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renata666renata666 Member Posts: 201 Arc User
How do you explain a Klingon in Starfleet during the Klingon war? In other words, what's your basic background, without going too deep into details that might give away more than you want.

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  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 10,869 Arc User
    > @renata666 said:
    > How do you explain a Klingon in Starfleet during the Klingon war? In other words, what's your basic background, without going too deep into details that might give away more than you want.

    There is a Klingon population in the Federation. Has been since TUC. So no explaination needed for a Federation citizen to join Starfleet.
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  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 8,730 Arc User
    Commander Roclak, first officer (and science officer) of the USS Mixalot, was discommendated and expelled from the Klingon Empire during the buildup to the most recent war with the Federation, officially for displaying cowardice in the face of the enemy (that was B'vat's story, anyway), but actually for being a member of a moderately influential House who repeatedly and publicly spoke in favor of actually sharing all their information on the qa'meH quv with the Feds instead of simply arrogantly insisting the Empire should be implicitly believed in all things.

    As of the end of the Iconian crisis, he was still persona non grata on Qo'noS.
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  • renata666renata666 Member Posts: 201 Arc User
    Really? I had no idea. Must have been a small part of the movie. Do you know what planet, or planets they might have settled on?
    azrael605 wrote: »
    > @renata666 said:
    > How do you explain a Klingon in Starfleet during the Klingon war? In other words, what's your basic background, without going too deep into details that might give away more than you want.

    There is a Klingon population in the Federation. Has been since TUC. So no explaination needed for a Federation citizen to join Starfleet.

  • angrytargangrytarg Member Posts: 9,903 Arc User
    edited November 2
    Not every Klingon is a citizen of the Klingon empire. It's not hard to believe that there are Klingons that simply live in the UFP, especially considering the powers have been close allies for a long time prior to STOs story.

    For my characters I created a colony world which was the result of a joint venture between a minor Klingon house and Humans from a background built on a nordic-native american inspired background (something like the Picts in the Conan universe, a blend of folklore from different parts of the world). By STOs time, two brothers chose how to deal in the Klingon's best interest in wake of the upcoming war. One stayed in the Federation, honoring the century of co-operation and joined Starfleet, believing the chancellor made a mistake. And the other took ships and resources back to the Empire. Both believe they act in their houses' and the empires' best interest.
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  • khan5000khan5000 Member Posts: 2,670 Arc User
    In my head canon anyone can migrate to the federation regardless if they are Klingon, Romulan or Cardassian.
    I liken the Federation to the US. The US can be at war in Iraq and have Iraqi-Americans serving in its armed forces.
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  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 10,869 Arc User
    To clarify my earlier post. There is no specific scene in TUC that says Klingons live in the Federation, it is the context of the treaty signed in the film that says it. The treaty dismantles the Klingon Neutral Zone and allows Kkingons freedom of passage in the Federation. After that various episodes show that at least some Klingons do emigrate to Federation worlds. For starters, B'lanna's parents were civillians who met and married on Earth. Then there is the episode where The Doctor created a holographic family, and after seeing its "leave it to beaver" glory B'lanna reprogrammed it for more realism, which included his "son" befriending young Klingons. Given his protests at the changes, he would have argued about the Klingons if it had been unrealistic to include them.

    For my own Fed Klingon. His family was the loser in a conflict between houses and the last members left the empire in the 23rd century, becoming Federation citizens.
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  • renata666renata666 Member Posts: 201 Arc User
    Thank you everyone. This has given me more ideas than just discommendation.
  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 955 Arc User
    According to TAS some of the neutral zone colonies with Klingons opted to join the Federation, that could be the origin for some of the Klingons in the Federation as well.
  • starswordcstarswordc Member Posts: 10,837 Arc User
    The Klingon Empire is something like 600 years older than the Federation, and it's expanded and contracted with its fortunes over time. It's not hard to imagine Klingon or partly-Klingon planets independent of the Empire ending up in the Federation as it expanded.

    Also, the border passes pretty close to Qo'noS and has been disputed for decades (which J'mpok used as a pretext to attack the Federation in the backstory).
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    So yeah, there's probably millions of Klingons who are native-born Federation citizens; I've written several. One of the planets I commonly use as a Klingon-inhabited Federation world is Ajilon Prime.
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