Meet the Beauty – Only at Qo’Nos.

Narendra III, The beauty that will catches everyone else’s eye. With its captivating building and the blue-ish scenery, this place is proven to be one of the most visited place in the Qo’Nos.

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Snowy mountains, historical buildings. Yes, these are two main points that made this place stand out. This blue-ish scenery  will make you felt calm and relaxed like no other Klingon place; most of Klingons places are proven to be bold due to its solid and strong color scheme. So, what is actually Narendra III is about?

Narendra III was a class M planet in the Narendra system, located near the Federation-Klingon border. The planet’s land mass was divided into twelve continents. Horbin was the name given to the planet when it had been part of the Zalkat Union. (VOY – The Brave and the Bold, Book Two novella: The Third Artifact). It is dominated by Klingons with the population of fourty-seven thousand in total at its peak. So it’s all started during year of 2152, when in that particular year, Captain Jonathan Archer stood trial on Narendra III for plotting against the Klingon Empire, which was aired on the ENT episode: “Judgment”. Then it continued and started again when in 2267, Romulan ProconsulToqel met Grodak at his home on Narendra III in order to discuss the formation of the Klingon-Romulan alliance, which is aired and shown on ST novella: The First Peer.

It didn’t end there just yet, because what happened after that is in 2344, Romulans launched a surprise attack on Narendra III, destroying the colony, as well as the USS Enterprise-C, which had responded to the distress call. This honorable sacrifice served to save the then-tenuous Federation-Klingon Alliance. This particular scene is then aired on the episode of an episode of TNG named “Yesterday’s Enterprise”. Also, it is published on their novel too, TNG Novel : The Art of Impossible, as well as on TOS novel, Vulcan’s heart.

Then, In an alternate timeline, the Enterprise-C disappeared in the midst of this battle, and the deterioration of the Alliance continued until it collapsed, this certain act is aired on the TNG episode named Yesterday’s Enterprise.

According to TNG’s  The Brave and the Bold, Book, second novella named The Final Artifact, The Narendra III colony was rebuilt between 2344 and 2376, by which point it had dozens of cities, and a population of thousands.

Also, as displayed by ST video game: Star Trek Online, the height of Narendra III is the colony boasted 47,000 inhabitants which dominated by Klingons theirselves.

Then moving forward to 2353, where the planet was the location of a conference that saw the Klingons and Federation sign the Treaty of Alliance. This was quoted on Last Unicorn RPG module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook.

In 2376, the fourth Malkus Artifact was found on the planet, after having been hidden there 90,000 years before (when the planet had been known as “Horbin”). Its discovery unleashed the consciousness of the ancient dictator Malkus the Mighty, enabling him to control the minds of the colonists. (TNG – The Brave and the Bold, Book Two novella: The Final Artifact).

The novel The Brave and the Bold implies that the Klingons had not settled Narendra III as of 2266. This was apparently contradicted by the Enterprise episode “Judgment”, although it is possible that the planet changed hands during the Federation-Klingon wars.

According to Eric A. Stillwell, this planet was named after Star Trek: The Next Generation writer and science consultant Naren Shankar.(citation needed • edit) “nah-REN-druh” was how the planet’s name was phonetically spelled in the script pronunciation guide for “Yesterday’s Enterprise”.

Although the planet shown in “Judgment” is never identified as Narendra III on screen (the term “Narendra” is not mentioned there at all), the episode’s final draft script referred to it as such. [2] Also, David A. Goodman, the episode’s writer, stated in a podcast that he intended for the settlement/installation shown to refer to the outpost from “Yesterday’s Enterprise”.

In the final draft script of “Judgment”, an overview of an area on Narendra III shown in that installment was described as “A large city on this Klingon outpost, with familiar Klingon-style architecture. In the center of town, a GRAND TRIBUNAL BUILDING which proudly displays the three-pointed Klingon symbol.”

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 64), the Narendra system was located in or near Klingon space, in the Beta Quadrant. This system was a binary star system. The primary was a class K star with a magnitude of +3, which was ten times brighter than Sol. The secondary was a class A star.

Battle of Narendra III

The Battle of Narendra III was an attack on a Klingon outpost on Narendra III by four Romulan warbirds and subsequent defense of the outpost by the Federation Ambassador-class starship USS Enterprise-C in 2344. The conflict had a major impact on interstellar politics in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants.

By the mid-24th century, relations between the Romulan Star Empire and the Klingon Empire had deteriorated significantly. The Romulans began to view the Klingons as barbaric savages, while their former allies saw them as cowardly and without honor. Treaties were abandoned, and the two powers grew to despise one another.

This hostility reached a boiling point in 2344, when four Romulan warbirds decloaked and began an orbital bombardment of the Klingon settlement on Narendra III. The poorly defended colony soon fell prey to the Romulans’ surprise attack, and issued a distress call. (TNG: “Yesterday’s Enterprise”).

During the battle, the detonation of a photon torpedo created a temporal rift, which threw the Enterprise-C twenty-two years into a future in which the Federation and the Klingon Empire were at war. The displacement of the Enterprise-C had created an alternate timeline, in which the Klingons interpreted the starship’s disappearance as a cowardly withdrawal and prompted a rapprochement with the Romulans, with Federation-Klingon relations rapidly breaking down. Upon realizing that their defense of Narendra III – though doomed – would convince the Klingons that the Federation was “honorable,” the Enterprise-C returned to 2344 through the rift and the proper timeline was restored. (TNG: “Yesterday’s Enterprise”).

Aftermath

Not all members of the Enterprise-C crew were killed in battle. There were rumors of survivors taken prisoner by the Romulans, although there was no evidence of this until 2368. In that year, Romulan Commander Sela confirmed that she was the daughter of Tasha Yar, who had accompanied the Enterprise-C back to Narendra, had been captured by the Romulans, and had become the consort of a Romulan general. (TNG: “Yesterday’s Enterprise”, “Redemption II”)

The battle had significant political repercussions. It drove the Klingons and the Federation much closer together.

Reflection

Considered to be a bread-and-butter subject of design, I found out this subject is an important subject to be looked at; how alignment works, how important it is to have margins, several ways to show hierarchy in texts, point sizes of body copies, how print works all – I’ve learned a lot of things this semester.

First project was a challenging yet fun, where we have to customise and design our own ‘Qapla’ newspaper. Experimented different approaches in order to make the newspaper not dull and look attractive, it was a quite challenge but thankfully I managed achieve what I at least wanted. But unfortunately it didn’t work on the second project, travel brochure – I literally screwed. Took the wrong path as I didn’t accomplish the klingon feel that I redid for few times, it came out pretty bad as photo manipulation didn’t work well as well as lack of consistency. I was very disappointed on myself. Then it came out to the last project where at least I could keep myself in track. I came up with a new approach of Klingon, Star Trek which usually described as bold and strong, I made it with the main color blue – calm and refreshing, not to forget the klingon elements and all. It is another exciting project that I had.

This module has taught me InDesign from the very beginning as this is a new software for me as well and I see this software has played a big role for prints – it’s very handy and useful. Although time management of deadlines and the beginning of this module weren’t as smooth, but finally we made it until the end of the module. Thank you Mr.Charles & Mr.Hafiz for your guidance this throughout semester – and shoutout to my classmates for finally finishing it!

July 2017 Featured Photos

It’s that time of the month again! Every month, we’ve been continuously checking and selecting the pictures from our official Instagram to see how our readers show their enthusiasm and how they interpret the Klingon in form of photographs that they’ve been taking. As it has shown in different varieties and forms, it has been proven that showing the element of Klingon could be done in many ways – This could be an opportunity of you to post one of a kind post of your own. Grab your chance and show your ‘Klingon’!

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When Travel Takes to Another Level ; Klingon Neighbour Planets

Travel has its own specific variations; roadtrips, ships, flights – But what if it comes to the higher level – SPACESHIPS!? As we are living in the 21st century, it is expected that the technology has gone advanced – it surely is, as travelling to the space has been done in past decades, so why not? Explore the beautiful planets of Klingon, with the sparks of stars and moons. Interested? You might want to get through the details below.

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1. Vulcan

The origin of this reddish planet, Vulcan planet came to light in 2268, with the discovery of Sargon and his people. When Sargon explained that his people had colonized many worlds in the galaxy half a million years ago, Spock theorized that Vulcan might have been such a colony world.

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2. Qo’Nos

As the homeworld of the Klingons and the capital world of the Klingon Empire, Qo’noS housed the Klingon High Council and other important institutions. Qo’noS was located in the Qo’noS system and had one moon, Praxis. The exact coordinates of the planet were 43.89.26.05 in grid 09, quad 68, block 27, sector 70.

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3. Gornar

Gornar was located in the Beta Quadrant as the ninth planet in the Tau Lacertae system. Gornar was a tropical jungle world. The planet had less of a tilt than Earth and the atmosphere traps much of the heat and accounts for its high warm temperature. Forty-Five percent of the land is actually usable. The rest is covered by swamps and oceans.

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4. Khitomer

Khitomer was an inhabited planet located in the Khitomer system. Khitomer played a vital role in the development of the Klingon-Federation alliance, the site of the Khitomer Conference of 2293 as well as the victim of a Romulan sneak attack on the planet’s Klingon colony in 2346, which emphasized the importance of the Klingon-Federation friendship.

“Howl!” Will the Next Come Soon?

Have you wondered why are these Klingons are shouting while embracing someone’s death body? This unique tradition and ritual of Klingon is named  ‘Klingon Death Ritual’. To give a brief, this ritual is when A ceremony involving the death of a comrade. The fallen warrior’s eyes were pried open and his comrades gathered around him. Then they “howl”. This is a powerful howl that is not one of sorrow, but of victory for the fallen warrior.  Klingons believe that the howl warns the dead that another Klingon warrior is about to arrive. This  is stated to be one of the tradition of death klingon which they have seven death rituals in total. The other six death rituals include The Black Fleet, Fek ‘Ihr, Gre’thor, Klingon Death Howl, Jat’lyn, Sto-Vo-Kor. Klingon Death Howl is one of the parts had on the Klingon Death Ritual, so to sum it up, this Klingon Ritual is considered as both Klingon Death Ritual as well as Klingon Death Howl.

The Ritual involved opening and staring into the eyes of the dying individual, then bellowing loudly at the sky. The latter served as a warning to the dead (presumably in Sto-vo-kor): “Beware, a Klingon warrior is about to arrive”. Once the Ritual was completed, the body was unceremoniously discarded in whatever manner was most convenient. It was considered to be “only an empty shell” which should be treated as such.

This scene is captured on a Star trek series named The first such case was believed to be in 2364 when Korris, Konmel, and Worf performed the rite, following the death of Kunivas. Soon after, Worf performed the Ritual for Korris, after being forced to kill him when he threatened the ship.

It was extremely rare for non-Klingons to witness the Klingon death ritual, as this is told to be the very first death ritual held in Klingon history.

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In 2364 Kunivas became disillusioned by the state of the Klingon Empire after the Empire allied with the United Federation of Planets. Wanting to live as what he considered a true Klingon warrior, Kunivas became allied with Captain Korris and Lieutenant Konmel – fellow officers who felt as he did.

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Working with Korris and Konmel the three stole the old Talarain freighter Batris. Marooning the crew the three took the Batris to seek out opportunities to become true warriors. The Klingon ship IKS T’Acog was sent to bring them back and engaged them in combat. The three managed to destroy the T’Acog when they lowered shields to engage transporters, however Kuinvas was severely injured in the process.

The trio was soon rescued by the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D). Taken to sickbay Kunivas was in critical condition, with Dr. Crusher working to stabilize him. However she was unable to do so and his condition took a turn for the worse. Korris was informed by Captain Jean-Luc Picard that their Captain Jean-Luc Picard that their fellow officer’s injuries were beyond their medical abilities to treat. Back in sickbay, Korris, Konmel, and Lieutenant Worf performed the Klingon death ritual for Kunivas as he died, warning the dead that Kunivas was going to be joining them. Dr. Crusher asked if there was any funeral arrangements they would like for Kunivas, but Korris said the body was only an empty shell and to treat it as such.

Konmel soon let it slip that it would have been more honorable if Kunivas had died facing actual enemies. The pair admitted to Worf that along with Kunivas they had stolen the freighter and instead of the Ferengi they had told Picard they had fought they had actually destroyed the Klingon ship sent to bring them back. Captain K’Nera’s ship soon arrived in the area and K’Nera explained to Picard that the trio of Klingons they had rescued were all renegades and that he was sent to bring them back home for proper punishment. The Enterprise crew arrested both Konmel and Korris, but the two were soon killed attempting escape.

This scene is aired and played on a Star Trek series, named The Next Generation episode Heart of Glory.