From MFIWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Klingon Task Force Main Page

Klingon Task Force
KTF Directory

The Klingon Homeworld

by Eric Schulman

The homeworld of the Klingon Empire is called Qo’noS (also known as Kronos, Kling, or Klinzhai). It is the third planet of six in the Klingon system and the only one that is habitable (Class M). ((1))

Klingon sun
The Klingon star is more massive than Sol. It began running out of hydrogen in its core millions of years ago. As a result, the star has been growing larger and redder during that time. Its total luminosity has been increasing slowly but will increase much faster during the next few million years as the star runs out of core hydrogen completely and turns from an orange sub-giant into a red giant. This will render Qo’noS completely uninhabitable, but it is not something most Klingons worry about because it will occur in the distant future and they have more immediate concerns. ((1, 2, 3))

Qo’noS used to have two moons: Corvix and Praxis. The Klingons obtained energy from the molten core of Praxis until 2293, when lax safety precautions led to a massive explosion that destroyed the moon. The explosion damaged the Qo’noS ozone layer and led to massive devastation as chunks of Praxis bombarded the planet. Klingon scientists predicted that Qo’noS would be uninhabitable within a few decades without outside assistance. Chanellor Gorkon reached out to the Federation for aid, and this eventually led to a formal alliance between the Klingon Empire and the United Federation of Planets. ((4, 5, 6))

Qo’noS is green when viewed from orbit, primarily because of an overabundance of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and methane in the atmosphere compared to Earth. The planet is dominated by a huge ocean with one large land mass. Hurricane-like storms grow to be almost as large as the continent itself as they travel over the far side of the planet with no land to slow their growth. These storms are exacerbated by the atmospheric turbulence caused by large temperature differences between the day and night sides of the planet. The planet has a severely-tilted axis, which increases the extremes of hot and cold temperatures between summer and winter. These seasons are particularly known for violent weather since half the planet is in one season while the other half is in the other season and the temperature difference between the two creates powerful storms. ((1, 6))

((1)) http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Qo%27noS
((2)) http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Klingon_system
((3)) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subgiant
((4)) http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Corvix
((5)) http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Praxis
((6)) KWA Warrior’s Manual, STARFLEET Academy, 2008.
((7)) http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/First_City

Cbs-para2.jpg Star Trek®,StarTrek.com, Star Trek: The Next Generation®, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine®, Star Trek: Voyager®, and Enterprise® are registered trademarks of CBS Paramount Television & Viacom. All material found on these pages are for promotional purposes only. No infringements on their copyright is intended. These are Star Trek Fan Pages.


Qo’nos also suffers from tectonic instability, which leads to the violent earthquakes and powerful volcanoes that have shaped the landscape. The terrain of Qo’nos includes tall mountains, jagged cliffs, and rivers of molten lava. ((1))

First City
The Capital City of the Klingon Empire, First City (veng wa'Dich), is located in the district of Kling (thlIng) near the equator of Qo’nos on the west side of the continent. The Great Hall was originally a fortress in a defensible mountain range, but after Kahless founded the Empire it became the planet’s capital. The government still meets in the Great Hall and the First City has grown up around it. ((1, 6, 7))

The city itself is divided into quarters. Worf’s nanny Kahlest lived in the Old Quarter. Many great houses have ancestral homes within the city, including the House of Duras and the House of Kozak. ((6))