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Battle of Cheron

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The Battle of Cheron was a pivotal battle that took place in 2160, between the Romulan Star Empire and an Earth/Andorian/Vulcan/Tellarite alliance. The outcome of the battle effectively ended the Romulan Wars, with the "humiliating defeat" of the Romulans. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II" production art)

Even into the mid-24th century, the battle remained an intense embarrassment for the Romulans, which, according to Alidar Jarok, would be retributed by "the new leaders" on Romulus, who "vowed to discard the treaty and claim the Neutral Zone," with Nelvana III being the first step. (TNG: "The Defector")

An article in the Picard family album, which may not have been seen on-screen, titled "Foe in retreat after Cheron debacle", apparently in reference to this battle. Unfortunately, the rest of the article content is unknown.
The battle's connection to Cheron (if any) was unknown. The reference book Star Trek: Federation - The First 150 Years assumes both Cherons to be the same planets/star systems, however.
Geoffrey Mandel, the author of the Star Trek: Star Charts, believed that there were two systems that shared the name:
  • Cheron (83 Leonis). This was the Cheron visited in TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield".
  • Cheron (Omicron Gruis). Primary was a Class F star. It had a magnitude of -1, which was 100 times brighter than Sol. This system was located in the Romulan War Theater of Operations (2156-60), and was the site of a battle. This was the Cheron where an allied fleet fought the Romulans and won. (Pages 60 & 66-67)

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