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House of Mogh 2257

A member of the High Council with two emblems of the House of Mogh on her shoulder in 2257

Worf aboard DS9

Worf wearing the emblem of the House of Mogh in 2372

The House of Mogh was one of the Great Houses in the Klingon Empire.

Descended from Klingon nobility, the House of Mogh enjoyed high social and political standing in the Empire for many years. (TNG: "Sins of The Father"; DS9: "Once More Unto the Breach")

A female member of the House of Mogh represented the house on the Klingon High Council in 2257. (DIS: "Point of Light")

The social status of the house changed in 2366, when false documents were produced which showed that Mogh had betrayed the Empire to the Romulans in the Khitomer Massacre of 2346. (TNG: "Sins of The Father"; DS9: "Once More Unto the Breach")

In 2366, after his mother's death, Jeremy Aster went through the r'uustai ceremony and became a member of the House of Mogh. (TNG: "The Bonding")

The House of Mogh regained its rightful honor in 2367 due to the assistance of Worf and Kurn, the sons of Mogh, to Gowron's ascendancy to Chancellor of the Klingon High Council. (TNG: "Redemption") Kurn gained a seat on the High Council and the House of Mogh rose immensely in stature under Kurn's stewardship. They were feared by their enemies, respected by their friends, and there were even whispers that chancellorship of the Empire itself would pass to a member of the House after Gowron's tenure. (DS9: "Sons of Mogh")

This came to an abrupt end when Worf refused to support the Klingon invasion of the Cardassian Union in 2372. In retaliation, Gowron stripped the House of its titles, lands, and military forces. Kurn, who had also opposed the decision to break the Treaty of Alliance with the Federation (but was overruled), was publicly ejected from the Klingon High Council Chamber. With his House having fallen a second time, Kurn fell into a suicidal depression and sought out Worf to end his life honorably in the Mauk-to'Vor ritual. Worf instead had his memory wiped and asked a family friend, Noggra, to take him into his house as a son. Thus the House of Mogh effectively ceased to exist. (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior", "Sons of Mogh")

Worf continued to wear the emblem of the House of Mogh in remembrance of his past until he joined the House of Martok in 2373. Jadzia Dax thought it was a sentimental gesture on Worf's part. (DS9: "Soldiers of the Empire")

Worf's son, Alexander Rozhenko, also joined the House of Martok in 2374. (DS9: "Soldiers of the Empire", "Sons and Daughters")

Known members[]

Colonel Worf is generally assumed to be Mogh's father, as was the intention of the filmmakers, but it was never stated on screen.

It was not established in dialogue whether Kahlest or (the real) K'mtar were members of the house or simply employees.

In an alternate timeline Worf experienced in TNG: "Parallels", he was married to Deanna Troi and had two children, Shannara and Eric-Christopher – all three of which would thereby have become members of the House of Mogh.


Background information[]

Commenting on why the House of Mogh was never renamed "House of Worf", Ronald D. Moore stated, "We've never explored the hows and whys regarding the naming of Klingon Houses. The House of Mogh reference was probably something that Worf carried on out of respect for his deceased father. This might be the right of a son – to perpetuate a single name for the House instead of supplanting it with his own." (AOL chat, 1997)

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