Klingon Empire
Klingon Empire
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Dominant Species Klingon
Founded 9th Century
Capital New Qo'noS
Government Feudal Monarchy
Head of State Chancellor Krenek, Son of Kol
Legislature High Council
Location Beta Quadrant
Military Klingon Defense Force

Founded over 1,500 years ago on the planet of Qo'nos by Kahless the Unforgettable, the Klingon Empire is a feudal government that is centered on the pursuit of honor and conquest.

Background

Government

Officially the Klingon Empire is led by a clone of Kahless the Unforgettable who serves as Emperor; however, the true leadership of the Empire rests with the Klingon High Council consisting of a Councilor from each of the 24 Great Houses and a Chancellor chosen from among the High Council membership. By law the Chancellor is selected after ritualized combat where the victor is named Chancellor and the loser is typically killed. While a woman may lead a Klingon Great House she may not pursue Chancellorship under current regulations. To administrate the territory of the Klingon Empire Governors are normally appointed to oversee regions on behalf of the leaders of the Great Houses.

Membership

While a race may petition to join the Klingon Empire the more common means by which a race joins the Empire is following their world being claimed by the Empire in combat.

Dominant Member Species

Gorn
The stubborn and territorial natives of Gornar, the Gorn are extremely stronger and taller than other humanoids. With slitted silvery eyes, sharp teeth, claws on their hands, and scaled green rubbery skin, the Gorn were conquered by the Klingon Empire in the late 24th Century.
Klingon
A proud warrior race from Qo'noS, the Klingons can be identified by their cranial ridges, dark skin, muscular build, and multiple redundant organs. Feared and respected throughout the Milky Way Galaxy, the Klingons are the dominant race of the Klingon Empire and value tradition, honor, and strength.
Orion
Originating from the planet Orion, the Orion species is a matriarchal society where the women dominate the men through the emission of highly powerful pheromones. Conquered by the Klingon Empire, the Orions are a green skinned species who are still involved in multiple underworld dealings through their control of the Orion Syndicate.

Klingon Defense Force

Also known as the Imperial Klingon Defense Force or the KDF, the Klingon Defense Force is the military branch of the Klingon Empire. While the individual Houses own the vessels that constitute the Klingon Defense Forces, all Houses have sworn loyalty to defend the Empire if it becomes threatened.

Starbase Series

Type Series
Drydock
Outpost
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Starbase

Starship Classes

Level 0: Runabout
B'rel Class In service to the Klingon Empire for over 130 years, the B'rel Class Bird of Prey is one of the most well recognized vessels in the galaxy. Armed with two forward firing Disruptor cannons and a Torpedo Launcher, the continued presence of a Cloaking Device allows the B'rel Class to still be effective as a reconnaissance vessel for the Klingon Defense Force, despite the age of the design. With a small crew of typically 12 warriors, the B'rel has found itself mostly assigned to scouting missions in recent years.
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Level 1: Frigate
K't'inga Class Armed with Disruptors and Torpedoes, the K't'inga Class is a Klingon design dating back to the 23rd Century and was once known as the D7 Class Starship. Despite its age the K't'inga remains a deadly adversary due to continual refits designed to extend the lifetime of the design. The profile of the vessel has been lengthened to increase the available space for Warp Drive and weapons upgrades to keep apace with developments since first being launched in the 2250s.
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Level 1: Escort
K'vort Class Designed for deep space tactical assignments, the K'vort Class Bird of Prey was launched in the 2360s as a replacement for the B'rel Class; however, due to the successes of both designs, they both remain active to this day. The K'vort Class has been modified over the decades to incorporate dangerous Pulse Disruptor Cannons similar to the Pulse Phasers used by Starfleet as well as a long range torpedo launcher. This makes the K'vort Class one of the most dangerous vessels in the Klingon armada.
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Level 2: Destroyer
Chava’kal Class Designed with the purpose of ship to ship combat as a priority, the Chava'kal Class destroyer was launched in the late 2370s. Armed with Disruptor Cannons, the Chava'kal Class vessel comes equipped with two contingents of Klingon Warriors whom have been specially trained to capture enemy vessels on behalf of the Empire. Through their sheer ferocity in combat it is not uncommon for the Warriors aboard a Chava'kal Class vessel to even capture larger, more powerful vessels in combat.
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Level 2: Light Cruiser
Suq'jagh Class An outgrowth of the Klingon invasion of the Cardassian Union in the early 2370s, the Suq'jagh Class was designed with the purpose of being used to conduct orbital bombardment of enemy worlds and then subjugate the survivors with its arsenal of Disruptor and Torpedo weaponry. Once the Cardassians joined the Dominion large scale combat became more and more of an issue which, in turn, led to the Suq'jagh being modified for the purpose of capturing enemy vessels and installations. To accomplish this the structure of the vessel was designed to incorporate a specialized Mission Pod designed with specialized equipment that could penetrate the shields and hull of an enemy vessel to allow Warriors to invade the vessel.
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Level 3: Cruiser
Fek'lhr Class Designed during the Dominion War, the Fek'lhr Class was designed to combat the growing threat posed by the Dominion Battle Cruiser. Named after the mythical Klingon beast and guardian of Gre’Thor, the Fek'lhr class is unique in that it can be outfitted with a Mission Pod in place of its forward section, allowing for the vessel to take on varied mission profiles if need be as well as advanced sensors.
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Level 3: Heavy Cruiser
Vor'cha Class Since its creation in the 2360s the Vor'cha Class has been gradually becoming the workhorse of the Klingon Empire. Having undergone multiple upgrades since its initial run, the current incarnation of the Vor'cha class is armed with multiple Disruptor cannons, Torpedo Launchers, and devastating Heavy Disruptor Cannons designed for planetary and Starbase bombardment. These advantages make it a deadly opponent for any whom come into its sights.
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Level 4: Battle Cruiser
Negh'var Class The former flagship of the Klingon Defense Force, the Negh'var Class was designed as the Klingon Empire's response to the growing threat of the Dominion and the Borg Collective. The Negh'var has had a long and storied career ever since and was the Klingon Empire's command vessel during the Battle of Cardassia during the Dominion War. While its role had diminished, the Negh'var is no less deadly with its assortment of Disruptor, Torpedo Laundhers, and Cloaking Device.
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Level 4: Dreadnought
Bortas'qu Class Fielded in the 2410s, the Bortas'qu Class is one of the largest Klingon Warships ever launched and has assumed many of the leadership roles formerly held by the Negh'var Class Battle Cruiser. Sharing many classic Klingon designs, the Bortas'qu is a survivor and has been built with that concept in mind. With multiple armored sections, protected Warp Nacelles, and Cloaking Device the Bortas'qu is further outfitted with Heavy Disruptor Cannons and multiple torpedo launchers.
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Level 5: Carrier
Vo'quv Class Over 1,300 meters long the Vo'quv Class is one of the most dangerous starships in the Klingon armada. Designed to ferry B'rel Class vessels into combat situations, the Vo'quv is more than capable of defending itself with a high capacity shield grid and extensive disruptor turrets. Unlike most Klingon designs the Vo'quv has been launched without the traditional Cloaking Device that has become ubiquitous with Klingon designs since the late 23rd Century. This makes it no less a dangerous, deadly opponent.
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Level 5: Battleship
Sword of Kahless Class The current flagship class of the Klingon Empire, the Sword of Kahless Class is one of the most deadly vessels currently in operation. Outfitted with multiple Disruptor Arrays, Torpedo Launchers, and multiple Heavy Disruptor Cannons, the Sword of Kahless is a predator designed for conquering lesser units in battle. Named in honor of the legendary weapon of Kahless - a legacy stating that any whom possess the Sword of Kahless are worthy of leading the Klingon Empire - those in possession of a Sword of Kahless Class Battleship are no less deserving.
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