Klingon Empire

Government

The Klingon Empire is the official state of the Klingon people. It was founded in the 9th century by Kahless the Unforgettable, who first united the Klingon homeworld of Qo’noS. Since then, the Klingon Empire expanded its sphere of influence by conquering numerous systems and incorporating them. This has made the Empire a major power in its region of the galaxy.

Officially, the Klingon Empire is a feudal monarchy, with power residing in the Emperor, who is traditionally a descendant of Kahless. However, de facto power lay with the Klingon High Council. The position of emperor was abandoned (but not officially abolished) in the mid-21st century, but was revived in 2369 when a group of clerics created a clone of Kahless, who was accepted as the new Emperor, albeit only as a religious figurehead.

Officials

  • Chancellor of the High Council Drex, son of Martok

Military

The Klingon Defense Forces are the military branch of the Klingon Empire. As of 2373, the headquarters of the Klingon Defense Forces were relocated to Ty’Gokor. The majority of Defense Force members are common warriors. In order to become an officer, a candidate is required to pass the entrance exam. The prospective officer then needs to be approved by an oversight council who can reject the application. Officers usually serve on the Klingon Empire’s ships and warriors were sent into battle, whether on planetary assaults or when boarding other vessels.

The system of hierarchy aboard ships within the Defense Forces is highly structured. According to one of their systems, one that operated successfully for centuries, the first officer of any Klingon vessel has the duty to assassinate his captain when and if the captain became weak or unable to perform. It is expected that his honorable retirement should be assisted by his “first”. The second officer also shares similar duties with his “first”.

The Defense Forces are capable of deploying a fleet of ships to devastate the surface of an entire planet. They have done so on several occasions, including the successful destruction of the tribble homeworld in the late 23rd century.

Officials

  • Minister of War General Goch, son of Fong
  • Commander, Starbase 900 Garrison Captain Kurak, son of Torath