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B'essa'al challenges for leadership of First Cadre. To win honor for their people, the cadets of First Cadre resolve to find the Sword of Kahless, believed lost in the Gamma Quadrant (DS9 episode: "The Sword of Kahless"). Following a false trail, they are captured by a vengeful Omega Squad, for the death of Kamilah Goldstein. Pava must face Kovold one last time.

Published in both the English and Klingon languages, this issue includes a Klingon glossary by Dr. Lawrence Schoen of the Klingon Language Institute.

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Edam AstrunB'essa'alMatthew DeckerPava Ek'NoorGothKakghKandarKovoldKrungMakreeMurg
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Kamilah GoldsteinKahless the Unforgettable


Gamma QuadrantRejak VI

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Jem'Hadar fighterKlingon bird-of-preyKlingon shuttle

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

DominionFirst CadreKlingon Defense ForceKlingon EmpireOmega SquadronStarfleet Academy

Other referencesEdit

Dominion WarSword of Kahless



Background informationEdit

  • "MangHom qaD" translated from Klingon is "Cadet Challenge".

Related storiesEdit


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Starfleet Academy "Prime Directives" • "Liberty" • "Loyalty Test" • "War and Peace" • "Love and Death" • "Passages" • "Hide and Seek" • "" • "Return to the Forbidden Planet" • "A Prelude to War" • "Judgment" • "Renegades" • "Parents' Day" • "Betrayal" • "Origins" • "The Fall" • "Culture Clash" • "mangHom qaD" • "Between Love and Hate" Paramount Comics logo


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