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Urgent call for Trekkie Trivia
Useless Klingon facts needed! A friend sent this email out today:

1. Kayliss (Kayless?), the founder of the Klingon Empire, fought a mythical
battle at -- --- what was the name of the battle?
2. If I recall correctly, Klingons are supposed to re-live or re-experience that
battle in a particular coming-of-age ceremony. Can anyone supplyl me with the

I need it by, say, 5 o'clock this evening! If you can fill in the blanks for
me, I would be most grateful, and in your debt. Make it so. Live long, and
prosper, May the force -- (oops, no, scartch that last one).

I have no idea why he needs this. But I figure there are a few trekkies on my list who could help me out!

Current Mood: amused amused

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From: gittygiggles Date: August 13th, 2004 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)
have you ever seen daddy day care? i know this has nothing to do with anything but i thought i'd share.

taht one kid who can't talk and ppl think he's dumb then they get that nerdy guy to work and he's like "oooh this kid is fluent in klingon!" and they start chatting. HA! anyway your post reminded me of that.

that was a great movie. i might need to own it.

speaking of movie....i will return yours asap
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 13th, 2004 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Never seen it; not really my kind of movie. Cute quote though.
yermie From: yermie Date: August 13th, 2004 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Kahless the Unforgettable
Kahless the Unforgettable was a Klingon mythic historic figure, a great warrior who united the Klingon Empire some 1,500 years ago. The story of Kahless is the cornerstone of Klingon mythology and religion. Legend has it that the messianic Kahless fought the tyrant Molor, whom he killed with the first Bat'telh or sword of honor. Another of the epic tales of Kahless relates how he fought his brother, Morath, for twelve days and twelve nights because Morath had lied and bought shame to his family. Klingons believe that warriors who die honorably join Kahless, who awaits them in Sto-Vo-Kor, the afterlife. Just before his death Kahless pointed to a star and promised that he would one day return there. Klingon clerics established a monastery on Boreth, a planet orbiting that star, where they waited for centuries for Kahless to return. In the 24th century, the clerics of Boreth devised an elaborate scheme whereby preserved cellular material from Kahless was cloned to produce a replica of the original Kahless. The replica was programmed of with all of the ancient teachings and parables, and actually believed he was the real Kahless. The deception was quickly discovered, but Worf, son of Mogh, pointed out that the new Kahless could be considered the rightful heir to the throne. With support of High Council leader Gowron, the new Kahless was installed in 2369 as ceremonial Emperor of the Klingon people. Another copy of Kahless was created in 2269 when the Excalbians were attempting to study the human concepts of "Good" and "Evil".

And the ceremony:

There are many Klingon Ceremonies, a lot for both sexes. The two most important male ones are the Age of Ascension which is at 13 years of age. This is when the person is known as a man and is allowed to service in military or any other services. At that time his battles are then recorded. The one part is the birthday which is celebrated in about 3 hours with presents and a toast by the father and a honored guest. One thing about the honored guest is the higher rank of the person. Gowron is liked due to he has many times been invited to these ceremonies. The second part is that the person is put in a extremely hot place (110 F) for about 2 hours. Ten the person is suppose to have a vision. The vision is important. Sometimes it is of a memory of a vision of a long dead person. Some of the lucky ones have had visions of Kahless. Then the last part is the hunt which a party of 3. The person, the father and the honored guest go and the male hunts with the Klingon short spear. It does not matter what animal, but the time is important. The limit is 2 and a half hours. Then the second important male ceremony is the Age of Induction which is at 18 years of age which means you are allowed to enter a council or become the leader of the high council. It is celebrated by the commanding officer. Then his the family's honor is induced into him.

Any help?

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 13th, 2004 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)
no; I already had those quotes... :(
yermie From: yermie Date: August 13th, 2004 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)

I am not a geek

Google is your friend.

Klingon History

Just in case people think I knew all that above...
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 13th, 2004 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I am not a geek

yeah, that's where I pulled it from.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: August 13th, 2004 11:12 am (UTC) (Link)
There's some info on the coming of age ceremony here. It doesn't say anything (IIRC) about a re-enacted battle, but hey.

(Yes, I am a bit of a Trekkie. Klingons are kool. I had a crush on Worf when I was in college.)
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