I.K.S. Negh’var IKS-7500

I.K.S. Negh'Var (DS9-473-474)
I.K.S. Negh’Var (DS9-473-474)

The Negh’var was the flagship of the Klingon Empire in the late 24th century. Designed to be an imposing and formidable opponent, this ship was only brought out when the Empire mobilized in force; the ship was rarely encountered alone, but at the head of a fleet. At least two Vor’cha class battleships and two wings of B’rel or K’vort class warships would travel alongside it. It also served as the flagship of the chancellor of the Klingon High Council. The Negh’var was capable of a wide range of military missions, from landing ground troops for planetary assault to invasion.[3]

When the Negh’var first began construction at the Qo’noS Orbital Factory Base in 2369, the Klingons had recently emerged from a brief civil war. Although the House of Duras, which had been the architect of the rebellion, had been cast out in shame, the new chancellor, Gowron, felt the need for a ship more powerful than the Vor’cha class. While the battleships used by previous chancellors were impressive, Gowron wanted a ship that demonstrated not only the might of the Klingon Empire, but also his own formidable power. Klingon engineers designed the Negh’var to compete with, and perhaps exceed, the Federation‘s Galaxy class, as well as the gigantic D’Deridex class of the Romulan Star Empire. Gowron, however, ensured that the Negh’var remained a class of only one.[3]

Launched in 2371, the Negh’var saw battle several times after its construction. When the Cardassians‘ civilian government, the Detapa Council, ousted the military’s Central Command from power, the Klingons suspected a Dominion plot. Seeing glory in his grasp, Gowron dispatched a fleet to Cardassia for the glory of the Empire and the safety of the Alpha Quadrant, with the Negh’var, commanded by General Martok, in the lead. The ship performed well during the invasion, as smaller B’rel and K’vort class warships swarmed the Cardassians’ Galor class cruisers, all lorded over by the Negh’var. The fleet followed the escaping Detapa Council to Deep Space 9, but was driven off by the station’s newly-upgraded defensive weapons.[1] The Negh’var performed well enough that Gowron ordered two more ships.[3] The ship would continue to see battle during the Dominion War, in which it played a decisive role.[2]


Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 DS9, Games, Klingon, Library, Ships

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