An enslaved hordling was an imp-like Fek'Ihri creature, and found among the lowest and most common ranks of the Fek'Ihri Horde. The Fek'Ihri hordling resembled a hunched, beast-like Klingon with spindly limbs and long claws. Its appearance and abilities were a match or near-match with the Fek'Ihri hordling. (STO - "Fek'Ihri Return" mission: "Blood of the Empire")
Appearance and specificationsEdit
The enslaved hordling's only garments was a loincloth held by a chain-like belt. Its purple skin otherwise turned into scaly body armor on the flanks and around the upper torso, protecting the shoulders. Long, dagger-like teeth were shown through the usually open mouth, which dominated the face and nearly overshadowed the recessed nose. The eyes were of one color, not allowing a differentiation between eyeball and pupil. The customary Klingon head ridges were extended, ending in spikes, with strands of black hair growing from the back of the head. Hordlings appeared vaguely male.
In combat, enslaved hordlings did not carry weapons and instead relied on their claws for melee attacks. For ranged attackes, a hordling was able to spit green acid at its or his foes. Beside the acid-spit, its second ability was tongue-lash, which allowed the hordling to shoot out the tongue like a whip. (STO - "Fek'Ihri Return" mission: "Blood of the Empire")
In the year 8532 of Dominion Reckoning, the Female Changeling reported the discovery of the Klingons in the Masan Research Station log 8532.38, and that that their genetic material was suitable for a new cadre species to replace the Jem'Hadar. For their creation, the Founder based these Fek'Ihri on demons of Klingon mythology. Hordling subjects were subsequently left in storage on the station. (STO - "Gamma Quadrant" mission: "Doomed to Repeat")
In 2409, the Fek'Ihri Horde returned from Gre'thor and sacked the Praxis Belt and KDF Headquarters at Qo'noS. The Klingon Defense Force engaged the Horde and defeated them, including enslaved hordlings. The assault was led by Fek'Ihri Horde leader D'Jar. (STO - "Fek'Ihri Return" missions: "Blood of the Empire", "Afterlife")
In the following years, this rank of the Fek'Ihri participated on boarding parties to sabotage the Klingon Fleet Starbase, led by the saboteur Chieftain V'Zmar. (STO - "Season Six: Under Siege" mission: "Starbase Incursion")
In 2411, a combined Alpha Quadrant Alliance and Jem'Hadar Vanguard team led by Founder Odo and Captain Kira Nerys were attacked by Fek'Ihri revived from storage on the Masan research station. This is when the Allies learned about the origin of the Fek'Ihri. (STO - "Gamma Quadrant" mission: "Doomed to Repeat")