History of House
purposes of line name explanation, the name, "Rasmehlier", is
an older dialect, from the Broken Lands barbarians of ancient Qo'noS. In
later periods, they were referred to as the loQs. Occasionally, there is
still a throwback which appears, despite all the advances of modern
Klingon genetic technology. This would be the equivalent of a
Neanderthal being born into modern society of today's Earth. Everybody
has seen or even met at least one. The heavy protruding brow, the
sloping forehead, the saggital cresting, overly long arms and stunted
legs, and the barrel chest. You would say that this man was a barely
civilized ape. Most of today's indications of the trait, is the single
eyebrow, which covers both eyes, and a definite brutish nature.
At any rate, the translation of the Line name, means "One who
strides the bridge, in command.", or roughly shortened to "One
who rules the bridge". This is understandable, due to the fact that
primitive Klingons were avid sailors, considering there was more water
on Qo'noS than Earth, and only one major continent. Even the single
major continent, was gapped by a great inland sea. It is much the same,
even today. However, the Broken Lands, are still separated from the
empire held lands by the gigantic wall, which has been there since
before the great Kahless united the klin. At present, the gates are open
to allow passage back and forth, and peace rules the continent. However,
in times of civil strife, which has been often enough throughout Klingon
history, the gates can be shut, and virtually shut off the broken lands
from the rest of the empire. The line holdings which borders the Broken
Lands side of the great wall, on the North, and controls the passage
from the surrounding planetary ocean to the great inland sea, belongs to
the House Rasmehlier.
Within the Broken Lands, which covers the northeastern top third of the
continent, (approximately 1/6 of the continent), are the families of
some 15 lines. The following is a simple list of 15 line names, starting
with the Rasmehlier line, which controls the northern gates of the
1. Rasmehlier, 2. Keaghlar, 3. Brocharris, 4. QornaQ, 5. Qorvazh, 6.
DurQec, 7. Vors, 8. Ranme'a, 9. Tor'dis, 10. Ma'IIS, 11. NarglIS, 12.
JaruQ, 13. Mahk, 14. Qaaluhr, 15. loQ'traal.........
These line holdings surround a large parcel of land which is claimed by
all, but occupied by none. This land is maintained as a hunting reserve
for the benefit of all lines of the Broken Lands. A mutual agreement of
all the Broken Lands lines, keeps all local civil strife from the
reserve area. The only battles between the lines, which are allowed to
take place in this area, are the battles of honor, which demand death as
payment. This is decided upon by the council of the Broken Lands Line
heads, and is fought by a champion from each of the disputing lines. The
trail is decided by right of arms, and to the victor goes what in
earth's Norse history would be called Danegeld, or weregeld. The losers
pay a price set by the council. Therefore, there are no civil wars among
the Broken Lands lines.
Now, on with the history.:
On what would be Star Date: 2/4403.27, during one of the periods of
civil peace, when the Great Barrier wall saw free travel from both
sides, a son was born to the epetai Dujkar, and his young mate. Now, aj
Kagga epetai-Dujkar was in charge of seeing to it that the census of the
broken lands was reported to the Emperor, so he and his mate Larriss,
journeyed, as soon as possible, east to the capital, to display the new
son to the Emperor. It was a matter of honor, that Kagga had managed to
develop a personal relationship with the newest Emperor.
While traveling toward the capital, the convoy was attacked by
renegades, who disputed the rights of the new Emperor to rule. Not being
able to touch the Emperor directly, the renegades sought to display
their displeasure by assassinating the Emperor's closest friends and
family and supporters. However, once the brutal butchery of Kagga and
Larriss was accomplished, the renegades decided to steal the baby, and
sometime later, left him at the doors of one of the many lineless houses
which dotted the empire. The only identification left with the babe, was
the name Golar. The house masters, not knowing whether it was the babe's
name, or the name of the person who left the babe, gave the name to the
babe. Golar's history officially began at that point.
There is little except studies and labor for the youth of the lineless
houses. Life is a drudge, for a youngster, and the only outlet for the
pent up raging energies of a young Klingon, is the floor of the Klin Zha
Kinta Arena. Golar joined at the age of 6.
By the age of 9, Golar had gained a fair amount of notoriety, as a
fencer in the game of Klin Zha Kinta. Golar had amassed an almost
unheard of number of game kills. On his 9th birthday, he celebrated his
36th game kill, against the Lancer of the opposing team.
The game had been played by a well know commander of the broken lands,
against an admiral of the Imperial Navy. The admiral had chosen the
well-known gold team from house 31, of GrozeQ, while the Commander had
picked the green team, of House 57, of Qemar City. The admiral, being
ranked as a master of the game, was considerably rankled at the prospect
of being beaten by a lowly Commander, but his honor demanded that he
take his loss with grace, and offered the commander an additional boon.
Commander, Kurrls sutai-Qaaluhr, immediately asked that the admiral help
him acquire the adoption of the young fencer, Golar. This the admiral
did, and Kurrls took Golar home to the Broken Lands holdings.
Golar, now the member of a well-known house, immediately changed his
name to Kolar, and became the Commander's son. He started at the warrior
academy, and although an grand student, did little to add to the family
honor, as a naval officer. Thinking that ground forces might be a better
choice, Kolar was transferred to the Marines, and continued his
training. Although a successful officer, displaying all the leadership
abilities that could be wished for, Kolar again did less than was hoped
for to further the family honor and political standing. As a final
choice, Kurrls suggested that maybe Kolar was meant to be a scholar.
Back to school, went Kolar, with his sights set on a number of highly
technological studies. Kolar became an exemplary teacher, of both
technological and military sciences, but still, it didn't help the
Qaaluhr name one iota. It seemed that only warriors had any political
By this time, Kurrls was becoming a rather disgruntled aging warrior,
without having realized his political ambitions. He died, still trying
to prove his worth, during a raid on a Romulan outpost. Kurrls younger
brother, Kaalris, took over the leadership of House Qaaluhr, until
another son, also named Kurrls, could come of age.
Kaalris, who had never liked Kolar, tried to have this blot on the
family name assassinated, but Kolar proved to be hard to get rid of. The
assassination was unsuccessful. Kolar, who had reached the ripe old age
of 49, by which time any respectable Klingon should be dead by one means
or another, decided that his destiny lay somewhere besides with the
Knowing that Kaalris had tried to have him assassinated, Kolar marched
into Kaalris's office, and offered him an alternative. Kaalris was more
than ready to accept any out that wouldn't show dishonor to the family.
"Uncle, " ventured Kolar. "I know that I have proven to
be less than what the family wanted, and to save the family further
embarrassment, I would ask an undeserved favor."
"Speak it," returned Kaalris. " I am amenable to anything
that will amputate your cancer from this family, before it sucks the
life from us all!"
"Simply this," Kolar continued. "I would have a ship, and
the wherewithal, to hire a crew, and ask permission to leave the family,
and start my own line. This would serve both of us well. If I am
successful, I will repay the costs with interest, and will never again
claim any connection to House Qaaluhr. I will take over the holding
bordering the great barrier wall, and place myself between the Broken
Lands and the Empire territory. With luck, there will be another civil
war soon, and I will be killed before I can repay your loan. You will of
course claim the holding and ship, and all I may possess as repayment,
and the family will be greatly enhanced in worth. If I manage to survive
and am successful, then you will be repaid with interest, and the family
will be greatly enhanced in worth. Either way, you can't lose. and
either way, I will be gone from the family."
Without even thinking, Kaalris accepted, and immediately started
proceedings to help set Kolar up as requested. Kolar was furnished with
an aging battle weary D-32, and with the money managed to hire a minimum
crew. His first battles were to subdue any residents of the requested
holdings, and set up his house. In this, his attention to his past
studies proved beneficial, and he raised his base almost overnight, with
little or no opposition. Those residents who had previously held land in
the area of question, were more than ready to accept a strong leader.
They had been pushed from all sides, almost to extinction. Kolar merely
had to explain that he would be responsible for their welfare, and see
that they were no longer pushed, and would help them to be able to do
some pushing of their own, and they were his.
Immediately, his ship, which he named cholghumwI', (Harbinger), for it
warned of a new beginning, was fully staffed. he became a privateer, and
trained his crew incessantly, until they knew everything he could teach
about battle tactics. They acted without thought or question, as long as
his lead proved fruitful, and in a short time he repaid his uncle in
full. Even the Emperor heard his name, and the name of the ship, which
continued to return prize after prize.
After three years of successful raids, and a list of prizes and kills
that left some of the best Captains envious, Kolar received a summons
from Imperial Intelligence, and a proposed mission. Kolar was asked to
undertake the capture and return of a renegade admiral, who had
convinced a large number of Captains to follow him, in an attempt to
usurp the throne. Admiral, KeHaq epetai-Qemar, had amassed a total of 18
ships of varying classes, and had ventured to the border of the
Federation neutral zone. From here, he continued to try to persuade
others to join him, and would run across the border, at the approach of
any fleet, large enough to stand a chance against him. Kolar accepted
the mission along with a fat purse for refitting his ship.
For the next 3 months, Kolar closeted with his engineers and his books,
and acquired further details on any technological advancements that
became known to the Empire. During those three months, the infamous
General Chang, aboard a proto type ship, which could fire while under
cloak, attacked and was destroyed in orbit around Camp Kitomer, by the
equally infamous Federation Captain, James T. Kirk.
The proto type ship was lost, but not the technology that produced her.
Kolar and his engineers studied and upgraded the technology, until they
managed to produce a system of double shielding, more powerful and
efficient engines, and weaponry for the Harbinger. and the ability to
fire under cloak. As an additional surprise package, they added another
gun turret, under the belly of the ship, between the wings, that
although short ranged, could deliver a surprisingly powerful punch, and
had a 360-degree firing arc.
On Star Date 2/9503.27, Kolar celebrated his 51st birthday, by ordering
his ship out of the dry docks, enroute to find the Qemar Fleet.
Unfortunately, it was not the surprise that he had wished for, and he
was met by the fleet's advance scouts, two days before he reached the
neutral zone. While he fought with the scouts, they managed to get word
to the rest of the fleet, and when the Harbinger continued on it's way,
leaving three blasted slag heaps floating behind it, it was to find the
Kolar busied himself, destroying the fleet's remote base, in an attempt
to draw the fleet back into Klingon space. Thanks to the Harbinger's
ability to enter atmosphere and land, the ship's marines had little to
do other than clean up stragglers, after the ship made its airborne
attack on the base. Ship's disruptors and photons, nearly turned the
small planet into a scorched over cinder.
Kolar's plan yielded some success, as several of the ships returned to
revenge the death of their base. First one, then three, then nine of the
ships, returned to be met by crackling blue blots of killing energy, and
photon torpedoes. Most of the ships never saw where the fire came from.
Kolar was fighting traitors, and not what would be considered worthy
enemies. His main goal was the efficient destruction of a threat to the
After three more long months of quiet and patient waiting, the remaining
three ships of the Qemar Fleet pulled into Klingon space, to reestablish
Admiral KeHaq was sure that nothing waited for them, after three months,
and received the surprise of his life, when he was hailed from cloak, by
"Admiral, your fleet is so much slag and debree, littering the
space around your destroyed base. The Emperor wishes to have you
returned alive, if possible. I offer you one last option. Rather than
butcher your remaining people, like the traitors they have been named, I
will allow them to escape, along with the rest of your crew, if you will
surrender to me now. As soon as your crew has transported to the other
ships, and have departed, and you have locked down weapons, I will allow
you to self-destruct, and save some of the honor acquired by you’re
past service. Or, if you would rather, I will transport aboard your
vessel, and meet you in single combat, with bat'tleh. If you refuse, I
will add the smoking remains of you three ships, to the debris which
already orbits this planet. Those are your only options. Decide
Having no other recourse, the admiral chose to meet Kolar in single
combat, but with his other two captains serving as witness. Kolar was to
bring two of his own personnel aboard with him, as witness, and the
winner take all. Kolar had no reason to accept the terms, but he decided
to do just that. Transporting aboard the Qemar Flagship, Kolar was
greeted with respect and courtesy. Offered his choice of the weapons
displayed on the admiral's honor stand, and met with all ceremony, on
the hanger deck. The reasons and challenges and retorts were formally
restated, and without further ado the admiral attacked. In short order,
both men were slightly blooded, and the admiral having drawn the best,
felt sure that he would win. He started what could only be called a
ballet of death, intending to end it with his weapon taking Kolar's
head. But, at the very last instant, Kolar dropped to the floor,
spinning, and drew his blade across the admiral's belly, spilling his
entrals over his boots in a mortal wound. To the admiral's credit, his
surprised gaze turned from his steaming entrals, back to Kolar, and he
saluted. Then the admiral knelt and Kolar took his head.
Satisfying the admiral's last request, the two remaining captains then
transported to their own ships, and backed off to a safe distance,
before sending their reports to the Emperor, via subspace transmission,
and then self destructing their own ships.
ordered Admiral KaHaq's head to be preserved in salt, and then took the
Qemar in tow, and headed for home.
Returning to Qo'noS, Kolar had the Qemar settled in orbit for
inspection, and placed the admiral's head in the command chair of the
bridge. It was the last honor he could pay a worthy enemy, traitor or
As reward, Kolar was given a commission in the Imperial navy, where he
served for another year, before attending a meeting with IMF Command, in
which he was guaranteed his ship, if he would take the position of fleet
level marine commander, with the rank of Colonel, sutai, to help inspire
the dwindling IMF forces. Kolar agreed. He continued in this capacity,
until star date 2/9808.19, when he was approached with another proposal,
from the Emperor's own Klingon Strike Force. His rank and status to be
reassigned as seen fit by KSF.
epetai, House Rasmehlier