- This page details a counterpart of Klingon Empire in the Kelvin timeline; for the Klingon Empire in the primary universe see Klingon Empire; for the Klingon Empire in the mirror universe see Klingon Empire (mirror); for the Klingon Empire in the mirror universe of the Kelvin timeline see Klingon Empire (mirror) (Kelvin timeline); for the Klingon Empire in all other alternate universes see Klingon Empire (alternates).
The Klingon Empire used a variety emblems that were based on the traditional trefoil logo. One version was yellow and incorporated a partial ring. It was used on KDF vessels. (TOS movie: Star Trek Into Darkness) A more traditional, red emblem and was used on maps and buildings. The Federation organisation Section 31 also used this logo to represent the Klingons. (TOS - After Darkness comic: "Part 3")
Shortly after stardate 2233.04, a fleet of Klingon battlecruisers captured the crippled Narada, and advanced Romulan mining vessel from the 24th century of another timeline. The Narada was placed in orbit of the prison planetoid Rura Penthe, and its crew placed into slavery in the dilithium mines. Narada shielded itself and the Klingons could not access it. (TOS - Star Trek: Nero comic: "Number One")
The Narada destroyed a fleet of 47 Klingon warbirds. Their distress call was detected and recognised by Cadet Nyota Uhura at Earth's Starfleet Academy. Nero went on a warpath in the Federation and destroyed planet Vulcan. (TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek)
The Federation was weakened following the destruction of Vulcan]. Admiral Alexander Marcus of Section 31 began a militarization conspiracy to prepare the Federation for war with the Klingons. (TOS - Star Trek: Khan comic: "Issue 4")
The Augment Khan Noonien Singh escaped Admiral's Marcus's control to the Ketha Province on Kronos. He destroyed a Klingon Defense Force patrol to let himself captured by Captain James T. Kirk. Marcus had Kirk's ship, the USS Enterprise, sabotaged. It stranded in the Klingon Neutral Zone. Marcus planned that the Klingons would learn of Kirk's incursion, find his ship, and start a war with its destruction. Enterprise returned to Earth and Marcus was killed. (TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek Into Darkness)
Section 31 manipulated the Romulan Star Empire into by providing them with select pieces of advanced technology. L'Nar and his fleet annihilated the newly-founded colony on Khitomer. The KDF mobilised their new fleet of enhanced vessels. The two fleets fought one another in the Battle of Qo'noS. The Romulans defeated the Klingons. (TOS - The Khitomer Conflict comics: "Part 1", "Part 2", "Part 3")
Section 31 then destroyed the remaining Romulan ships. Their ground troops sacked the First City and captured the Klingon Chancellor. Operative Yuki Sulu planned to use the Romulans' red matter to destroy the First City. They were stopped by Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise. (TOS - The Khitomer Conflict comics: "Part 3", "Part 4")
The Spectrum WarEdit
In 2262, an extradimensional energy ring, representing fear on the emotional spectrum, arrived during a skirmish between the IKS Muqtovor and the Enterprise, and slipped onto General Chang's finger, infusing him with the ring's power and his Klingon Regalia uniform turned yellow. The Klingon trefoil insignia now bore the Yellow Lantern emblem. (TOS - The Spectrum War comic: "Issue 1")
Chang, using his ring powers, traveled back to Qo'noS and killed the Klingon leadership in the First City. He declared himself Emperor, and built himself a light construct throne. He was pulled down by Sinestro, leader of the Sinestro Corps and strongest ring bearer of a rear power ring. Chang, while nominal leader of the Klingons, became Sinestro's vassal. (TOS - The Spectrum War comic: "Issue 2")
In the first battle of the Spectrum War, Glocon and his master Atrocitus attacked Starbase Stavitskaya in the Gamma 400 system. The Red Lantern pair brought no additional Gornar Hegemony support with them. While they attacked the Federation starbase, General Chang and Sinestro arrived with a fleet of B'rel-class Klingon bird-of-prey ships. was soon joined by Hal Jordan's ring-bearers and the Constitution-class USS Enterprise. (TOS - The Spectrum War comic: "Issue 4")
Similarly, the Battle of Starbase 12 was complicated by the arrival of Decius, Praetor of the Romulan Star Empire, his master Larfleeze, and their fleet of Romulan bird-of-prey ships. Unlike the fear-powered Klingon forces, these were powered by avarice and glowed orange.
With the arrival of Green Lantern Corps reinforcements, the four-way battle's stalemate was turned in favor of the Federation. Jordan's ring-bearers and the Enterprise departed the battle to battle Nekron at a resurrected planet Vulcan, leaving the emperor and other leaders behind at Starbase 12-Savitskaya. (TOS - The Spectrum War comic: "Issue 5")
When Starfleet Commander Spock began manifesting the Life Entity by controlling the emotional spectrum within him, the leaders' rings left their chosen ones and spirited light-years away to Spock. Left unprotected in space, Chang quickly succumbed to the vacuum.
Starfleet found the remains of the dead ring-bearers. With the leadership of three empires suddenly replaced in coup d'états and then killed hours or days later, the Federation had to remain vigilant in the politically destabilised galaxy. (TOS - The Spectrum War comic: "Issue 6")
The Neutral ZoneEdit
Gorkon was the chancellor of the empire from 2262 onwards.
The Klingons, Federation and Romulans vied with Independents and various other factions for control of the Neutral Zone between the major empires. The Empire shared some of its personnel and technologies with Independents who completed assignments for the Empire.
Rebels, led by the House of Antaak, become a thorn in the side of the Empire and the other factions in the Neutral Zone.
In 2263, Chancellor Gorkon's daughter Azetbur was assimilated by the Borg Collective when she investigated the Borg invasion of the Alpha Quadrant. Gorkon resolved to stop at nothing to return Azetbur to her former self. (TOS video game: Fleet Command)
In one permutation of the Kelvin timeline, the discovery of the Cardassian wormhole in the early 24th century led to an invasion of the Alpha Quadrant by the Gamma Quadrant power Dominion. The Reckoning between the Prophets and Pah-wraith rendered the wormhole impassable. The Federation attempted diplomacy with the Dominion. Recognising the threat posed by the Dominion, the Klingons and Romulans allied. The Dominion destroyed Romulus with red matter, and the Klingon Empire conquered the Federation to absorb its resources. Starfleet was defeated in the Battle of Wolf 359. Earth was colonized by the Empire and became home of the Tera' Colony, with its capital in San Francisco.
The Human Exploration Corps allowed Humans to venture into space under the aegis of the Klingon Empire. The officers trained in this organization helped form the Free Federation Resistance. Under Chancellor Worf, who reigned the Empire from Tera' in the mid-2370s, the Free Federation Resistance had a safe haven on the Human homeworld. (TOS - The Q Gambit comic: "Part 3")
In another permutation of the Kelvin timeline, James T. Kirk fell into Klingon hands following the destruction of the USS Kelvin in 2233. Raised as the Orphan, he became a ruthless and capable agent of the Empire in spite of his Human heritage. (TOS - IDIC comic: "Part 1")
In a mirror universe of the Kelvin timeline, the Terran Empire ended galactic war with the conquest of Qo'noS on stardate 2258.56. Captain Spock of the ISS Enterprise offered Chancellor Gorkon a position in the Terran bureaucracy. Gorkon accepted death over serfdom. (TOS - Mirrored comics: , "Part 1")
The Klingon Empire was located in the galaxy's Beta Quadrant, spread out between the territories of the Federation, the Romulan Star Empire and the Gornar Hegemony. (TOS - After Darkness comic: "Part 3")
In the 2260s, contested space between the Federation, Romulans and Klingons was called the Neutral Zone. The Augments faction carved out a space for itself along the Klingon border. (TOS video game: Fleet Command)
- All Section 31 maps in After Darkness, Part 3 were based on Star Charts.
Planets and systemsEdit
|Interstellar nations in the Kelvin timeline|
|major powers||Klingon Empire • Romulan Star Empire • United Federation of Planets|
|Alpha Quadrant states||Borg Collective (Unimatrix 12) • Breen Confederacy • United Federation of Planets|
|Beta Quadrant states||Augments faction • Fibonan Republic • Gorn Armada • Gornar Hegemony • Klingon Empire • Metron Consortium • Orion Syndicate • Romulan Star Empire • Teenaxi Delegation • Tholian Assembly • United Federation of Planets|
|Alpha or Beta Quadrant states||Varkolak Assembly|
|Gamma Quadrant states||Dominion|
|Delta Quadrant states||Borg Collective • Dark Market Syndicate|
|mirror universes||Klingon Empire • Terran Empire|