The Klingon Civil War
The second season of USS Tornado has only yet started and the ship is already facing its worst nightmare. In the surprising ambush created by the Rogue Houses within the Empire, the so-called Sovereignty of Kahless, has made their move and demanded by brute and overwhelming force to the surrendering of Captain Takato.
Tornado leaves the battlefield without a scratch, but their honor cracked. Only to await a new Commander at Pollux where the now Rear Admiral Anin announces their new Captain. The civil war has broken out and the Empire best hope is a broken crew named Tornado.
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An old run down Klingon prison barge nearing its finals days as a prisoner transport vessel is heading through Klingon Empire with a load of prisoners en route to the Klingon prison on Rura Penthe.However, midway through their voyage, the barge is forced to make a brief stop at an old Klingon K-7style space station for assistance in repairing their faulty warp engines. The repairs are estimated to only take several hours to a day, however, the detour it has provided the prisoners time to develop a plan of escape. Upon the prison transport's departure from the old K-7 station, the prisoners mount a surprise riot and gain control of the prison transport vessel, forcing it to
The prisoners have made contact with one of the more radical and disgruntled rogue houses of the Empire, pledging their loyalty to the house in exchange for their freedom and servitude to the house. The barge was carrying nearly one hundred and fifty dishonored and condemned warriors with a strong blood thirst for revenge on the ruling houses of the Empire. The last thing the Empire needs are more warriors in support of these rogue houses. The search for the barge ensues and the USS Tornado is dragged into the manhunt as well as the Empire hopes to locate and retake the barge before the prisoners reach the freedom of a fleet of rogue Klingon vessels. Critical information might be found to the whereabouts of Captain Takato.
The prison barge's shuttle was not found with the shuttle and one prisoner was unaccounted for. The USS Tornado's job, while failed in getting the barge, is not done as they receive orders from the Klingon Empire's High Council asking them to locate the prisoner with a heavy price placed upon the prisoner's head. Alive or Dead, the Empire wants the escaped fugitive, but an emphasis was definitely placed on the latter. When the High Council amend the orders with updated intelligence reports that the escapee is on the planet Qlj Hegh on the very outskirts of the Klingon Empire, in a system that they no longer acknowledge as part of the Empire, the Tornado appears to be in for a relatively easy mission.
Contacts on the Klingon Intelligence Force has leaked out information towards USS Tornado about the location of Captain Takato. The problem with the information is the location. The former battleground of the House of Darg, Sut HabmoHwI' mupwI'in the Narenda system. The area is now under full control of the newly reformed House of Si'tac that now also controls the Northern Klingon borders. The KDF is still struggling with the civil war that is going on and already in key systems, so they can't support the rescue.
Shagdac turns to an old friends son, Othin Darg, the banished son that was humiliated by the House of Si'tac by destroying the House of Darg honor and killing his father. The hope was there that Othin could come to aid towards the Tornado desperate act to save Captain Takato. Yet Othin was drinking his own honor away in an old K-7 class station and not frankly caring about the friendship Ryoko had with his father. Commander Shagdac is forced to challenge Othin to combat and barely wins, only to receive the news that the only hope to get the Captain back is to turn on Caradan.
This story is a side story focused on the events happening at the prison where all Starfleet personnel and other prisoners are taken. Narenda might have been friendly in the old days towards outsiders, but now it is controlled by the brute and savage Sovereignty of Kahless.