Daystrom Institute Library Files: Romulan Thrai Warbird


A fan made Daystrom Institute library file on the powerful Romulan Thrai Warbird from Star Trek Online.

Star Trek YouTuber Ketwolski has produced a series of fan made Daystrom Institute library files covering everything from Cardassians to the Temporal Cold War. These files are both fun and full of fascinating background information that both casual and long time devoted Trekkies will find interesting.

The Romulans are not known for having battleships. The Romulan fleet is built on being stealthy and dropping their cloak just long enough to blast their enemies and disappear like they were never there. That doesn’t mean that the need for a heavy capital ship doesn’t sometimes appear though.

The Romulan Thrai Warbird is a ship from Star Trek Online, so if you’re not familiar with the vessel watch this dramatic reading of a Daystrom Library File on the ship.

The Thrai Warbird is of course Beta Cannon, that means it has appeared in a game or book, but not on television. Whatever appears on television is Alpha Cannon and official, Beta Cannon is official too, but if something on television contradicts it then it loses out. So if the Thral Warbird appears in Star Trek: Discovery and is a much smaller ship then that’s what it is in the official Alpha Cannon.

The fact that the Romulan Thral Warbird isn’t officially Alpha Cannon doesn’t make it any less cool though, and perhaps we will see a Thral Warbird in Star Trek: Discovery, it would be the correct time period after all.

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