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")

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Background information Edit

This unnamed vessel represents the first of its class ever seen in Star Trek.

It is possible that this ship was the IKS Bortas, which served as the flagship of K'mpec's successor, Gowron, and had been previously mentioned in "The Defector".

Apocrypha Edit

According to the Klingon Bird of Prey Owners' Workshop Manual, on page 118, this ship was the prototype IKS Vor'cha.

According to Decipher's RPG reference book, Starships, this cruiser was the prototype IKS Vor'cha with the registry IKC-11500, although they mistakenly refer to the class as battle cruisers.

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