupying troops by surprise. The locals knew the layout of the cities much better than their subjugators and were able to outmaneuver them for months, mainly using the sewer systems and staging attacks against smaller enemy-held positions. The population refused to support the Klingon soldiers in any manner, which led to brutal repression tactics on the part of the Klingons against any and all Romulans they could get their hands on. Ultimately the rebellion on Zeta Voltanis died out as its advocates were hunted down one by one and executed.

The Romulan world Walmar saw the occupying fortifications fall to a sneak raid. The main fort in the capital city was run by the United Federation of Planets after the local defense forces were neutralized early in the war. To date, Fort Marinus was the largest Federation position taken by surprise. On June 2, 2371 AD, local Romulans staged a game of grav-stickball outside the UFP stronghold. The Federation soldiers watched the game, as they had done on previous occasions. Eventuall one of the balls was hit through the open gate of the fort, and the Romulans rushed in and found the weapons which Romulan cleaning women had smuggled into the fort. More than 200 Federation troops and support staff were killed, wiping out the entire armed garrison in the struggle; later the Romulans fled the fort after starting several fires that nearly burned the entire complex down. The fort contents, books and paperwork were brought out and burned in the street, and the buildings systematically demolished.


Wider Revolt
As the rebellion in the Voltanis Sector grew, Starfleet officials met at their new orbital military based around the Mqdrekkor Homeworld to discuss about how to deal with the Romulan civilian insurrection. The Federation had only a few troops at hand, in the form of the protectorates' garrison; at most, several hundred soldiers. Many of the more experienced Starfleet military commanders were in UFP space leading the invasion there, and the nearest major military force was at the fleet base at Canopus, guarding against potential Romulan counter-attacks. 

The senior Starfleet Admiral in charge in the region was Satok, a career Vulcan officer. He defused the tense situation long enough to gather a militia from the local garrison and dispersed the rebel forces on Zeta Voltanis. He also immediately began to re-establish order on Walmar and pardoned the civilian rebels. The revolt had also spread to the high-population world of Soria, where the Klingon forces were attacked on a nightly basis and many bureaucratic officials were killed. Unrest continued until the intervention of General Kragar, who defeated a rebel army at the Battle of Soria City later that month. Troubles extended north to Civetta, Tosti and Delver Prime and several smaller colony worlds. Kragar mobilized 40,000 Klingon soldiers to restore order. Most of the rebel leaders were tracked down and executed; by the fall at least 25,000 rebels had been killed.

While the repressions were unfolding on Soria, Admiral Saltok led his force onto Tarabay, a Romulan colony in open revolt. The local authorities put up very little resistance to the Starfleets forces when they landed on the planet: the former occupying Klingon forces had failed to organised defences and key fortifications fell easily to the rebels, and the local KDF militia were not mobilized. The planet finally came back under control by joint Federation and Klingon occupation but low-level unrest continued for several more years






 





 





 
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ENHANCED PHASER CANNON

During wartime, many new weapons were developed to counter an enemies strengths, and the Enhanced Phaser Cannon (EPC) was one such weapon built by the United Federation of Planets during the immense Resolute War. Designed and first built by Starfleet defense specialists at Beth Delta I, this weapon was fabricated with the destruction of capital ships in mind. Housed in a special heat absorbing casement, this 6 barreled high-energy rotating phaser cannon was constructed into a dedicated forward-facing armored housing and it was extremely effective against immovable objects like space stations and starbases, and very large warships. 

The EPC is a extremely high powered military-grade phaser, even stronger than a Type X planetary defense phaser and it proved very effective on the battlefield. Its only negatives were the massive power requirements and its forward-only facing firing arc, which severely limited its ability to traverse the battlefield with energy weapons fire compared to standard pod-mounted phasers and phaser collimator rings. Since it had a limited firing arc, it was almost never mounted on static Starbases or other orbital defenses in Federation space. 




It also had huge power requirements and most starships mounting this weapon needed a back up energy source to fuel its power-hungry needs and standard fusion reactors fell far short of the energy demands needed. Ultimately, only a micronized secondary matter/antimatter power plant could feed the weapon the amount of energy it needed. On the field of battle, the weapon worked exactly as predicted: it was short-ranged but very powerful. Luckily, the weapon also had very few kinks to work out and could be mounted on frigate-size and larger starships. Later, it also proved extremely effective against Dominion capital warships in the Dominion War (2374 to 2376 AD) and became a mainstay of Federation warship design.






 

EMPIRE-CLASS SCOUT (ROMULAN)

In the third year of the war the Romulans fielded the ultrafast Empire-class Scout, which escorted and scouted for the much larger Romulan fleets. It had life support issues but overall was a well-rounded design, and it was able to be built in a fraction of time that the much larger D'deridex-class warbirds were. In fact, over 300 of these vessels were constructed, most at Pilatus. T'Liss, and Burgas Prime.

The drive system of the Empire-class scout was exceptionally robust; it didn't use a quantum singularity core like its larger predecessors but instead had a highly compressed matter/antimatter core and extensive fuel tankage, enabling it to go far behind enemy lines. One of this class was thought to have scouted the Klingon Homeworld prior to the Romulan attack on that system, a potentially devastating raid that almost ended the war completely.







 






 
 
 

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