Wouldn't it better serve your purpose if you were starting a new thread with Romulus?
Just like the people of Cheron (cloaking technology...!) the Romulan Star Empire was located at the outer rim of known space, sector Z-6 to be precise. Many years ago and before TNG I attempted a sketch of known space as a sphere or globe (Sector J-39 somewhere in the middle) where sector Z-6 was sort of speaking the South pole.
Considering the Romulans were unregistered colonists or exiles (think Botany Bay and Australia) I always thought the South Pole analogy to be a good one.
"Intention counts for nothing when it ignores what came before."