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Summary

In the late-24th century and early-25th century, Toral, son of Duras leads a terrorist campaign against the Federation and Klingon Empire. During this campaign of terror, Chancellor Worf and his son Ambassador Alexander Rozhenko served as major foils to Toral's plots.

In 2402, Toral used a new weapon, the metreon wave, to destroy Federation Outpost 15. He then threatened to unleash the wave against Cygnus III if Rozhenko did not immediately commit suicide and have his body place in R'kalla Square. Worf was enraged by this turn of events and wanted to stop Toral while keeping his son alive, but Admiral Jean-Luc Picard informed him that Toral was too well hidden to be stopped before he destroyed Cygnus III.

Rozhenko took this outcome in stride and decided to go through the Hegh'bat ritual, committing suicide with the help of his father. Word then beamed his sons body to the public square and spent hours mourning his son and watching a message Alexander had left for him. Then, Worf was contacted by Picard, who informed him that Rozhenko had implanted a phase-shifting beacon under his skin before going through the ritual, allowing Starfleet to track Toral and capture his band of terrorists. Picard then informed Worf that Toral would be turned over to the Empire for justice.

References

Characters

Jean-Luc PicardAlexander RozhenkoToralWorf
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AchillesDurasK'EhleyrKahless the UnforgettableDerek Redmond

Starships and vehicles

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USS Enterprise-D

Locations

Federation Embassy on Qo'noSQo'noS
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BarcelonaCygnus IIIFederation Outpost 15Gre'thorR'kalla SquareRiver of BloodSto-vo-kor

Races and cultures

HumanKlingon
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BorgJem'HadarRemanRomulan

States and organizations

Klingon EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Klingon Defense ForceKlingon IntelligenceStarfleet Intelligence

Science and technology

disruptorduraniumisolinear chipmetreonmetreon wavephase-shifting beaconphasertransporter

Ranks and titles

admiralChancellor of the Klingon EmpireFederation Ambassador to the Klingon EmpirePresident of the United Federation of Planets

Other references

1992 Barcelona Olympic GamesBarge of the Deadbat'lethbloodwined'k tahgDominion WarHegh'batKhitomer AccordsKot'bavalSword of Kahlesstarg • "The Wisdom of Kahless"

Chronology

2367
Worf kills Duras, son of Ja'rod as vengeance for killing K'Ehleyr
2367
Worf refuses to kill Toral, son of Duras following his rebellion against the Empire
2368
Worf is gravely injured and tries to convince Alexander to help him in the Hegh'bat
2370
A future version of Alexander travels back in time to help strengthen Alexander and turn him into a Klingon warrior; telling him his father will be assassinated
2372
Worf again refuses to kill Toral, this time while hunting for the Sword of Kahless
2402
Alexander commits suicide to stop Toral from unleashing a metreon wave against Cygnus III

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