The Romulan Star Empire is an enigmatic and imposing presence throughout the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. Since its founding, the Romulans have risen from a lowly band of Vulcan exiles to one of the superpowers of the Star Trek galaxy.
The seat of power for the Romulan Star Empire, the Senate is headed by the Praetor, followed by the Proconsul, the Vice-proconsul, and finally the senators. Cold calculations and deceit often lead to change of leaders.
The Tal Shiar is the elite intelligence agency of the Romulan Star Empire. It is a highly-respected and feared force. Its purpose is to ensure the security of the Empire form it's interstellar enemies - most notably the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire.