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Full Name: Klag, son of M'Raq
Species: Klingon
Gender: male
Birthplace: Qo'noS
Affiliation: Klingon Empire
Family
Father: M'Raq, son of K'Ton
Sibling(s): Dorrek, son of M'Raq (brother)
Career
Occupation: Officer, Klingon Defense Force
Previous Assignment: first officer, IKS Pagh
Assignment: commanding officer, IKS Gorkon; commanding officer, Klingon Fifth Fleet
Rank: General

Klag, son of M'Raq was a male Klingon in the 24th century. He was the first son of M'Raq and Tarilla, and elder brother of Dorrek.

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Early life

At age five, Klag came in first place in a Young Warriors Bat'leth Tournament, just ahead of his brother. The following year, Klag placed second and Dorrek first.

That same year, Klag and Dorrek went to live with their great-uncle Nakri on Zakorg, who taught them to hunt. Together, the two brought down a large klongat. (GKN short story: "loDnI'pu' vavpu' je")

In 2360, Klag's father was presumed killed in a conflict with the Romulans, and Klag became head of the House of M'Raq. However, M'Raq had been taken alive by the Romulans, and was held prisoner until 2365, when he returned to Qo'noS. M'Raq refused to talk about his time in captivity, and refused to try to reclaim his lost honor. Because of this, Klag forbade Dorrek to see M'Raq. Dorrek ignored Klag's wishes, creating a rift between the two of them. (TNG episode: "A Matter of Honor"; GKN novels: A Good Day to Die, Honor Bound)

The Defense Force

Klag served aboard the IKS Baruk as an ensign, and once met Chancellor K'mpec when the Klingon leader travelled aboard that vessel. (TNG novel: Diplomatic Implausibility)

By 2365, Klag was serving as first officer on the K'vort-class vessel, IKS Pagh under Captain Kargan, when he first met Starfleet officer William T. Riker during a brief officer exchange program. Riker earned Klag's respect when Klag decided to challenge Riker's authority as first officer, and Riker responded by fighting for his position on board the Pagh. (TNG episode: "A Matter of Honor")

Klag served under Kargan on the Pagh for over ten years. Kargan, a member of the House of K'Tal with more political connections than command ability, rose to much acclaim in the Empire as a result of Klag's skills. Klag knew enough of Kargan's connections to ever dare to move against him.

In late 2375, during the latter days of the Dominion War, the Pagh found itself in battle with Jem'Hadar forces above the world of Marcan V. The Pagh crashed onto the planet's surface, and Klag was the only survivor, although he did lose his right arm in the crash. With only a mek'leth, and suffering from extreme blood loss, Klag single-handedly defeated a force of seven Jem'Hadar warriors. (TNG novel: Diplomatic Implausibility)

The Gorkon

Klag was rescued from Marcan by Captain Ganok of the IKS Ro'Kronos and returned to the Empire. (GKN short story: "A Song Well Sung") Hailed as "The Hero of Marcan V," Klag was given command of the IKS Gorkon, one of the Empire's new Qang-class vessels.

Klag's first assignment following the Gorkon's shakedown cruise in late 2375 was to escort the new Federation Ambassador to the Klingon Empire, Ambassador Worf, to investigate a dispute on the planet taD. At first, Klag believed Worf to be like Kargan, a political appointee with no real skill. Over the course of the mission, he came to respect Worf.

It was during this mission that Klag learned of the death of his father. Compromising with the wishes of his chief medical officer, B'Oraq (who urged her captain to utilize a prosthetic arm), Klag decided that he could regain his father's lost honor by grafting his father's arm onto his own shoulder. Although the transplant procedure proved successful, many in the Empire found it to be distasteful, including Dorrek. (TNG novel: Diplomatic Implausibility)

Klag and the Gorkon were peripherally involved in the Klingon response to the attack by a rogue Jem'Hadar vessel at starbase Deep Space 9 in April, 2376. Klag, along side Captain R'taga represented the Klingon interests at a briefing held by the allied forces on Deep Space 9 following the incident. (DS9 novel: Avatar) The following month he was also caught up in the events of the Iconian Gateways crisis. (DS9 novel: Demons of Air and Darkness)

Klag and the Federation starship, the USS Enterprise-E, teamed up to successfully defeat the menace of Malkus the Mighty when the ancient tyrant re-surfaced on the planet Narendra III. (ST novel: The Final Artifact)

Soon after, Klag was inducted into the Klingon Order of the Bat'leth by Chancellor Martok himself. Martok expressed a desire to restore the order to its original purpose -- to ensure that the honorable teachings of Kahless were upheld by the Empire's warriors.

Klag was forced to call in the Order soon after, when a superior officer ordered him to ignore an honorable agreement made with the people of the planet San-Tarah during the Gorkon's expansionary mission into the Kavrot sector. (GKN novel: A Good Day to Die)

Klag led a fleet of ships led by Order members against the fleet of General Talak, including the IKS K'mpec commanded by his brother, Dorrek. Following the battle, Klag cast Dorrek out of their house for his dishonorable actions. In the end, Klag managed to uphold Klingon honor to Martok's satisfaction, and bring the Children of San-Tarah into the Empire. (GKN novel: Honor Bound)

Some time after this battle, Klag was reunited with his brother Dorrek in the mysterious establishment known as The Captain's Table. Although no words were exchanged between them, the story that Klag provided the bar's patrons as payment for his tab could have been seen as a lament for the loss of his brother's kinship. (GKN short story: "loDnI'pu'vajpu'je")

Soon after, Klag and the Gorkon saw combat against the Elabrej Hegemony, though they were deemed unfit to bring into the Empire. (GKN novel: Enemy Territory)

Following this mission, in late 2376, the Gorkon was forced to return to Qo'noS for major repairs, and Klag visited his family's house for the first time since his father's death. While there, his mother, Tarilla, conspired with Dorrek to destroy Klag's honor, and remove him as head of the House. However, the plot and Dorrek's dishonorable actions were revealed before the Klingon High Council, leading to the younger brother's execution.

At this same time, Klag began a romantic relationship with Dr. B'Oraq. (KE novel: A Burning House)

Klag remained in command of the Gorkon through the year 2380. (TNG novel: Q & A)

By 2381, he had ascended to the rank of General and commanded the Klingon Fifth Fleet. Under his fleet was Captain Krogan and the IKS veScharg'a, which was deployed along with the IKS Sturka to defend Morska during the invasion of the Borg Collective that year. Klag hailed the veScharg'a for a status report after the battle and to rally all possible vessels for a fleet to intercept the Borg en route to Qo'noS. (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)

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