The IKS Rotarran (registry IKC-92127 or IKC-62127) was a Klingon Empire starship, a B'rel-class bird-of-prey in Klingon Defense Force service in the 2370s decade. Martok commanded Rotarran from the years 2373 to 2375, and the ship saw action in many battles of the Dominion War. (DS9 episode: "Soldiers of the Empire", CCG set: The Dominion, Decipher RPG module: Starships, ST reference: Klingon Bird of Prey Owners' Workshop Manual)
History and specifications
The IKS Rotarran was constructed at Dek'Go'Kor, the location of orbital yards operated by the House of Gowron, with other B'rel-class birds-of-prey, in 2358. (ST reference: Klingon Bird of Prey Owners' Workshop Manual)
Martok was given command of the Rotarran to use in locating the IKS B'Moth, which had been patrolling the border space of the Cardassian Union and had not reported in in several days. During the journey, Martok ordered the ship to go around the Tong Beak Nebula, lest they encounter any Dominion ships there. The General also refused to attack a Jem'Hadar attack ship conducting sensor scans. When the Rotarran discovered the B'Moth damaged and adrift, Martok decided against mounting a rescue attempt, as the ship had drifted into Dominion territory. He then gave the command to withdraw. Worf later turned the ship around, and mounted a challenge against Martok. The General defeated Worf and, given confidence by him, engaged another Jem'Hadar ship and rescued the survivors of the B'Moth. (DS9 episode: "Soldiers of the Empire")
The ship was assigned to watch the Cardassian border for signs of a Dominion fleet heading to Deep Space 9 to stop the wormhole minefield from being activated. The Rotarran was able to stop the Jem'Hadar ships from stopping the USS Defiant. The Rotarran later docked at Deep Space 9 where Worf boarded his new assignment. (DS9 episode: "Call to Arms"; DS9 novelization: Call to Arms...)
After convincing Chancellor Gowron to aid Benjamin Sisko's forces during Operation Return, the Rotarran led the Klingon forces to the battlefield in the year 2374. (DS9 episode: "Sacrifice of Angels"; DS9 novelization: ...Sacrifice of Angels)
In 2375, the Rotarran was awaiting repairs at Deep Space 9. Its scheduled repairs were later changed, to allow Chief Miles O'Brien to make repairs to the Romulan warbirds IRW Dividices and IRW Genorex. (DS9 episode: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges")
Later in 2375, Worf and Ezri Dax used the Rotarran to search for the Sword of Kahless. After retrieving the sword, they were forced to crash the ship on Boreth to bring the sword to Martok. (DS9 - The Left Hand of Destiny novel: The Left Hand of Destiny, Book Two)
In 2409, the House of Torg allied with the Romulan Tal Shiar. The Tal Shiar operative Tarsen planted a bomb next to the Rotarran on its landing pad, intending to blow up the ship in a conspiracy to destroy the Klingon Empire. The plot was uncovered by Alexander Rozhenko, who led a Klingon Defense Force party to Lady Sirella's estate. They disarmed the bomb but Tarsen escaped. (STO - Warzone mission: "Bringing Down the House")
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- See also iKS Rotarran personnel.
- Jadzia Dax
- Alexander Rozhenko
Appearances and references
- "Soldiers of the Empire"
- "Call to Arms"
- "A Time to Stand"
- "Sons and Daughters"
- "Favor the Bold"
- "Sacrifice of Angels"
- "You Are Cordially Invited"
- "Tears of the Prophets"
- "Shadows and Symbols"
- "The Emperor's New Cloak"
- "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges"
- "Tacking Into the Wind"