House of Duras
History[edit | edit source]
- Duras, son of Toral, is dishonored by Starfleet Captain Jonathan Archer after losing a battle to Archer's starship, the Enterprise. As punishment, he is reduced in rank from captain to second weapons officer and assigned to the Ty'Gokor defense perimeter.
- He was later given command of a Bird-of-Prey and sent to apprehend Archer, now a fugitive, in a chance to regain his honor. Despite his best efforts, Duras failed his mission and died when his ship was destroyed on the border of the Delphic Expanse.
- New evidence reveals Ja'rod's guilt; however by then Ja'rod's son Duras has become an influential figure in the Empire and exposing Ja'rod's crime would dishonor Duras and possible trigger civil war. At Duras' suggestion, Chancellor K'mpec chooses instead to frame Mogh (who also died at Khitomer) and discommendate his son Worf.
- Several months later Duras' sisters Lursa and B'Etor reveal that Duras has a son, Toral, and Toral has inherited his father's claim for the position of Chancellor. Secretly supported by Sela and the Romulan Empire, they begin attacking Klingon ships and bases loyal to Gowron, triggering a civil war. The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D is eventually able to expose the Romulans' involvement, forcing them to withdraw their support and leaving the House of Duras helpless against Gowron's forces. Lursa and B'Etor escape aboard a Bird-of-Prey; Toral is arrested but eventually released due to the fact that he had been little more than a pawn of his aunts'.
- At some point prior to this year, Lursa gave birth to a son, Ja'rod.
- Lursa and B'Etor begin working with El-Aurian scientist Dr. Tolian Soran, stealing trilithium from the Romulans in order to assist him in the development of a superweapon with which to re-conquer the Klingon Empire. They attempt to destroy the Enterprise-D in the Veridian System, but the Enterprise manages to exploit a flaw in their ship's design and destroy their Bird-of-Prey. Following their deaths, Ja'rod is adopted into the House of Torg.
- While on shore leave on Rha'darus, Ja'rod - now an officer on the I.K.S. Kang - is ambushed by three Klingon warriors who turn out to be Undine agents hoping to remove and replace him. Under questioning, the lone surviving Undine reveals that its people have infiltrated every major power in the quadrant.
- When Captain Klor of the Kang refuses to fully investigate the claims of the Undine they captured, Ja'rod leads an uprising of the crew. Klor and his first officer are executed, and Ja'rod becomes the new captain. After sending a coded message to Qo'nos, the Kang cloaks. J'mpok, now Chancellor of the High Council, does little to locate Ja'rod, possibly in an attempt to curry favor from the Houses of Torg and Duras.
- The Kang de-cloaks long enough for Ja'rod to announce that he is assuming charge of the House of Duras, and that he is formally allying himself with J'mpok. The Kang cloaks again, but is suspected to be in the vicinity of the Klingon/Gorn border.
- The Kang returns to Qo'noS, along with proof that the leaders of the Gorn Hegemony have been replaced by Undine infiltrators. The following day, J'mpok declares war against the Hegemony.
- The Hegemony falls to the Klingon Empire. For his part in exposing the Undine threat, Ja'rod is offered a seat on the High Council. He declines, saying: "Until I have fully proven my worth to the Empire, I do not deserve to be in your number. I will return to Qo'noS as a hero, or not at all."
Missions involved[edit | edit source]
- “Turning Point”: Ja'rod commands the I.K.S. Kang in the Khitomer System, aiding Romulan Republic players in repelling a Tal Shiar incursion.
- “Spin the Wheel”: Ze'mara notes that Ja'rod of the House of Duras is very troubled following Torg's discommendation.
- “Night of the Comet”: The player's ship is disguised as a Klingon ship from the House of Duras for its mission to the past.
- “Mine Enemy”: Tal Shiar intelligence shows that surviving members of the discredited House of Torg have been absorbed into the House of Duras.
- “The Centre Cannot Hold”: Ja'rod represents his house during J'Ula's meeting with the Klingon High Council and can be consulted.
- “The Khitomer Discord”: After J'mpok launched a mycelial weapon on Khitomer, he sends Ja'rod (who Martok describes as 'loyal, but expendable') to lead Klingon forces to engage the player, Martok, J'Ula and Adet'pa. During the battle, Martok calls out Ja'rod's habit of choosing the wrong allies and he is ultimately defeated.
Missions formerly involved[edit | edit source]
- “Saturday's Child”: Ja'rod seeks to win the loyalty of the Aelasans to gain access to their topaline.
- “The Tribble with Klingons”: Ja'rod and the Kang have been assigned to eradicate the tribbles in the Minos Korva System.
House members[edit | edit source]
Current[edit | edit source]
Former[edit | edit source]
- Duras, son of Toral (died in 2153)
- Ja'rod (died in 2346)
- Duras, son of Ja'rod (died in 2367)
- Lursa, daughter of Ja'rod (died in 2371)
- B'Etor, daughter of Ja'rod (died in 2371)
- Toral, son of Duras (missing since 2398)
- Ja'rod, son of Lursa (died in 2411)
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Members of the House of Duras made frequent appearances in the various Star Trek series and movies.
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Klingon Defense Force
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|Ground Forces||War Targ • Bekk • Warrior • Officer • Munitions Officer • Targ Handler • Swordmaster • Dahar Master|
|Starships||To'Duj Fighter • Bird-of-Prey (Prime Timeline) • Bird-of-Prey (Kelvin Timeline) • Raptor Escort • Klingon Battle Cruiser • Negh'Var Warship • Vo'Quv Dreadnought • Bortasqu' Dreadnought Battlecruiser|
|NPCs||B'vat • Galera • J'mpok • Ja'rod • Jurlek • K'Gan • K'men • K'Valk • Kagran • Kahless • Koren • Martok • Nin'Yan • Rodek • Alexander Rozhenko • Sirella • Temek • Torg • Worf|
|NPC starships||I.K.S. Batlh • I.K.S. Bortasqu' • I.K.S. Chot • I.K.S. Kal'Ruq • I.K.S. Kang • I.K.S. Kor • I.K.S. Kri’stak • I.K.S. Lukara • I.K.V. Quv • I.K.S. Seg'pa • I.K.S. Rotarran • I.K.S. Targ • I.K.S. Worvig|