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- ADMIRAL'S THOUGHTS -
I was recently invited, along with a representative from another Klingon club, to speak to a radio reporter about Klingon fandom. One of the questions asked was: What does your club do? After citing the fun things we did.....role plays and face to face convention get togethers, travel, projects and correspondence.... the other Klingon club representative told how his club had raised this amount of money for charity, and had done these activities for charity. It was an impressive list, and a thing to be proud of. Since the list was long, and the interviewer had questions, I had time to think about the KSF in a way that I had not previously done.
It ocurred to me that while the KSF, unlike the other club, is an international club, with its members scattered so far apart that getting together to do charitable activities is problematical at best, we DO have a long history of service, it most often manifests itself in a different way. Although we do have and have had members who participate in fund raising charitable events, Mike Robbins / Borg QI'mpeq coming most quickly to mind, our service most often is to those within our own ranks who are in need. I realized as examples quickly came to mind, that I had never been a part of any organization, religious or social or work related, more supportive of its own members than we in KSF are to each other. I thought I would share with you some of the examples that I shared with the reporter.
Over the past 8 years that I have been with the KSF, I have first hand knowledge of KSF members who have:
* taught other members to read....and write
* helped with homework for younger members
* provided relocation assistance
* provided emergency travel aid
* provided job assistance and recommendations
* provided a home for temporarily displaced members
* traveled several states away to help others move
* traveled countries away to help caretake members with physical problems
* lent vast quantities of money to members in need, with no contracts for repayment
* gave comfort to the dying
* gave comfort to those who mourned afterwards
* helped members find help for myriad problems, including health, financial, marital, abuse and other issues.
* prevented suicides
The list could no doubt go on, as I imagine more help has been given, silently and privately, than I know about. More subtle, but as important, is the fact that although we are a diverse, far flung group geographically, socially and culturally, we accept each other, as fans....and in many cases, as friends. I am tremendously proud of the fact that differences in race, religion, politics and lifestyle have not prevented us from behaving towards one another in a way that I think personifies what Gene Roddenberry envisioned for the ideal future. I am tremendously proud of being a part of a group who, though we may not be able to help everyone, know the meaning of "charity begins at home".
Thought-Admiral K'Lay epetai K'Onor-Chang
Klingon Strike Force Commander in Chief
Klingon Strike Force High Command
tlhIngan HIvbeq ra'ghomquv
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- EDITOR'S DAGGER -
Kai Komrades. Here we are at yet another issue of Battle Lines. Hopefully we're getting Battle Lines on track starting from this Issue. As with anything related to Battle Lines please feel free to contact me either on qeSan@btinternet.com <mailto:qeSan@btinternet.com> +44 7833 192 832 or Woodside, 10 Withycombe, Furzton, Milton Keynes, MK4 1ET, England.
Oh Yeah and that includes articles and artwork.. Don't let your honour down support your magazine, like the club itself, it is what you make it.
A special Thanks to Ke'Reth who has sent in a massive amount of artwork this period some of which you would of found in this issue
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- ANNOUNCEMENTS -
Jon Brown / qeSan be'rawn - Global Sector E Command
Karl Holtz / Qwlleren DuppIm - Imperial Cartographer
Ron Pohlen / Khaufen JurIss - Imperial Military Command
Anne Zecca / A'qmarr ramHov quvHubwI' - Imperial Diplomatic Service XO
The Imperial Review Board, after deliberations, have promoted thefollowing KSF Officers:
Fleet Captain qe'San be'rawn- status promotion to sutai
Cmdr. K'Eherang K'Shontan-Jiraal- status promotion to zantai
Lt.Cmdr. Rakqor K'Mpec- status promotion to sutai
Kaiden vestai-Katia- rank promotion to Lt. Commander
A'qmarr ramHov quvHubwI'- rank promotion to Lieutenant
Kea'Dec vestai-Ceadagon- rank promotion to 1st Lieutenant
Greetings, I MUST make note here that due to no fault of the board, but rather an oversight of mine, qe'San had already been promoted in status to "sutai" in 1999 when he was nominated for this promotion, but since the IRB did vote on his nomination, and he once again proved himself worthy, we are officially noting it again (and this time it will be entered in the proper place!).
I would also like to thank the IRB board members who took part in this quarter's promotion vote: Azel Tavana, Kishin Kukura, K'ven Jurek, Kosh Pallara-Zu-Merz and Katalyia K'Tore-Jiraal. MajQa
Thought-Admiral K'lay epetai K'Onor-Chang
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- POST REPORTS -
U K'Eherang K'Shontan-Jiraal: Nothing new and spectacular to report, I’m still underpaid at my job-the only drawback to a job I really like, even when the three-year-olds drive me mad. Just to let everyone know that the Sector’s still here and all that. Whoo-hoo.
Filed by Kulec, Sector Commander
U Kulec - After Christmas I took a couple of days off and went back to my hometown to spend some time with my mom and grandma. I spent most of early January getting ready to be gone for a week in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, attending a symposium at the seminary there. Just been trying to catch up from that and also looking forward to getting ready for the lent. I have two cats now that I got after Thanksgiving. The male’s a little over a year old while the female is about 5 months. both of them were strays, but they’re indoor kitties from now on. Although they have radically different personalities, they seem to get along okay. Plus, they don’t seem to be bothering my allergies, so I thing my allergy shots are actually working.
Filed by Admiral Katalyia Epetai K’Tore-Jiraal, Sector Commande
U Admiral Katalyia Epetai K'Tore-Jiraal - I am currently getting ready to go to a Star Trek Convention in March. The confirmed guest is LaVar Burton, who they have been trying to get for years to come to a convention in this area. I am a little disappointed that Jonathan will not be here, but not by much as I have seen him in person before. And even got his autograph, while he was signing. Also, I am making plans to got to Las Vegas with a friend and plan on going to the ‘Star Trek, The Experience’ attraction. I haven’t been there but she has. I am looking forward to going.
Filed by Cmdr. T’Lara Sutai-Juriss-Rasmehlier, Sector Commander
U Cmdr. T'Lara Sutai Juriss Rasmehlier: Greetings one and all! Here in NY, we have had a big winter so far. We have had two big snowstorms, and my son has loved it! Thanksgiving I spend in Canada with our Thought Admiral and the Abbot, and had a delightful time. Christmas was somewhat quieter as my son spent it with his father. I am still working in the PO…(sometimes it seems like a life sentence!), and trying to find time for myself once in a while. my son made Honor Roll last quarter at school, and this quarter informs me that no one in his class mad Honor Roll…but he got an Art Achievement Award anyway. I am so proud of him! My computer is finally back on line after being down for over a month, and now I have to recreate most of the files, as I had not backed anything up, and it had to be wiped. So, forgive me if I am not quite on top of things just yet. Real Life has been doing it’s thing to interfere, and sometimes it’s hard to find time to get everything done. I’m sure we’ve all been there. I have had to take a LOA from some of the things I have been involved in in the club, just to get my priorities straight again. Anyway…that’s it from this commander! Until next time….Kai Kassai!
U Lt.jg. KlySa'ra Vestai Velah' - I don’t have a great deal to report this quarter as most of my time has been spent in holidy activities, as I’m sure is the case for many of our members. (I spent most of my time eating-I love the holiday season!) I suppose my biggest news is that I joined the Emergency Response Team at my place of employment, and I am now trained in basic first-aid and CPR. It’s a good feeling to know that I will know what to do should something happen. At my last job, an employee nearly died because no one knew CPR and we had to wait for the police to arrive. I cannot describe a more helpless feeling. I won’t have to worry about that now. In any case, it’s been fun, and I’m enjoying it. In other news, spring is coming in a couple of months, and I’m gearing up for this year’s gardening adventures. I’ve been perusing the catalogs, which my bond-mate is threatening to confiscate due to budgetary concerns. I’m also looking into possibly buying a kayak for touring the lakes and rivers of my favorite vacation spots. My bond-mate hates the water, so any boating activity is going to have to be a solitary endeavor on my part, hence the idea of a kayak. It’s been quite a learning experience-I had no idea that there were so many kinds of kayaks. I’m not going for anything fancy, just something to tool around in. I want to get it before the weather gets warm.
U Sue Frank: It is definitely winter in snowy, icy Sector 4. Nature’s invitation to burrow deep, get out the grog and rehash old glory. I’ve been thinking about Kor lately. (Jon Colicos died last year-first of the original three great Klingons to go to Sto-Vo-kor, though Kor was the last).Rogue, who some reading this may know, has taken up the project of producing an issue of Agonizer here and there. In the works now is one that will be dedicated to Kor. if you have thoughts or art in his honor, consider sending them to her for consideration. Best to check in with an SASE for more details to: Rogue, 516 Connecticut Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23508. I’ve been looking over my favorite fan-made Kor mementos. There’s the T-shirt with a noble portrait of Kor painted directly on it which I finally just went and got framed. Kveld K’adrak’s tiny pewter image of Kor with a Bird of Prey in the background on a sea of stars brings him right into the Star Trek present. Then there is all the noble fennish art in the zines. I finally gathered as much of it as I could, copied all the pictures, and gathered them into a notebook. And then there are the commercially made items, also fun. This Christmas my sister gave me a pack of TOS playing cards which features a slyly smiling Kor as one of the Jokers. The magnetic full figure of Kor along with Kirk, Spock and McCoy is on the refrigerator. Makes me wonder why the makers of action figures have used the Koloth type for their Klassic Klingon doll…twice! Koloth is fine, but Kor…well, I get this way every time Valentine’s Day gets close. I salute you all-From Strength to Strength.
Filed by Lt.-Cmdr. Rakqor Vestai K’Mpec, Sector Commander
U Lt.-Cmdr. Rakqor Vestai K'Mpec: Had a very good Holiday Season. My wife bought me a Batleth for xmas which I am now customizing and it came with a cool exercise and use book! When it is ready I have an excellent place to hang it, should draw the attention of any visitors! HAHA! I can only imagine what the local neighbors are thinking when they see me in the yard with it! Finished the entire Klingon Academy pc game over the holiday vacation, it was a lot of fun and well done I thought! New Years came and went, it was quiet one no big party or anything only a few people came, over deep fried turkey (it was very good) a few beers and played a few games, in fact, I was glad when it was over and everyone went home! Rather boring. Too much work! the weather at my location has been awful. It is the second coldest winter on record, which has meant many wood fires to keep warm with, that part has been enjoyable. The bad part is it has played havoc with my old vehicles and keeping them operating. I am looking forward to warmer weather and buying a new car later this year. Work has picked up some which is good but it came at the expense of others who have been laid off. I think things should improve soon and hope they all get called back. We have all been well, which is great, except for my son (who had a slight case of the flu and a cold). One of the best winters health wise. We bought a large whole house humidifier, I am claiming it is to blame for our improved health! And least I forget Daytona is only a few short weeks away, and then a new racing season! My wife says I always get rather depressed after racing ends in November until Daytona. We are planning our annual trip to Rockingham the end of February. Sure hope the weather is o.k., I can’t wait! I won’t be driving this year (wrecked and sold my car last year) but that’s ok frees up a bunch of time to do other things. I a may get in a little seat time now and then and may rent a car for a race or two. Well that’s about it from my part of the world. Keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up! And remember “DON’T LIFT!!!!”
U Lt. qlvaj ghechoq Dupplm: Finally, I found an ISP that functions in my home town so I’m back on line. I’m beginning my tlhIngan Hol studies again. Looking for better employment with better pay so that I may attend some conventions this year and in the future. I went to get my nails done, it has taken me 30 minutes to type this. I got my eyebrows waxed, OUCH!! I have started on my first tlhIngan uniform. My new years resolution is to complete reading several Klingon books. I started and never finished. I got a DVD player for Christmas so I’m replacing all my Star Trek video tapes with DVDs. By the way, where do all you rowdy tlhInganpu’ hangout on line! Last and certainly not the least, I’m working on my web page “tlhIngan maH” It’s being done in black, white and gray. The coordinates are: <http://www.geocities.com/jatlh> . Oh, my contact info is: qIjvaj@klingons.com <mailto:qIjvaj@klingons.com> qIvaj@yahoo.com <mailto:qIvaj@yahoo.com> firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> icq: 19172735 ym:jatlh ym: qIvaj
U Lt.-Cmdr. Luciouslips Vestai Juriss Chang - I have nothgin to report except that I am planning on naming my bondmate and becoming active again.
U Lt.jg Vestai "Blackheart": I am assigned to Security forces, a helping hand as in matters of security, I believe I may have been told once before. Yes, you have a real “newbie” here and any guidance would be helpful..thanks again.
U Vice-Admiral Volar Zantai K'Onor K'Zota: Finally, we’ve made it to yet another year here in the KSF, and so far it’s been shaping up pretty good for me. All relative of course, and no..not those relatives. I survived them, for the most part of the holidays. Amazing the places you can hide in your car….ANYHOW! I’ve been given a pretty good job that fits with college, though never saw myself as a teacher in the least. I have two work related film projects slated, possible internship one a shooting location, and school is going…well, my professors are insane. Except for the one who is dull, boring, so not funny..English professor. Yeah…Besides all that, all is moving along nicely…should be a good year if we’re lucky. Don’t want to make a Klingon angry…now do we??? Talk with everyone soon.
U Lt.jg. A'qmarr ramHov quvHubwl - Attended meetings of the umbrella organization Gainesville Science Fiction Alliance and annual meeting of Life South Community Blood Centers in Gainesville, which I contribue to. Made a holiday (Day of Honor) giftsfor Samwl’ vestai quvHubwT” and his wife Kenar, which were presented to them at a meeting on 0010.11. He received a commemorative plaque as Epetai-quvHubwi”, she received a lined jewelry box, both featured the house’s crest. The couple enjoyed their gifts and a “get well” card for the retired Fleet Admiral was signed. Made inquiries about 2 projects, Artist Guild and Proverbs of Kahless. Sent art samples to Admiral K’Lay and Lt.jg. KlySa’ra, attempted electronic transmissions thru Samwl’ of proverbs. Also expressed interest in apply for a project managers post and tried some low level local recruiting. Did community service at the downtown festival and art show in Gainesville on 0011.05 this included providing relief for artists when they needed a break. Attended March of Dimes Walk America Team Captains Rally on 0012.12 and the executive lunch on 0101.10. Both are in Gainesville. I have been involved with the March of Dimes Walk America since 9503.25. In addition several local KSF members joined other ST/SF fan groups as program sponsors for the Gainesville Pet Rescue Fundraiser “Party for the Pets” on 0011.04. Responded to communiqués from Lt.jg. KlySa’ra and Thought Admiral K’Lay. I had submitted items for KlSa’ra “Proverbs of Kahless”
project by sending her 2 pages of material. In response to Admiral K’Lay, I included a couple of handmade Klingon Trefoil stickers. Received a phone call from Admiral K’Lay and had an extended conversation during which she offered me the position of IDS Executive Officer. I accepted with honor and a willingness to learn. On 0101.17, I changed the name of our local Life South Community Blood Center account from “Gainesville Science Fiction Alliance” to “Klingon Strike Force Gainesville”. The changed was needed as Gainesville Science Fiction Alliance has suspended operations while the KSF continues to have presence in the area. I also received replies from Lt.jg. KlySa’ras and Dahar master K’Zhen. KlySa’ra thanked me for the submissions and encouraged me to send more, Dahar Master Zu-Merz thanked me for the art samples and offered me the chance to head the Artists Guild/Heraldry project. I continue to carry KSF applications to local ST/SF group meetings, for anyone who wants one and have been doing some “one on one” recruiting.
The above represents TWO post reports.
U Jon Rutledge / Kreger (Khorghan) Chang JurIss - As for the sector, it's still most boring here, but exploring the other side of the strange archaic portal I found has been most interesting...It's led me to many Glorious battles, and many dire circumstances, but that's what life's all about. :)(this is the portal which leads to the strange, alternate universe back in time in the late 20th, early 21st century where the secret US Space Arm (called the NSDF, National Space Defense Force) is in a deadly war against both the Russians, and the Chinese for the possession of a strange, interesting substance called `Biometal.' Not to mention the race to get alien artifacts which can lead to some awesome, terrible weapons, and said battles can be rewarding, but costly.)
U Karl Holtz/QwIl'eren zantai DuppIm, Sogh / Q'rul DuppIm - This past quarter has seen some highs and lows. Except for a short visit in October, I haven't gotten to see my kids in just over 8 years. I was supposed to get a longer visit around Christmas time, but that fell through. Now, as it seems more certain that I will get permanent custody of my kids, we are working on a Febuary visit.
As many may know, my girlfriend's mother was getting elderly and was no longer capable of living alone, so we moved down here to Oklahoma almost 2 years ago to help care for her. She was an interesting person, well travelled, well educated, and a noble, wise Klingon in many ways. I write this paragraph into this piece and get it ready to send having just come from her funeral.
On a brighter note, after a year of messing around with my picture publisher software, I am finally able to turn out simple digital art that I am not ashamed to admit to. some of this can me seen at; <http://www.geocities.com/duppim/Rakroom.html>
U Captain JurIss (Ron Pohlen) - I have a new job, both in real life and in KSF, as Imperial Military Commander, and I have been busy with both. More details to follow next quarter.
Filed by Sogh Kaiden Vestai Katia
U Sogh Kaiden Vestai Katia - In the last 3 months, I have begun the rebuilding of Sector 7, not an easy task. My personal life has changed a lot in the last month. I have decided I am going to nursing school. I contacted a former commander of mine Lt. Colonel Austin, and she has given me the name of one of the people who runs the nursing school for the University of Utah. I have spent the last week trying to get into contact with her apparently she is very busy. I am continuing my Aikido class and have finally become a challenge to the black belts in the class it has only taken 2 years. As far as the KSF is concerned, I hope to have some new warriors signed on in the next few months now that my life has stabilized. I hope that I can integrate them easily now that I have begun the recruitment process. I just need to contact some of the people who showed an interest before my personal life got turned upside down. I believe most of them will understand because they are friends of mine, and do not expect there will be a problem.
Filed by Flt Captain Borg Zantai Ql'mpeq
U Fleet Captain Borg Ql'mpeq - As of January 22, 2001, will be the start of my eighth year as a member of the Klingon Strike Force. SMH Eight years?!?! I went to be with Carrie for New Years. Had a nice time, got to see more snow this time around. Speaking of snow, the local mountain areas of San Diego County, so far, this winter has had about 30 inches of snowfall. Been doing quite well in the BattleBoats Plus tournament circuit at the ‘Its Your Turn’ game site; 72 wins, 37 losses. The Yahoo! Clubs which I’m a Club Founder of, having been doing quite well, of late, especially, the Palpatine Sidious Fan Club which has 237 members.
Filed by CaptainK'Obol sutai-Chang-K'Onor
U K'Obol (Doug Welsh) reports: Things have been busy since last report. Margie and I went to Ohio over Christmas, to visit with family. It was an experience. Returning, our flight connection got messed up by the airline, and we were forced to over-night in Toronto. That was a real hardship, as the only place they could put us was the "Four Points Sheraton" in Scarborough or someplace like that. Gee, it was sure tough to take living in a Five Star Hotel.!
Eventually, we got home, and I have to admit, the trip took more out of me than I would like to admit, but a few days rest....... Anyway, my general health seems stable for the moment, a little trouble with my bloodthinners, and a 7th bout of stomach flu in the last three months or so. That just tends to keep me close to home. :-) Effective January 1, 2001, I assumed Command of KAG Kanada's Ice Dragon Fleet, following my promotion there to the rank of Captain. Hey, Thought Admiral? If I am twice a Captain, do I outrank you now? (Allright, stop hitting me with that whip........Well, maybe not.......I was just kidding about the rank thing, Honest, TA!) Otherwise, things are well up here in the frozen North.
I haven't heard from Kehleyr K'larus, so I can't tell you anything on her past Quarter.
U M'Red (Sean Prosser) - has been extremely busy with his new job, now running 7 nights a week. His Boss would work him 8 nights a week, but hasn't figured out how, yet! Sean also has assumed command of the local KAG Kanada Squadron. KAG Kanada is a costumed fan club variant which does more of the face-to-face meetings and appearances type of thing, mainly in support of the Children's Wish Foundation. He's a busy boy.
U Teh'hel and Nagh Gor (Ethel and Gordon) - After a calm and relatively quiet last quarter, this one has hit with a vengence.
"Interesting times" really is a curse!
We were given our notice to move from our current digs two weeks before Christmas (bad timing as we had been informally told it was coming earlier) because the landlord had sold the house and the new tenants want to move in.
Aside from house hunting, at the worst time of the year, health problems (vile viruses) have attacked the 4 girls and I in a random crap shoot that's wearing us down.
The van, bless her, decided that I didn't have enough to worry about and blew her exhaust, and the heater fan is tempermental. I really, miss being warm without having to go through a 'Keystone Cops' routine of slamming the hood to jar the motor on the fan into starting. The pilots' "thumbs up" motion when the fan kicks in, really gets people looking at you oddly on the streets of the City. I keep wanting to yell "CONTACT", everytime it works!
My Mom isn't well -- nursing home time -- so this coming quarter has home-hunting for her added to the list of trials and tribulations.
Anyway, must run. On our way to my childhood home tomorrow to meet with realtors, lawyers, hospital staff et al and then back to house-hunting next week. Wish us luck, please? We're going to need it. Take care all!
U K'Lay K'Onor-Chang - I am experiencing my first winter in Canada, the temperature averaging some 40 to 60 degrees below what I am used to in California. I am learning to dress like a polar bear (no comments on how the Thought-Admiral looks) but the up side is that I love the snow (snow snacks are wonderful) and I will miss it when it goes away.... probably some time in March or April or thereabouts, I am told, sometimes. Maybe..... (SOS....SOS....SOS....send gloves. My fingers are frozen to the keyboard....) The Abbot and I went South for the holidays (not that far South) to Ohio where it was also snowing, but I got to see all of my kids except Thomas / Maw'qu' who is stuck on a submarine somewhere in the Pacific, we think. (It's an NI sub so no one can tell us for sure.) Thus, we missed him, but the holidays were wonderful and I am looking forward to the new year.
Filed by Flt Captain qe'San Sutai be'rawn
UFlt Capt qe'San Sutai be'rawn (Jon Brown) - Been another busy period of my life.. Decided to take a step back at work before shift killed me or broke up my family.. I'd started to loose my short term memory which was a real pain and suspected to be the real source of my problems at home.. Anyway it's been the best decision of my life and its wonderful to find out what weekends and bank holidays are like. The only thing I can say I miss is the time that the computer was all mine with everyone else at school or work. Hang on that's just school as that's where Suzy works. I've also missed the occasional midnight chat whilst I was at work but then I should've been working anyway.
As said in Editor's Dagger I'm hoping that we can keep Battle Lines on track this year and everyone's been working hard on flexible schedules to ensure that the end result reaches everyone on time. Qapla'
U Sogh T'var quless vestai Byle-Chang - This quarter has been extremely busy for me in the real world. I started a part time job a few months ago at the DIY superstore chain 'Focus Do It All' in the local town. That has eaten up a fair few of my days each week, and the extra hours that I've put in over this sale period have further depleated the time I have to myself.
School is going well, I've recently sat my GCSE resit mathes modular exams, and my GNVQ Business studies exams, all of which seem to have gone well, mind you I said that about my GCSE exams the first time around, and I didn't do as well as I had hoped. Its just been very busy. My parents have recently divorced after 18 years of marrage, and although I may seem alright on the outside, I'm still finding it hard to come to terms with.
This quarter within the KSF has been quite a quiet one, with only the RPG really keeping me going, and
the editing which I'm currently making to my website at <http://www.geocities.com/tvar_00> Other than that very little has been happening.
Untill next time I wish you all good targh hunting!
U1st. Lt. Kea'deC house of Cadogan (Declan Kearns) - Quiet start to the year so far. Nothing much happening, at the moment i'm trying to find sites for playing Honor Guard on the net but to little or no luck so far, have however being up dating the Book Of Klingons i started a while back and hope to post it on to the e-groupe later with a list of some good sites I found while surfing for stuff. Also have being to emprove my klingon with a program called poj that someone in the e-groupe said would be a help......endeed it is, but its a petty that there is no sound to help with speaking, some of the words can be hard as my thorg. That is very much about it for this report, till my next report.
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- SCOOPY TREK PtIII -
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- KLUB PROJECTS -
Filed by T'var
KSF CLAN HISTORIES
Among the various replies to an out cry for a good recipe for Stuffed Targ,
there's a collection of material here unsurpassed. Warning: Highly humorous and
perhaps dangerous to someone's health!
Project Lead: Lt. B'Etera K'Tral K'Mpec
Status: Accepting submissions
Collecting birthdays of all members for submission into Battle Lines can be a tough job for any Klingon.
Submit your month, day, and year will be optional for those of you who wish to escape being found out!
THE ARTIST GUILD
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- CROSSWORDS -
The crossword puzzle program won't let you use apostrophes, so you'll have to ignore them for the purposes of this crossword You'll see them when you look up the words in The Klingon dictionary. However please remember that an apostrophe < ' > is a letter in its own right in tlhIngan Hol.
Secondly the numbers probably won't show up well in the final copy. The numbers literally go from left to right and top to bottom just as you'd read a book ie the top row has 1a, 2d, 3d, 4a, 5d, 6d, 7d, 8a & 9d. Where 'a' is across and 'd' is down. I hope that doesn't ruin anyone's fun.
14. I thank you
20. It (pronoun)
28. My lord
34. Cloaking device
2. High Council
5. Group, team
9. Be cunning,sly
12. Pet animal
14. I commend / salute you
19. Serpent worm
38. Whatta ya want? 39. Neck
59. Bird of Prey
68. Be careful
69. Travel, trek
71. Pet, stroke
42. Bonding ceremony
44. Be Thirsty
50. Be sad
63. Old (not new)
66. Happy or Forehead
69. Man, male
82. Life support system
85. Pain stick
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- ROLE-PLAY REPORT -
cCAMPAIGN COORDINATION COMMANDc
Role-play report to the KSF
Edited by Captain K’Obol Chang-K’Onor
Starbase K’Shona - Admiral Katalyia’s relocation to the Romulan Border has gone well, and the new Starbase K’Shona is now operational. The newly developed “Early Advice Ranging System “, designed to detect and identify a wide variety of particle and ion traces (indicating enemy incursions, etc.), including warp traces, ion trails, Tachyon particles, chronotron particles, graviton traces, is now ready for deployment. On completion of installation, the resulting detection grid will give us ample warning of every attempted penetration of Klingon Space along that Border, exposing Romulan spies, pirates, black market traders and any other ships who may try to elude us. Fleet Captain Borg QI’mpec has arrived at the Starbase with what support from the Trouble Shooters Task Force that he could muster, and will be assisting the Admiral with deployment and activation of the system. (His forces were badly mauled in the War, and in the recent Civil Unrest at home; ships of the Task Force still in refit will join as they are able, to support the defenses of the Starbase until the Detection Grid is activated.)
Science and Technology Command is still reeling from having their facilities and people drafted to assist Imperial Medical in rebuilding. Lt.Cmdr. Rakqor advises his theoretical and research scientists are reluctantly bringing their scientific educations to bear on the problem from two directions. Emergency Medical Holograms are currently inadequate, and the scientists are working to much improve the program capacities. At the same time, many of these scientists have backgrounds that can be moulded to provide medical services, themselves, and many of his people have been acting as medical staff. Needed medical supplies are in short supply, and research programs are grinding to a halt due to the lack of available people and supplies. Yet I must advise that all news from him is not bad - They have discovered significant transuranic deposits at Gnuu Re, and Lt.Cmdr. Rakqor is in transit, himself, to supervise.
Imperial Security - Cmdr. Kosh has Imperial Security under control and attending to their duties as expected, in spite of their reduced strength. The Kanaga System has had communications restored. Our Colony on Haven is encountering difficulties with the indigenous Wokan, who appear to be receiving military support and aid from an as yet unknown outside source. A Security Team was assigned temporary duty with Imperial Intelligence to assist in breaking a Romulan spy ring. A secret Romulan outpost (believed to have been Tal Shiar) has been discovered and destroyed, with only one or two agents avoiding capture or death. Orion “pirates” were caught dealing with this outpost, and were also destroyed. A Security detail was also sent to Breen to reinforce the Embassy Security for the newly reopened Embassy, but severe local civil unrest forced the evacuation of our chief negotiator, as well as covert operations staff. This was a blow to Imperial Diplomatic Service plans to re-establish trade relations with Breen, and it was clearly no help to the IDS Chief’s hopes of clearing herself of false charges of treason. After escaping from Breen, the Admiral went into hiding while her senior staff continued efforts to control Orion “piracy” by diplomatic means, as well as negotiating with the despised veranGan for a larger share of their profits from their dealings with the Orion “pirates” - Amazing how far a small bribe can take you, when dealing with such venal petaQ’mey as the Grand Nagus and his ministers. The new embassy on Ferenginar should open within three months.
Imperial Military has provided a note of improvement for the first time in several months. Capt. Khaufen JurrISs has avoided being caught in the Gamma Quadrant with the II Task Force and has arrived at Outpost K-4022 to assume command. Although the Division is severely under strength, he has solved the communications failures that have plagued them, and has re-organized them to optimize their resources, instilling a measure of Unit Spirit into what is now known as “Red Squad”, the leadership core of Imperial Military. He has also recruited a senior captain of the Defense Force, to strengthen the unit. K’Reger is also Khaufen’s Line-Brother, so he is a trusted addition. We can now expect Imperial Military to start fulfilling its mission profile on schedule.
Imperial Intelligence has reported a mix of results on their missions. A number of senior operatives, including the Commanding Officer and the Executive Officer, were initially trapped in the Gamma Quadrant when the Dominion closed the Bajoran Wormhole unexpectedly. QwIl’eren managed to return to this Quadrant via a Federation ship under a safe-conduct arranged with the Dominion, while K’Ehrang and Korgath elected to remain in the Gamma Quadrant for the time being, to gather information to aid in ensuring the War does not break out again. T’Lara was nearly caught and unmasked in an eruption of civil unrest on Breen, in the middle of a mission with the Imperial Diplomatic Service Chief, but both were evacuated by the Imperial Security detachment that went in to secure the Embassy territory, and T’Lara is now en route back to II HQ. Kai Kargo continues his covert surveillance of the Orion Syndicate’s activities, while Kha’Mish’Khal is on his way to DS9 to assume his new posting. (Kha’Mish’Khal warrants close observation. He is of Da’Har Master Kor’s Line, and was close to the Emperor when he requested re-assignment. This is unusual behaviour for one of a noble House. He is known to hold “suspect” views on our Faith, and may belong to a dissident sect. QwIl’eren should be able to establish close monitoring.)
My own Chaplain Corps continues severely under strength, as we have been unable to settle plans for rebuilding. Acolyte Markhet has withdrawn to a Convent of Utwich on Kazh, taking a vow of silence until her studies are completed. Kolaiah is still on Cetagandia, and it is unlikely that he will return to duty in the Empire. The Corps is frankly in disarray, and I am working on bringing some of our retired Huvta’DralwIj (Celestial Dragons) and Rahkazhii (Exalted Hands) back to some level of active service. These old Thought Masters of the Orders will extract a price from me, but they WILL come.
Our rebuilding is now under control, and significant progress should be made on our assigned tasks in the next three months.
Department KIRA: Summary - Deep in a Lava tube in some un-named, un-inhabited planet, far from the Empire, The I.S. agent Kojun stepped back from a Dominion worklight with a Cardassian sensor jammer attached. He shot the jammer with his disruptor and was caught at the edge the blast of a hidden self destruct mechanism, powerful enough to completely destroy the device (and anyone working on it), yet not so powerful as to destroy what was growing on the walls. Lab results confirmed that this was a fungus essential to the manufacture of Ketricel White. The I.I. team seemed to be on the right track.
When nothing else was found, the crew of the I.I. Spy Trawler moved on to the next system on it’s list, number KGC-4788a according to the Klingon Galactic Catalog, a super hot and highly radio-active Blue Giant star. Before they could get there, a part, made years ago by Orions, exploded in engineering, wounding a member of the crew severely. T’Lara, acting as the vessel’s doctor, was able to save the crew member and repair the injuries.
In the meantime, due to the explosion, transporters were off-line as the vessel entered KGC-4788a. As K'Eherang watched the radiation tear at the vessel’s shields, two thoughts struck her. First, the Dominion could not possibly be stupid enough to hide in this system. Secondly, knowing that their hunters might be thinking such thoughts was precisely why they might well be in here. And so, through an inner belt of molten asteroids, the hunt continued.
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- SERIES V: THE GOSSIP -Since before the end of 'Deep Space Nine', fandom has been speculating about the next Star Trek series, dubbed Series V by many. Over the past year the first rumours began appearing, suggesting the series would be set on a pre-TOS Enterprise, and in the past month Paramount officially announced it had begun pre-production. However, actual details of the next series' back-story were unavailable. That is, until now, as we present you what we believe is the full cast list for the next Star Trek series.
Last week, Paramount sent out a character breakdown for the next show to talent agents, indicating that casting is set to begin soon. We've been able to lay our hands on a copy of this breakdown sheet, thanks to an insider who wishes to remain anonymous. The sheet contains information on the seven series regulars, a recurring character and several characters from the pilot. As a word of caution, while everything indicates that this is in fact the genuine article, the below info of course hasn't been officially confirmed by Paramount yet, and so should still be treated as a rumour.
The breakdown sheet confirms many of the rumours that have appeared on the Internet over the past years. Series V will indeed be set on a Starship Enterprise, under the command of human Captain Jackson Archer. The backdrop of the series will be the 22nd Century, at a time when starship travel was a relatively new endeavour, humans and Vulcan’s still had much to learn about each other, and the universe really was still filled with strange new worlds, new life and new civilisations.
Read on to find out who will be facing the final frontier in the fifth instalment of the Star Trek franchise!
·Captain Jackson Archer: Early 40s. Physical. Bold personality. Intensely curious. Born and raised an explorer. Unlike the Starfleet captains in centuries to come, he exhibits a sense of wonder and excitement, as well as a little trepidation about the strange things he will encounter. He holds a grudge against the Vulcan’s, which he blames for impeding humanity's progress. But his science officer is Vulcan, and he's struggling to reconsider those preconceptions. Although he has a strong sense of duty, he's a bit of a renegade - he's not afraid to question orders or even disobey them if he feels in his gut that he's right....
·Sub-Commander T'Pau: Late 20s, early 30s. Vulcan female. Austere yet sensual. She's the Science Officer assigned to oversee humanity's progress on board Enterprise. Although she's cautious and guarded around humans, whom she considers primitive and irrational, she's developed a grudging respect for Captain Archer. She'll become one of his most loyal and trusted crewmembers. .
·Commander Charlie 'Spike' Tucker: Chief Engineer. Early 30s. A Southerner who enjoys using his "country" persona to disarm people. He has an offbeat, often sarcastic sense of humour. Captain Archer, who is something of a mentor to him, handpicked spike. Although Spike is a brilliant Engineer and an outstanding officer, he has very little first-hand experience with alien cultures, and he's often a "fish out of water" when dealing with new civilizations. .
·Doctor Phlox: Exotic alien. Medical officer. Appears to be in his 40s, but we're not certain of his real age. Phlox speaks with a slight alien accent and has an eccentric sense of humour that no one quite understands. He thinks that humanity is fascinating. The Doctor has filled Sickbay with all sorts of bizarre medical instruments, alien plants and spores, and stasis chambers with small, living creatures. He practices a brand of "Intergalactic medicine" the likes of which we've never seen. This makes the most routine visit to Sickbay an unexpected adventure. .
·Lieutenant Joe Mayweather: Helmsman. African American. Mid to late 20s. A unique product of 22nd Century life, Mayweather was raised on cargo ships. As a result Joe is more "interstellar" than even the Captain. He's travelled to dozens of planets and met many different alien species. Mayweather has an 'instinct' for space-travel that few humans possess. Joe's closest friend is Spike. Similar in age and spirit these two will spend their off-duty hours finding new ways to enjoy life in space.
·Lt. Commander Malcolm Reed: Armoury Officer. British. Late 20s - early 30s. In the new age of humanity's enlightenment, Reed is a bit of a throwback. He's a 22nd Century "soldier", all spit and polish and by the book. Reed is filled with contradictions. Despite his near-obsession with munitions, he's soft-spoken, shy and awkward around women. When testing a new weapon, he's liable to put on a pair of space-age earplugs because he doesn't like loud noises.
·Ensign Hoshi Sato: Comm. Officer. Japanese. Mid to late 20s. Striking and intelligent, Hoshi has a feisty spirit that often tests the patience of the crew. She's in charge of communications on Enterprise, but she also serves as ship's Translator. An expert in exo-linguistics, she learned to manipulate her vocal chords to emit a range of alien sounds no human has ever produced. She has a natural affinity for picking up languages. Hoshi doesn't like the idea of being trapped in a "tin can" hurtling at impossible speeds. Every time the ship jumps to warp she grips her console and closes her eyes. She's a "white knuckle" space farer.
·Silik: Late 30s to early 40s. Alien. Physically agile. One of the leaders of the Suliban, a deadly species obsessed with genetic enhancement. Our villain. [Note: Silik is described as a recurring character.]
·Admiral Forrest: Human male. 50s to 60s. A career military man who's the highest ranking officer in Starfleet. He's fond of Captain Archer and has personally selected him to command Enterprise. [Note: Forrest and all further characters are non-recurring, and cast for the pilot episode only.]
·Admiral Leonard: Human male. 40s - 50s. A high-ranking officer in Starfleet who serves directly under Admiral Forrest.
·Commander Williams: Human male. 50s. A somewhat temperamental Starfleet officer who serves as attaché to Admiral Forrest.
·Ambassador Soval: Vulcan male. Late 60s. A wise and arrogant diplomat who has very little patience with Captain Archer.
·Tos: Vulcan male. 50s. Ambassador Soval's assistant. Shares Soval's disdain for human culture.
According to the breakdown sheet, shooting for the series is scheduled to begin on the 8th of May in Los Angeles. The project is referred to as 'Untitled New Star Trek Series', and is described as a Sold Series, which would seem to suggest that a decision has already been made on where Series V will eventually air.
Again, as we have always done for all previous Series V news, we have to stress that the above info has not been officially confirmed by Paramount yet, and that until they make an official announcement on the next series any such news should be treated as you would any rumour. Meanwhile, major thanks go out to the person who passed along this info!
As previously stated by Viacom, the show is scheduled to premiere in Fall 2001. As we get closer to the launch date, it will be very interesting to see more details released, and eventually have some faces attached to the above characters. Of course, we will continue to follow all Series V developments closely here at Trek Today, so be sure to check back often!
Finally, lots of good wishes go out to creative team Rick Berman and Brannon Braga - let's hope that by bringing Star Trek into the 22nd Century they will also be able to continue to let it prosper in the 21st Century.
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