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Spectre of War! — "Ceremony of Innocence" is the 74th issue of DC Comics's 1989 series of TNG comics. It is the fourth issue in the five-part War and Madness story arc written by Michael Jan Friedman, drawn by Gordon Purcell and Terry Pallot, and published in 1995.

SummaryEdit

In the USS Enterprise-D's conference room, Gowron recounted several Tholian assaults on Klingon outposts, which he believed were prompted by the Federation starting a war against the Tholian Assembly. Yet the attacks occurred before Tholians attacked Federation outposts. Admiral Gregory Quinn asks Jean-Luc Picard to find out the truth. Meanwhile, William T. Riker has difficulty coming to terms with Kyle Riker's impending marriage to Brenda Sorenson.

When Tholian starships fire upon Starbase 180, the Enterprise responds and disables the flagship Narqal. First Officer Nethrax visits the Enterprise in a containment suit, revealing that a Klingon Bird-of-Prey had attacked several Tholian colonies and kidnapped some of its citizens, and they had been retaliating against the Federation because of its alliance with the Klingon Empire. Records of the attacks were shown to Gowron, who identified the attacking ship as the missing IKS Taj. Its last reported coordinates were near Ohniaka III, the world where Hugh and the Liberated Borg were last seen. Picard vowed to Gowron that he would get to the bottom of the mystery.

To be concluded

Log entriesEdit

First Officer's log, supplemental. 
Gowron's way off-base. The Federation would never have made a move against the Tholians without informing him first. And as the captain said, there was no provocation — no reason for us to get involved... was there?
Captain's log, supplemental. 
Gowron does not make empty threats. We now have one more reason to stop the Tholians... as if the colonies they devastated were not reason enough.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

BenDataGowronGuinanGeordi La ForgeMernoxNethraxOntiverosJean-Luc PicardGregory QuinnKyle RikerWilliam RikerSelakBrenda SorensonDeanna TroiWorf
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B'EtorHughLoreLursa

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • Narqal (Web Spinner-class Tholian starship) • IKS Taj (K'vort-class Klingon Bird-of-Prey)

LocationsEdit

Beta BaraniaStarbase 180
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jajlo'wovMaxia ZetaOhniaka IIIQo'noSSIS naSyuQ Hurgh

Races and culturesEdit

BajoranBenziteBetazoidBorgFerengiKlingonRomulanTholianVulcan

States and organizationsEdit

Borg CollectiveKlingon EmpireKlingon High CouncilLiberatedStarfleet CommandTholian AnnexUnited Federation of Planets

Science and classificationEdit

commbadgecomputercoordinatesdeflector shieldcontainment suitphasersensorsensor netTholian webtransportertricorder

Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralArbiter of SuccessioncaptainLeader of the High Councilcommanderfirst officerlieutenantnumber onerebeltransporter chief

Other referencesEdit

alert status (red alert) • androidbloodbridgecaptain's log, USS Enterprise, 2371class M planetcolonycommunicationsconference roomcrystaldaydistress signalengineeringevasive maneuversFederation Starfleet ranks (2360s-2370s)first officer's log, USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)flagshiphourHouse of Durashullminingminuteoutpostquartersrankready roomsectorStarfleet ranksTen Forwardwarp factor (warp six) • year

TimelineEdit

Production historyEdit

August 1995 
First printed by DC Comics
6 February 2020 
Reprinted in Graphic Novel Collection # 98 (Eaglemoss)

AppendicesEdit

BackgroundEdit

Related storiesEdit

ImagesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

published order
Previous comic:
The Dying of the Light
TNG comics
DC monthly series
Next comic:
Cry Havoc
Previous story:
The Dying of the Light
Comics by:
Michael Jan Friedman
Next story:
Cry Havoc
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Dying of the Light
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Cry Havoc
Previous Adventure:
The Dying of the Light
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Next Adventure:
Cry Havoc


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