THE RETURN OF KAHLESS
"My Lord, a small metallic object is drifting towards us!"
"Yes, my Lord."
Emperor Kahless -- legendary leader of the Klingon Empire, long thought
be dead . . . and looking like he probably should be, having just
from battle with a Predator -- still looked impressive in his bloodied
battle armour as he took his seat on the Bridge of his Voodieh Class
Flagship, THE DRAGON, and waited for the object to be put on screen.
"Magnify to clarity," he ordered.
"Yes, my Lord."
The object, too small to be seen clearly in the view screen, was soon
magnified to a suitable size and brought into focus by the Tactical
There was the slight hum of the transporter as the Tactical Officer
correctly interpreted the order and beamed the object, the fabled Sword
of Kahless, onto the bridge to appear right in front of Kahless
Kahless then picked up the sword and held it in front of him with both
hands as he felt the power of the sword flow through him.
"Set course for Boreth" he commanded.
The surface of Boreth is mountainous..desolate..no cities or dwellings
of any kind except for a single temple situated high up on the tallest
mountaintop. Torin, a Klingon High Cleric, and Koroth, also a Klingon
High Cleric and the one given charge of
the Monastery, were going about their respective duties . . .when
heard the hum of a Transporter. Kahless and a dozen of his Imperial
Guardsmen appeared in front of them.
"Who are you?" demanded Koroth "Why are you here?"
"You dare question me? I am Kahless, and I have returned!"
Koroth glanced quickly at a large painting at the other end of the hall
and then back to Kahless..while the clothing is different, the
resemblance to the figure in front of him is uncanny. Koroth then
to Torin, "Are we expecting the return of the Kahless Clone anytime
Upon hearing this question, Kahless' eyes flashed with an inner light,
and his Imperial Guard, dressed all in battle armour and each wearing a
black robe and a black battle sash, leveled their staff weapons at the
two Clerics and then activated them, causing them to all expand at the
front with a flash of power.
Suddenly, the two Clerics were startled by a throaty roar, as Kahless
demanded of them in anger, "You dared to have me cloned?!?"
After quickly explaining themselves, they informed Kahless where his
clone could be found.
Reacting to this news as only the real Kahless could, he beamed back to
the ship with the two Clerics, and was followed shortly after by his
Imperial Guard, who had just reduced the temple to rubble.
"Engage Cloak, then set Course for Qo'noS" he commanded
THE DRAGON, along with a small fleet of K'T'inga class battle cruisers
that also cloaked when the order was given, soon arrived at Qo'noS and
then took up their respected orbits while they awaited instructions.
Kahless scanned the area of the Great Hall and, after making sure that
the position he chose was clear, beamed down with his Imperial Guard.
The Imperial Guard, after then leveling and activating their staff
weapons, made their way forward to deal with any threat that may turn
up . . . and as it turned out, they didn't have very long to wait as a
spotted the group and raised the alarm.
"Vapourize him!" Kahless ordered.
As one man, the Imperial Guard aimed their staff weapons at the sentry
and opened fire. There was nothing left, but ashes and his d'k tahg.
Within a few moments, Chancellor Martok arrived with Ambassador Worf
the Klingon Honour Guard. With them, and taking his seat as the
Emperor, was the Clone of Kahless.
"So, this is the imposter I have heard so much about!"
And with that, Kahless spoke into his communicator. Moments later,
Koroth and Torin, the two Klingon High Clerics from Boreth, were beamed
down right in front of Kahless and his group.
"Imagine my day so far," Kahless said addressing his Clone. "First I
my Sword drifting in Space. Then, when I get to Boreth to fulfill my
destiny, I find that these two couldn't wait for my return, so they
cloned me..and more to the point, I am told that everyone knows about
and accepts it. So, what should I do with them 'Brother?' I have
destroyed their Temple."
This news was not received well by those present..especially Worf, who
was the first one to find out about the Clone, but still had him
approved as the ceremonial Emperor. It was also Worf who played a part
in finding the sword and then setting it adrift in space.
In the meantime, the remaining members of the High Council had arrived
up their seats.
"Am I to understand that you claim to be THE
"I claim nothing. I state merely what is fact," replied Kahless. "And
are you to ask this of me?"
"I am General Martok, Chancellor of The High Council, and leader of the
Klingon Empire," Martok replied.
"And what of my Clone..what is his purpose here?"
"He has united us and reminded us of what we had lost. He leads us by
example..he may well be merely a Clone, but within him are the original
teachings of Kahless. He reminds us of what it means to be Klingon,"
replied Martok, still not entirely convinced that this was the REAL
Kahless that he was talking to.
"And how can we be so sure that you ARE the REAL Kahless, as you say
are..the clone of Kahless was unaware that he was a clone until he was
informed about it."
"You seek to test me . . . how would you suggest? I've already been
that my Clone is physically weaker than I am, and that he doesn't have
all of my knowledge or memories."
"That may not be necessary," started Koroth. "If you are indeed the
Kahless, then there need only be an x-ray conducted"
"Explain yourself" Commanded Martok
"Something that was not made public, at the time that the Kahless clone
was revealed, is that while Kahless is physically Klingon, he has an
extremely powerful Alien Symbiote, known as a Goa'uld, inside him. A
Symbiote which is, effectively, immortal, and it is this Symbiote which
would have kept the real Kahless alive these many centuries."
Kahless' eyes flashed with power as he started to speak in a somewhat
"You may conduct your x-ray, but it will merely confirm what you have
said. Moreover, not only do I possess one of these Symbiotes, but each
of Imperial Guard also has one, as do the others that are with me in
cloaked ships in orbit as we speak..albeit not nearly as powerful as
mine. Likewise, the Fek'lhr, whom I eventually killed, also had a
Goa'uld Symbiote inside him..almost as powerful as my own."
And so, when the Medical Team arrived, they proceeded to perform
tricorder scans, which included x-ray tests, on Kahless and his
Guard, and were only slightly hampered by the fact that the Imperial
Guard still had their staff weapons pointing at them and the others
present, ready to be fired at the word of Kahless..or otherwise given
cause to do so.
"It is as he said," announced the Klingon doctor. "All of these men
a snake-like parasite within them."
"So, it would appear that you ARE the real Kahless . . . what now? What
your intentions?" asked Martok.
"Quite simply," replied Kahless "I am here to fulfill my Destiny. I
retrieved my sword and am here now to re-claim my throne"
In the meantime, some members of The Klingon Defence Force had arrived
together with some more of the Klingon Honour Guard, proceeded
to surround Kahless and his Imperial Guard; just as, in orbit above
Qo'noS, various cloaked ships of the Klingon Defence Force had managed
to locate the ships in Kahless's Fleet (due to the vast differences in
technology), and were currently awaiting the order to attack.
The clone of Kahless, like his counterpart, was never one to refuse a
challenge, and this being no exception let out a mighty roar in
"Over my dead body!" stated Emperor Kahless.
"As well as mine," stated Chancellor Martok
"And mine as well," stated Ambassador Worf. "We don't want you here. If
you are THE Kahless-The-Unforgettable as you claim, then you will know
that we killed our gods a VERY long time ago. And now you turn up and
turn out to effectively BE a god, why should we let you take the
Imperial throne when we're quite happy with the Emperor we have?"
And with that, one of the Imperial Guard fired in Worf's direction. He
missed, but that didn't stop the outcome.
Every member of the Klingon Honour Guard and the Klingon Defence Force
present in that area, along with Worf, Martok and the Kahless clone,
their d'k tahgs and disruptors and launched themselves at the Goa'uld
Kahless and his Imperial Guard.
While up in orbit, the ships of the Klingon Defence Force received
word about what was happening in the Great Hall and opened fire at the
ships of the Imperial Guard.
Or rather, where they thought the ships were, because what they
fired at were sensor ghosts as the ACTUAL ships of the Imperial Guard
fired at the ships of the Klingon Defence Force from behind . . .
them, for the moment, an advantage.
While down below in the Great Hall, the Imperial Guard were firing
staff weapons in various directions.. finding out too late that they
good for long range fighting, but almost useless when it came to up
close and personal.
The two fights lasted almost an hour.
In the end, the ships of the Imperial Guard were all destroyed leaving
only THE DRAGON intact. Not that it was entirely one-sided, as a number
of ships of the Defence Force were also destroyed.
And in the Great Hall, many of the Imperial Guard and a number of the
Honour Guard were killed.
Both Worf and Martok were sporting a number of wounds..apparently with
But there was only one Kahless left alive . . . .
During the battle the Goa'uld Kahless had taken off his battle armour,
which left him wearing the same style tunic as the Kahless Clone, so at
this point, there was no indication which of the two Kahless had
The surviving Kahless stood up and, slightly unsteadily, walked over
picked up the sword with guns pointing at him from various directions
the various surviving Klingons were waiting to see which Kahless
He then walked over to the Imperial throne and hung the sword on the
wall behind it. Then he sat down and, after surveying the scene, turned
to Worf with a huge smile on his face and said "Now THAT was Fun!"
That was enough to convince Worf that the Kahless on the throne was the
clone and not the Goa'uld that was dead, and rather bloodied, some 20
feet away on the floor.
Then, a number of personnel were summoned to start clearing up the mess
as the surviving members of the Imperial Guard were escorted to the
brig, while the Kahless clone, along with Worf and the two High
joined Martok as they all beamed aboard THE DRAGON and started
his new flagship.