Being born in the poor Ketha Lowlands on Qo'noS, Martok became the head of the House of Martok and worked his way up the ranks of the Klingon military, finally serving as Chancellor of the Klingon High Council from 2375 until his apparent death at the hands of J'mpok in 2393.
History[edit | edit source]
- 2375: After Worf kills Gowron, Martok becomes the new Chancellor of the Klingon Empire. Later this year, Martok, together with his Federation and Romulan allies, conquers Cardassia Prime, thereby ending the war against the Dominion.
- 2383: The Klingon Empire and the Federation are in disagreement over the morality concerning the former's violent takeover of Khitomer from the Romulans. Several Klingon High Council members demand that Chancellor Martok banish all Federation ambassadors from Klingon space. Martok refuses, causing Councilor Qolka to challenge him in (and subsequently lose) a duel of honor to the death.
- 2384: Chancellor Martok expels Gorn diplomats from the empire and orders ships to the Klingon/Gorn border after a brief clash between both forces.
- 2385: The Klingon Empire announces that all non-Klingons must leave Khitomer within 14 standard days as a "safety measure". Captain Jean-Luc Picard convinces Chancellor Martok to extend the deadline and leads a contingent of ships to assist in the evacuation of former residents to Federation colonies.
- 2386: The Klingon-Gorn standoff escalates into open conflict. Worf makes a personal appeal to his friend Chancellor Martok to end hostilities, but he admits that it will be a long process.
- 2387: The Hobus star goes supernova. The resulting chain reaction destroys Romulus and Remus. Billions of Romulans are killed. In his grief and rage, a Romulan called Nero attacks Klingon ships and Chancellor Martok orders a fleet to enter Romulan space. He appoints his friend Worf as one of the mission's commanders, giving him the rank of General for the mission. Although Worf survives, the fleet is destroyed.
- 2388: The Federation's appeal to the Klingon Empire to join the relief convoys to Romulan space is harshly rejected by Martok: "The Klingons will offer no treaty, no aid, and no hand that is not holding a blade." Hard-liners led by J'mpok demand that both the Romulans and the Federation be made to pay for the destruction of the fleet led into Romulan space by Worf. Some claim that Martok handing command of the fleet to his friend Worf, a Federation ambassador, rather than a general of the Klingon Defense Force, was part of a Starfleet plot. Martok rejects such insinuations and ultimately refuses calls to retaliate against the Federation. Also occupying Martok's time this year is a possible treaty with the Orions.
- 2389: Internal strife divides the Klingon noble houses leading to Chancellor Martok formally dissolving the House of Mo'kai.
- 2390: Chancellor Martok announces that the Klingons will not participate in any peace-talks with the Gorn unless Starfleet withdraws all of its ships from the Romulan-Klingon border.
- 2391: With the Federation withdrawn from the Romulan border, Chancellor Martok agrees to honor his promise to participate in Federation-mediated peace talks with the Gorn. Representatives from the Klingons, Gorn and Nausicaans converge on Deep Space K-7 for the conference, and the Federation sends some of its most celebrated diplomats to facilitate the talks.
- 2392: Three weeks into the talks, representatives for the Klingons and Gorn are still haggling over the official agenda for negotiations, and even a personal appeal to Chancellor Martok by Federation Ambassador Worf has failed to speed up the process. The Federation Council meets in emergency session to debate of possible incentives the Federation could offer the Gorn and Klingons, but all peace efforts collapse when a Gorn and Nausicaan fleet attacks the Klingon world of Ogat. The Klingons denounce the attack as dishonorable and Martok formally pulls the Empire out of all peace negotiations. Hardliners inlcuding J'mpok demand even more aggressive action against the Gorn, but Martok councils caution, preferring to keep the Gorn out of Klingon space until a new fleet of warships can be launched. J'mpok subsequently denounces him as a "weak old man, hiding in his bed instead of meeting all challengers on the field of battle." One of the major houses openly supporting J'mpok is the House of Torg, a former ally of the House of Duras.
- 2393: J'mpok becomes Chancellor of the Klingon High Council by killing Martok under questionable circumstances in an honor duel.
Missions involved[edit | edit source]
- “Brushfire”: Alliance intelligence has learned that Martok is not dead. The Player accompanies General Rodek to rescue Martok from a Son'a facility in the Briar Patch, where he is being held by Torg. Aided by Kavat'kara, a Jem'Hadar prisoner, they escape the prison. During the battle in orbit, Martok is able to beam to Torg's vessel, the I.K.S. Charghwi'. Martok slays Torg in combat, and claims the Charghwi' as his own. Later, he informs Rodek of his true lineage as a Son of Mogh, vows to restore the House of Mogh, and declares that he will not seek the Chancellorship from J'mpok. Instead, he pledges to help the Alliance in their fight against the Tzenkethi.
- “Red Alert: Tzenkethi”: The Tzenkethi have found a new way to Protomatter-bomb planets using torpedoes and they must be stopped.
- “Scylla and Charybdis”: He joins the player in defending Bajor against the Tzenkethi and subsequently the Hur'q.
- “Storm Clouds Gather”: Martok can be consulted at the Alliance summit.
Other involvement[edit | edit source]
- Loresinger B'Alea gives background to the Martok and his duel with J'mpok.
- "Cold Dishes": Klingon Commander Korok meets with Torg to ask about a prisoner they have been holding for the past seventeen years, whom they are preparing to transfer to new owners.
- "Tale of the Witch": General Rodek and his wife, B'irja, travel to Nimbus III in search of Adet'pa, a Klingon woman known locally as a "witch." They discover the cave she lives in, and she invites them inside for a meal. Adet'pa correctly deduces that they have sought her out to learn the truth behind J'mpok's duel with Martok in 2393. She reveals that Torg intervened after J'mpok delivered what should have been the killing blow, taking Martok prisoner and maintaining him in a near-death state. Torg did this in order to install J'mpok as Chancellor; later, he would undermine J'mpok and assume the role himself, with the ultimate goal of establishing himself as a new Emperor. Adet'pa had been discredited and exiled to prevent her from sharing her knowledge of these events. She tells Rodek and B'irja that she will tell them where Martok is being kept, if they agree to bring her back to Klingon space and arrange for asylum within the House of Martok.
- "qa'wI' 'oy'Hey": Martok confronts Chancellor J'mpok on his refusal to commit the Empire to combating the threat of the newly-emerged Hur'q. J'mpok reminds Martok of the heavy price the Empire has paid for joining the Alliance against other major threats to the galaxy such as the Undine and Iconians. Martok however believes he is acting dishonorably and seems ready to challenge him for his cowardice, but is placated when J'mpok authorizes Martok to organize and lead a volunteer force to engage the Hur'q.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
[edit | edit source]
- Martok at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki.
- Martok at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek Wiki.
- Official Blog - J. G. Hertzler Joins the Cast of Star Trek Online (June 28, 2017)
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