K'mpec's attack cruiser was a Vor'cha-class starship that carried K'mpec to a meeting with USS Enterprise-D Captain Jean-Luc Picard, where he asked the Federation officer to be his arbiter of succession in 2367. K'mpec died aboard his attack cruiser a short time later, the victim of Veridium Six poisoning.
The Sonchi ceremony with K'mpec's two possible successors, Gowron and Duras, took place aboard the ship shortly thereafter. Just as the ceremony was completed, one of Duras' aides detonated a bomb using a Romulan molecular decay detonator, killing himself and one of Gowron's men. (TNG: "Reunion")
|IKS Bortas • IKS Drovana • K'mpec's attack cruiser • IKS Maht-H'a • IKS Qu'Vat • IKS Toh'Kaht • IKS Vor'nak • Unnamed|
Background information Edit
This unnamed vessel represents the first of its class ever seen in Star Trek.
According to the Klingon Bird of Prey Owners' Workshop Manual, on page 118, this ship was the prototype IKS Vor'cha.