M'Rek was a male Klingon who held the position of Chancellor of the High Council of the Klingon Empire in the 22nd century.
In 2154, on a mission to prevent the destruction of a Klingon colony by a group of rogue Human Augments, Archer impersonated a servant of M'Rek's, claiming he was transporting the chancellor back to Qo'noS after negotiations with the Orions, in order to avoid a Klingon border patrol. At the time, M'Rek was rumored to have a thing for Orion women. (ENT episode: "The Augments")
By 2155, M'Rek's position within the Klingon Empire was threatened by rivals on the High Council due to the capture of Klingon battlecruisers by the Romulan Star Empire through remote control technology. When captured Klingon ships attacked the planet Draylax, the Coalition of Planets sent Captain Archer to the Chancellor to get an explanation of the seemingly Klingon ordered attack. However, M'Rek told him that he would only get an answer by challenging Admiral Krell to a duel. The Human won the duel, and M'Rek compelled the Admiral to tell Archer the truth of the Draylax situation. (ENT novel: Kobayashi Maru)
In 2156, M'Rek was still in power when Archer returned yet again, in order to request the Empire's assistance in the Earth-Romulan War. The Council and M'Rek returned quickly and denied Archer's request. (ENT - The Romulan War novels: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
M'Rek later died in 2165; the circumstances surrounding his death led the High Council sending for Dr. Phlox, late of the Interspecies Medical Exchange and a neutral third party, to ensure that M'rek's dishonorable killer - if he was truly murdered - would not ascend to the position of Chancellor.
Before he died, M'Rek named Councillor Deqan his Arbiter of Succession; he was succeeded as Chancellor by longtime Councillor Khorkal, head of the House of Palkar. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Live by the Code)
|Chancellor of the High Council of the Klingon Empire
prior to 2151 — 2165
|Chancellors of the High Council of the Klingon Empire|
|primary universe||Mow'ga • Kapok • M'Rek • Khorkal • Sturka • Kesh • Durak • Orak • Koval • Lorak • B'rak • L'Rell • Gorkon, son of Toq • Azetbur, daughter of Gorkon • Kaarg • Ditagh • Kravokh, son of J'Doq • K'mpec • Gowron, son of M'Rel • Martok, son of Urthog • J'mpok|
|Kelvin timeline||Klingon Chancellor • Gorkon|
|Kelvin timeline (mirror)||Gorkon|