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Klingon Empire

Klingon Empire Emblem.png

Playable Faction
Release Date:
Political System:
Feudal monarchy
Chancellor J'mpok
Foreign Policy:
Alliance Relations:
Capital World:
Beta Quadrant

The Klingon Empire is one of the playable factions in Star Trek Online. It is the official state of the Klingon people, originally founded by the legendary Klingon Warrior Kahless the Unforgettable. The Empire is lead by the Chancellor of the High Council and its primary military branch is the Klingon Defense Force.

Since the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, the Klingon Empire has expanded its territory, notably its take over of the Gorn homeworld, but also various other species such as the Nausicaans and the Orion. Letheans offered assistance in the form of mercenary work for the Klingon Empire, and as such are available to them as a playable race in game although they are not a fully admitted member of the Klingon Empire.

Player Characters[edit | edit source]

Like Federation and Romulan characters, Klingon players must choose a career (analogous to a 'class' from other MMORPGs) and a species (or race). Neither can be subsequently altered. Later, when the player reaches a higher rank, a starship must also be selected, which can, however, be changed at any time.

Classes[edit | edit source]

See main article: Profession

In Star Trek Online players may choose which career they wish their character to adopt. Players are able to currently choose from the following three careers:

Tactical Officer Candidate icon (Klingon).png Engineering Officer Candidate icon (Klingon).png Science Officer Candidate icon (Klingon).png
Tactical Engineering Science

Each profession has its own advantages (and, of course, disadvantages) in the game play of Star Trek Online.

Races[edit | edit source]

Klingon characters have a range of races to choose from, each of which offers unique traits and abilities. A player's choice of race is important and cannot be changed, so it is advisable to choose carefully.

Species Acquisition Innate traits
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1000Zen small icon.png Space bonus: Recalled Tactics

Gain a stack of Recalled Tactics once every 5 seconds during combat

  • +2 Accuracy Rating Per Stack (5 Stacks Max)
  • +2 Defense Rating Per Stack (5 Stacks Max)
  • +2 Weapon Damage Per Stack (5 Stacks Max)

Ground: Bonus Resistance to:

  • Placate
  • Confuse
  • Hold/Stun
Ferasan Female.jpg
600Zen small icon.png Ground bonus:
  • +5% Damage with Melee Attacks
  • +75% Jump Height
  • +5% Stealth
  • +10% Exploit Damage
  • +5 Perception
Gorn Male.jpg
Free Ground bonus:
  • 17.5% bonus to Melee Damage
  • 15% chance to knock down the target of your melee attacks
  • +5 Physical Damage Resistance Rating
  • +5 All Energy Damage Resistance Rating
  • +10 Plasma Damage Resistance Rating
  • +25 Fire Damage Resistance Rating
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Free Ground bonus:
  • +15% Physical Damage
  • +5 All Damage Resistance Rating
  • +5% All Energy Damage
  • +15% Critical Severity
  • +10% Threat Generation
Free Ground bonus & clickable ability:
  • Rapture icon.png Rapture ability
  • +10 Perception
  • +1.5% Expose Chance
  • +1 sec Expose Duration
Liberated Borg Klingon Male.jpg
Liberated Borg
Space bonus:

Ground bonus:

  • +10% Health Regeneration
  • +6% Shield Regeneration
Free Space bonus:
  • +0.02 bonus to all damage
  • +10 Perception

Ground bonus:

  • 0.15 bonus to Melee damage
  • 15% chance to knock down the target of your melee attacks.
Orion Female.jpg
Free Ground bonus & clickable ability (females):
  • Seduce (female) icon.png Seduce ability
  • +20 Confuse Resistance Rating
  • -9.1% Threat Generation
  • +20 Placate Resistance Rating

Ground bonus & clickable ability (males):

  • Seduce (male) icon.png Seduce ability
  • +15% Physical Damage
  • 15% chance to Knocks target back +0.66 meters
Talaxian Female KDF.jpg
Space & Ground bonus:
  • +5% Incoming Healing to Self and Team
  • +5% Skill Points and Expertise to Team
Trill Female KDF.jpg
Trill (joined)
600Zen small icon.png Space bonus:

Ground Bonus:

  • +10% Health regeneration
  • +24.6% Radiation damage resistance
  • +24.6% Toxic damage resistance
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Free No species trait, instead Alien captains are given one extra trait slot each for ground and space

Starships[edit | edit source]

See main article: Klingon playable starships

There are four main types of playable Klingon Defense Force vessel, each with numerous sub-types for different ranks and styles of play, and each of those sub-types with a number of cosmetic variants.

Klingon B'rel Bird-of-Prey (B'rel).png Klingon Raptor (Somraw).png Klingon Battle Cruiser (K't'inga).png VoQuv Carrier Flying.jpg
Bird-of-Prey Raptor Battle Cruiser Warship

Storyline missions[edit | edit source]

Faction KDF.png Klingon Empire Storyline Episodes

Culture[edit | edit source]

The gates of Gre'thor

Klingon culture values tradition, ritual, and above all, honor. All Klingons are expected to become warriors, and those who are unable to fight are obliged to commit ritual suicide. While Klingons are not religious and do not have deities, there is a strong belief in the afterlife. Klingons who die with honor go to Sto-vo-kor, while those who are dishonored are taken to Gre'thor on the Barge of the Dead.

History[edit | edit source]

Fleet Admiral Jorel Quinn (left) and Chancellor J'mpok (right) agree on a cease-fire between the Federation and the Klingon Empire in 2410.
See also the full article on Klingon history on Memory Alpha.

In the 9th Century, Qo'noS was ruled by the tyrant Molor. Kahless the Unforgettable rose up as a champion of the people to fight him. He forged the Sword of Kahless and defeated Molor, banishing him to Grethor. Kahless unified the Klingons, establishing the Empire, the importance of the warrior caste, and the tenets of modern day Klingon society. Kahless went on to defeat the Fek'Ihri, wretched souls of the soldiers that pledged fealty to Molor in life, before departing for Sto-vo-kor. Later, in the 14th century, Qo'noS was sacked by the Hur'q and the Sword of Kahless was stolen.

In the 22nd Century the Empire came into contact with the United Federation of Planets. The relations between the two powers deteriorated, leading to a brief open war in the 23rd Century. The destruction of Praxis in 2293 turned the tides and led to the Khitomer Accords, which would culminate in a firm Klingon-Federation alliance in the 24th Century. In 2405, the relative peace between the Federation and the Empire is ended when Starfleet establishes a blockade of the Hromi Cluster. Five years later, a cease-fire is re-established between both powers in order to jointly counter the Iconian threat.

Politics[edit | edit source]

Klingon Chancellor J'mpok in the Great Hall on Qo'noS
See also: Klingon High Council & Great Houses

The Empire is a feudal monarchy, where influence and allegiance is divided into great houses, such as that of B'vat. Though the official head of state is the Emperor Kahless, the real executive power is held by the Klingon High Council led by the Chancellor, currently J'mpok. Throughout the Empire, the High Council's will is represented by local governors. The Klingon military, the Klingon Defense Forces, also holds certain power and political influence, as it is its Commanders and Generals on who any Chancellor's authority relies.

Military (NPC)[edit | edit source]

Space[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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Klingon Empire
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Details Klingon EmpireKlingon • Gorn • Orion • Nausicaan • Lethean • Ferasan • Great HouseQo'noSKlingon Academy • Rura Penthe • Boreth • Ganalda Station
Ground Forces War Targ • Bekk • Warrior • Officer • Munitions Officer • Targ Handler • Swordmaster • Dahar Master
Starships To'Duj Fighter • Bird-of-Prey (Original 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 • 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.V. Quv • I.K.S. Seg'pa • I.K.S. Targ • I.K.S. Worvig

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