Klingons are a humanoid warrior race, which originally came from the planet
(Kronos). They are a proud and tradition-bound people who value personal
honor above all else, and
the aggressive Klingon culture has made them a military
feared and respected by all. Also Klingon physiology is quite unique,since
multiple redundancies for almost all vital bodily functions. This characteristic,
as brak'lul, gives the Klingon warriors enormous resiliency in battle,
possess two livers, an eight-chambered heart, and 23 ribs, unlike the 20
They have no tear ducts, and their blood is a lavender-colored fluid
the considerable sophistication of klingon technology, significant gaps
exist in Klingon
science, in part due to cultural biases that injured warriors should be
left to die or to
out the Hegh'bat, a ritual meaning as much as suicide
using a "D'k Tagh"knive which is
chest, the son or friend would than remove it and cleane it on his sleeve.
achievement of any Klingon's life is to
die with honor, and preferably in a honorable and
battle, hence the saying "It is a good day to day" before going
to myth, ancient Klingon warriors slew their gods a millennium ago. They
more trouble than they were worth. Perhaps this is why the Klingons
have no devil; They
Klingon society, the death of a warrior who has died honorably is not mourned.
in such cases,
survivors celebrate the freeing of the spirit by gathering around the body,
than the eyes of
fallen warrior ar pried open and let loose a powerful howl, which is discrebed
of the victorious. Klingon beliefs hold that the howl is a warning for
the dead to be
because a Klingon warrior is about to arrive. in other cases, a sacred
funereal dirge is
in memory of the deceased. Klingons believe in an afterlife but there is
no burial ceremony.
dispose of the body in the most efficient means possible, confident that
the warrior's spirit
now joined Kahless the Unforgettable, who was said to await those
who were worthy for
a mythological place of the afterlife for the honored dead.
tradition holds that "the son of a Klingon is a man the day he can first
hold a blade".
Klingon ritual is the R'uustai, or bonding ceremony, in which
two individuals join
becoming brothers and sisters. Klingons believe that they have the instinctive
look an opponent in the eye and see the intent to kill. Another Klingon
tradition holds that a
who dies by their own hand will not travel across the river of blood
to enter Sto-Vo-Kor.
a Klingon warrior strikes you with the back of his hand, it is interpreted
as a challenge to the
warriors speak proudly to each other, they do not whisper or keep their
far away or whispering are considered insults in Klingon society
Klingon nation was founded some 1.500 years ago by 'Kahless the Unforgettable',
the Klingon people by killing the tyrant, Molor. The first contact between
the Klingon Empire
the United Federation of Planets took place in 2218, which was a disastrous
event that led to
a century of hostilities between the two powers.
2268 the Klingon Empire entered into a brief alliance with the Romulan
Star Empire, which
in the sharing of military technology and spacecraft designs, providing
the Romulans with
battle cruisers, and the Klingons with cloaking technology.
in 2293 a catastrophic explosion occurred on the Klingon moon Praxis, which
damage to their Homeworld and the destruction of their key energy resources.
the economic disarray that followed, the Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, leader
of the Klingon High
found that his empire could no longer afford its massive military forces.
a peace initiative, offering to end some 70 years of hostilities with the
the century that followed, the Klingon High Council was a hotbed of political
intrigue. So in
the Empire was nearly plunged into civil war when the Council Leader K'mpec
died of poison.
murder, viewed as a killing without honor under Klingon tradition, triggered
a bitter struggle to
K'mpec's successor. K'mpec had taken the unorthodox precaution of appointing
as his Arbiter of Succession, namely the renowned Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Enterprise NCC-1701-D. Under Captain Picard's mediation, political newcomer
as the sole candidate for Council Leader.
in 2368 the Klingon Empire endured a brief but bitter civil war, when forces
loyal to the
Duras family unsuccessfully attempted to block Gowron. Though their nation
empire, an emperor has not ruled it for more than three centuries. This
dramatically in 2369, when the clerics of Boreth produced a clone of Kahless
Although their initial claim that the clone was the actual Kahless was
this clone was regarded as the rightful heir to the throne, and with the
support of the
Council Leader Gowron, was initiated as the ceremonial Emperor of the Klingon
2371, the station Deep Space 9, was drawn into a conflict between the Klingons
which led to the treaty breakup by Gowron and enter yet again a hard
conflicts and battles with the Federation. A year later though, when the
in a full-scale war with the Dominion, Gowron had to save the Klingon Empire
from a possible
destruction. He was forced to reinstate the khitomer accords, and join
the Federation in a
and honorable battle.