Dale Sams wrote:
In STO, there's a little fyi fact shown during load time that says Picard and Spock went to the Vulcan High Command (whatever its called) and asked for help in assisting Romulus. They were rebuffed. This delay probably did in Romulus.
I have no idea if this is fleshed out in STO. If so, I haven't got there yet.
That's from the Countdown
comic prequel to the movie, which STO uses as backstory.