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IntroductionEdit

They have been the Federation's staunchest allies, and its fiercest adversaries. Cunning, ruthless, driven by an instinct for violence and defined by a complex code of honor, they must push ever outward in order to survive, defying the icy ravages of space with the fire of their hearts. They are the Klingons, and if you think you already know all there is to learn about them… think again.

From its highest echelons of power to the shocking depths of lowest castes; from its savagely aggressive military to its humble farmers, from political machinations of galactic import to personal demons and family strife, the Klingon Empire is revealed as never before when the captain and crew of the IKS Gorkon finally return to their homeworld of Qo'noS in a sweeping tale of intrigue, love, betrayal, and honor.

SummaryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

IKS Gorkon crew
B'Oraq, daughter of GralaG'jothGoranK'NirKagakKalloKlagKlineKohnKoxxKurakLeskitMoqMorrRodek, son of Noggra (aka Kurn, son of Mogh) • ToqWol
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B'ElathDavokDrexGajGrotekKegrenKornanKrevorLokorMarisTarmethTerethTrantVallVok
Klingon High Council
GrevaqKrozekKryan, son of PanichMartokMerikMortranQolkaTovoj
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Azetbur, daughter of GorkonDanqoDitaghGorkonGowronJo'KratK'mpecKaargKravokh
Qo'noS
B'EtlojB'YorCh'lanD'khonDokilDorrekGatrellGinvaGolukGorrik, son of GannikGowrikGurlk, son of KromKandlessKarreka, daughter of LyyroqKenniKimm, son of KlaadKlaadKlivvKonnKorvaqKowag, son of VarkalKriz, son of K'MatKromKruqKuutKvaadEduardo MazzeroneCarl MurphyPuklikQa'HosQuvmohStren, son of PanichT'LisikTarillaTektraTiklorTorjTrolkValatraVikaghWorfGiancarlo WuYakril, son of WolkorYorikk
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Ch'kan, son of LeskitGannikGevnarGorjancK'dotKopekKrelkMolojNoggra, son of DoqiSyruk
Pheben III
AtorecB'EllorElddehFuhrmanGralkKaseliKostedKralcKritonLakTil'kTabona, daughter of Jirak
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B'EntrokHurgorK'Zinn, daughter of KasaraKinvohRankakVorbris
Deep Space 9 personnel & residents
Julian BashirEzri DaxKagaNog
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Jadzia DaxKira NerysOdoBenjamin SiskoElias Vaughn
Klingons
JurokKlonLorghMajQ'Idar
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B'EtorB'EtakkB'UradBerolikDurasEralGha'rekGi'ralGortakGrannkGroklaHussJ'BrisJ'langJa'rodJokisK'Draq, daughter of SangraKaasinKabrerrKahless the UnforgettableKahlestKahrlKalpokKangKargan • Kladd, KlarrKligrokKoradanKorlakKovikhKveldKylorL'KorLakrasLukaraLursaM'RaqMaelgwynMakrosMikar, son of Kri'stolMoghMoraqMorjodPitzhReshtarcRodekSirellaSkraggSompekTalakTurokVranxWirrkWorf, father of Mogh
Other characters
Ba'elHanrilTokathVirlak
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Curzon DaxSkrain DukatGrovalikK'EhleyrKrim AldosMartokMe-LarrNeralJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerAlexander RozhenkoSergey RozhenkoSurvan

Starships and vehiclesEdit

IKS D'ghirD'jaqFerengi Star-HopperIKS Gorkon (Qang-class) • IKS GorlakUSS Rio GrandeVikakYivoq
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aircarIKS AzetburBarge of the DeadIKS DitaghUSS Enterprise-DUSS Enterprise-EIKS GowronIKS Hegh'ta (Vakk-class) • USS IntrepidJem'Hadar strike shipIKS K'mpecIKS KalvisIKS Kesh (Qang-class) • IKS KlivinIKS Kravokh (Qang-class) • IKS KreltekKy'rokIKS LallekMahochuIKS Negh'VarIKS PaghIKS PlorghIKS Ro'KronosshuttleSporakIKS SturkaUSS T'KumbraIKS Yorkang

LocationsEdit

Alpha QuadrantBajor sectorCarraya IVDeep Space 9 (InfirmaryKaga's Klingon RestaurantPromenade) • Kovris VKovris systemPheben III (Yopak Port) • Praxis StationQo'noS (Baldi'maj District; Kravokh's Beard, Kenta District, KrennlaGreat Hall; Kilgore Landing Bay; Klingon Defense Force Command Headquarters; Vulcan Cuisine, First CityImperial Intelligence HeadquartersKri'stak CityLukara Edifice, NovatQam-Chee River)
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B'Alda'ar BaseBajorBajoran wormholeCardassiaElabrej • Deep Space 9 (Quark's) • Gamma QuadrantGre'thorKavrot javmaH javKavrot sectorKhitomerKriosMarcan VMempa VMempa IXMempa XIINarendra IIIPraxisQimpo • Qo'noS (Kopf's CliffYa'Koraq) • RomulusRura PentheSan-TarahSto-Vo-KorTerok NorTy'Gokor

Races and culturesEdit

AndorianBajoranBolianCardassianFerengiHumanKinshayaKlingonKreelRomulanSinnravianTrill
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al'HmattiBenziteBreenChangelingChildren of San-TarahElabrejHur'qJem'HadarKinshayaKreelPhebenSinnravianVorta

States and organizationsEdit

1st Squad15th SquadHouse of GannikHouse of GrafHouse of HurgasHouse of KuritaHouse of LokakHouse of M'RaqHouse of MartokHouse of MortranHouse of PalkarImperial IntelligenceKlingon Defense ForceKlingon EmpireKlingon High CouncilKlingon Imperial GuardKlingon Physicians EnclaveOrder of the Bat'lethStarfleetUnited Federation of PlanetsYan-Isleth
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175th Squad177th SquadBajoran Chamber of MinistersBajoran MilitiaBreen ConfederacyCardassian UnionDominionElabrej HegemonyFerengi AllianceFoundersHouse of DurasHouse of JornHouse of K'TalHouse of KroltHouse of MoghHouse of VarnakKlingon Defense Force Political CorpsKlingon Medical AuthorityKlingon Third DynastyNinersRomulan Star EmpireScience Institute on Mempa VSokorStarfleet Medical AcademyTholian AssemblyTurok

Ranks and titlesEdit

administratoradvocateaideanthropologistarchitectassassinassistantbekkbodyguardcaptaincenturioncha'DIchchambermaidchefchief engineerchief of staffcomposercouncilordeputydirectordoctorEmperor of the Klingon EmpireengineerensignfarmerFederation Ambassador to the Klingon Empirefirst officergeneralghIntaqghojmoqgovernorguardsmanhouseboyjeghpu'wI'merchantmidwifemutineeroperations officerphysicianpilotpiratepoliticianPraetor of the Romulan Star Empireprop masterQaS DevwI'sculptorsecond officersingersongwriterstewardtechnical advisertransporter operatorwarp field specialistwarrior

Science and technologyEdit

adrenalineanimalaneurysmaortaarchitecturearteryartificial gravityautopilotavianbloodblood vesselbrain (hippocampus) • central nervous systemcloaking deviceCNS therapycoppercoronadata spikedeflector shielddisruptor cannonDNAduraniumeyefarmingforcefieldfurgenetic profilehand scannerheadachehearthemorrhagehologramholomaskhumanoidimmune systeminfectionintracranial bleedintrashipironKlingon disruptor pistollungmedicinememorymetagenic weaponmind-siftermoonnauseanavigation sensoroptical scannerpaddpainstikphotosphereplasma dischargeprojectilepulsereplicatorreptilianribRomulan disruptorsensorshatterframespineT'Viad's syndrometurboliftveinVulcanoidwarp drivewarp trailweather control

Other referencesEdit

22932372adanjiAge of Ascensionamphitheateranimal feederarmorassassinationbaseballbat'lethbat'leth tournamentThe Battle at San-TarahBattle of ElabrejThe Battle of Gal-MokBattle of MarcanBattle of Mempa IXBattle of San-TarahBattlecruiser VengeancebirdBlack Fleetbloodwinebok-ratbolmaqboxbregit lungburncandied rachtcandleholdercassockcavechech'tluthchu'wI'chuswI'cleaning kitcobblestonecodex bookcommendationconferencecooking drapecouchcoup d'etatd'k tahgdabodisaster controldiscommendationdivorceDominion WarduffeleateryestatefertilizerfigurinefirefruitgaghgIntaqgizzardgonklikGoqlath Castlegraingrapok sauceGreat HuntgrinnakhuntinghurkikjarjIHjInjoq bread • "Kahless and Lukara" • khest'nKhitomer MassacrekhrunKinvoh'skitchenklin zhaKlingon Civil WarKlingon operaklongatKol'Vat Campaignkorvitkradakrada legslirsloSpevlotlhmoqMauk-to'Vormay'ronmeatmedical degreemek'lethmeqba'mok'baramoneymonographmugmusicmutinyOath of Marriageopera houseplomeek souppodiumqaDravqI'bI'tlhIngQongDaqqutluchrachtragraktajinorokeg blood piesaffirsand paintingsapsatchelsaucescrollshipyardskull stewspicestatuestonesugarsuicidet'mirak ricetaknartapestrytargtheater companythreshertik'lethtIngDaghtoolboxtorchtorgottornadotreetik'lethtriagetribetrigakulan souputensilvegetableveruulvranto saladwarnog • "Warrior's Anthem" • waterwoodYear of KahlessyIntaghyobta' yupma'Young Warrior Bat'leth Tournamentzilm'kach

AppendicesEdit

Background informationEdit

A Burning House

Early stand in cover

  • This is the first novel under the Star Trek: Klingon Empire banner, the series had previously been titled Star Trek: IKS Gorkon.
  • The first cover release for this novel, in the Pocket Books catalogue, was a much less dramatic head shot of Kurn, aka Rodek.
  • An excerpt from this book was printed in Star Trek Magazine #136.

Related StoriesEdit

TimelineEdit

published order
Previous novel:
Enemy Territory
Klingon Empire novels Next novel:
Most recent in series
Previous story:
Tales from the Captain's Table
LoDnI'pu' vavpu' je
Klingon Empire Stories Next story:
Most recent in series
Previous story:
Q & A
Stories by:
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Next story:
Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Andor: Paradigm
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
The Soul Key
Chapter 3
Star Trek: Klingon Empire stories
Novels A Good Day to DieHonor BoundEnemy TerritoryA Burning House
Short stories "A Song Well Sung" • "loDnI'pu' vavpu' je" • "Family Matters"
Preceding stories Diplomatic Implausibility • "The Final Artifact"

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