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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 Earth-Romulan War, 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, that wasn't seen on screen, was titled "Foe in retreat after Cheron debacle", in reference to this battle.
According to the reference book Star Trek: Federation - The First 150 Years, the planet Cheron seen in TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" was the namesake of the battle. However according to Star Trek: Star Charts (Pages 60 & 66-67) there were two Cherons. The planet seen in "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" was a planet in the 83 Leonis system and the Cheron of this battle between an allied fleet and the Romulans was Omicron Gruis, a class F star with the magnitude of -1, which was 100 times brighter than Sol.
The battle was described in the 2011 novel To Brave the Storm as a battle at the planet Cheron seen in "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield".

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