|Cause:||Rumours of dishonor|
Klingon Defense Force
Khitomer Alliance(early conflict)
House of B'vat
House of Martok
House of Kang
House of Korath
House of Noggra
Tarsev's Liberated Elachi
Khitomer Alliance(later conflict)
Other rebel Klingon forces
There are many elements that provide the foundation for the conflict;
J'Ula was displaced in time from the Federation-Klingon War (2256-57) with advanced Mycelial technology ( “Downfall”). Coming from a time where the Klingon's had almost beaten the Federation (done so under the banner of "Remain Klingon") provided stark contrast to the peace being cemented between the two powers. In addition, a few years earlier House Mo'Kai had been wiped out by the House of B'vat. This added grievance to J'Ula's cause.
J'mpok became Chancellor of the Klingon High Council via personal combat with Chancellor Martok. Martok's death was faked due to Torg's intervention ( “Brushfire”); the revelation of this fact throws the legitimacy of J'mpok's rule into question regardless of Martok's unwillingness to return to the Chancellorship.
In the run up to the Iconian War, the Empire settled its dispute with the United Federation of Planets in favour of joining forces in the Khitomer Alliance ( “Surface Tension”). This turn away from conquest created dissatisfaction among Klingon's who do not view their place as one of peaceful coexistence with powers such as the Federation.
|Story Arc: J'Ula's Discovery||Story Arc: Klingon Civil War|
J'Ula's arrival in the 25th Century caused concern among the Alliance leaders as she possessed powerful weaponry and was against the peace between the major powers. As a result, members of the Alliance began running its officers through Historical Tactical Simulations from J'Ula's past, catching them up to speed with the tactics of House Mo'Kai ( “The Plausibility of the Possible”, “Impossibility of Reason”, “Secrets”, “Downfall”).
In late 2410 J'Ula and her flagship, the I.K.S. Lukara resurfaced with a surprise attack on Andoria. There, it was revealed that J'Ula has been experimenting with the very same mycelial weapon that hurdled her and her forces into the future in the first place, though further investigation determined that this weapon severely damaged the Mycelial network in the process. In addition, her actions resulted in an incursion into normal space from the Elachi, in both normal and corrupted forms ( “Beneath the Skin”).
Addressing the High Council and the Attack on Khitomer
J'Ula managed to use a little-known Klingon law to reinstate House Mo'Kai which allowed her to address the High Council. Doing so, she calls out Chancellor J'mpok for his dishonorable deeds, such as stealing the Chancellor position while Martok still lives and not participating in the Hur'q battle, thus rallying other Klingon's to her cause. A skirmish ensued in the Great Hall and her forces, alongside Klingon Rebel forces, later began attacking various systems such as the destruction of Seedea Base and killing innocent civilians in the Qu'Vat System. J'Ula later went back into hiding, prompting Alliance Intelligence to begin thoroughly searching for her whereabouts ( “The Centre Cannot Hold”).
After some time, J'mpok sends General Martok to accompany an Alliance captain to search Khitomer. They eventually discover J'Ula and Aakar at the lower levels and a battle ensues, after which Aakar betrays J'Ula and escapes, prompting J'Ula to explain that the attack on Qu'Vat was his doing. They escape the lower levels and Adet'pa updates that J'mpok has brought a fleet above Khitomer, who then sends Klingon forces led by Captain Ja'rod to engage them and slaughter Khitomer's civilians. After Ja'rod is killed, he then launches a mycelial weapon provided by Aakar, damaging its facilities and killing numerous delegates. Fortunately, the Alliance captain, General Martok, J'Ula and Adet'pa were able to rescue a few survivors and escape. J'mpok later accuses them for committing the crime and a battle ensues involving Klingons and Alliance forces including notable Alliance flagships. The Alliance captain, General Martok, J'Ula and Adet'pa are forced to go into hiding, allying themselves with House Mo'Kai and labeled as enemies of the Empire. ( “The Khitomer Discord”).
Emerge from Hiding and Dismissal of the High Council
J'mpok began sending various operatives to hunt down the Alliance captain, accompanied by General Martok, J'Ula and Adet'pa while they are in hiding.
Some time later, Adet'pa discovered the source of the evidence depicting J'mpok's attack on Khitomer which would help clear their names, prompting them to emerge from hiding. The Alliance captain and General Martok met up with her in Shangdu on Nimbus III, where she has sought assistance from the crew of the Coldstar. Madran informs J'mpok about their presence and they send Klingon, mercenary and arena forces to engage them. They later met up with J'Ula in the Gorath System. The Coldstar's inflitration specialist Wilkins extracted the data, allowing Aakar access to it as well, while the others defeated Imperial Security forces. In orbit, following a massive battle involving House Mo'Kai, Klingon Rebels, Alliance and Imperial forces, J'Ula and Wilkins broadcasted the evidence. Despite clearing their names and free to roam within the Empire, the various Klingon Houses lost trust in the Empire and returned to their own homes. J'mpok dismisses the High Council and proclaims himself 'Emperor' of the Klingon Empire ( “Partisans”).
Pilgrimage to Boreth, Gre'thor and Rebirth of L'Rell
The Alliance captain, General Martok and Adet'pa met with J'Ula on Boreth to seek out the monks with the latter three beaming down. One of the monks, Tenavik, arranges several trials for J'Ula to undertake through the various chambers. Trials include facing Molor, the original Kahless and overcoming obstacles through the Time Chamber, while facing Aakar and the Sons of None where the former escapes. Touching one of the time crystals, J'Ula experiences a vision where she is surrounded by dead bodies and the Empire destroyed, and another where she witnesses the Empire united through the birth of someone. Tenavik then brought them to the cloning chambers to resurrect Chancellor L'Rell, however her soul is in Gre'thor. In orbit following a battle, Aakar plants a virus on the Lukara destroying the ship, but the Alliance captain managed to retrieve her crew ( “Knowledge is Power”).
They return to Boreth, this time with the Alliance captain joining to seek out L'Rell's soul to unite the Great Houses. Breathing the incense provided by Tenavik, they are taken to Koth, the void between Sto-vo-kor and Gre'thor. Martok reunites with Gowron who leads the team to the Barge of the Dead and journey to Gre'thor. Via asking Kortar, the various souls and defeating the souls of the Sons of None, L'Rell reveals herself before them and they journey to Fek'lhr's lair. They defeat Fek'lhr to prove their offer to exchange L'Rell's soul, but before J'Ula could offer hers, Gowron interrupts and offers his instead. J'Ula then suggests a new offer of Aakar's and J'mpok's souls to which Fek'lhr accepts, and the team escapes Gre'thor. With the rebirth of L'Rell, the Fek'Ihri return to attack Boreth. L'Rell launches a new flagship and sends a galaxy-wide call, where reinforcements from KDF and House Mo'kai warped in. With everyone united they all defeat the Fek'lhri and save Boreth, celebrating their victory in the end ( “Leap of Faith”).
Rallying Warriors and the Fall of J'mpok and Aakar
The Alliance captain, accompanied by Martok, L'Rell, J'Ula and Adet'pa travel around to rally warriors from various Klingon systems for the final battle on Qo'noS. This includes warriors of House Kang in the Beta Penthe System, whom J'mpok had sent them imprisoned to Rura Penthe, House Korath in the Forcas System, their ships disabled by Aakar's virus, and Tarsev's Liberated Elachi force in the Qu'Vat System ( “Warriors of the Empire”).
Assembled allies following that also includes Captain Kagran after regretting his actions on Khitomer, the Gorn, the Orions and other Klingon Houses as they depart for Qo'noS. Breaking through the first wave of Ferasan, Lethean and Nausicaan forces, they disable J'mpok's flagship and defeated his main fleet. This is following a failed attempt to destroy the Alliance captain's ship with a mycelial weapon, who swiftly moved into the I.K.S. K'tinga‘s position, allowing Tarsev's Elachi forces to emerge from the rift and aid in the battle, leaving the former two ships unscathed. J'mpok threatens to detonate the hydro bomb planted in 2257, the same tactic used by L'Rell to achieve power - ensuring if he could not rule Qo'noS, there would not be a Qo'noS left to rule. As J'mpok retreats to the Great Hall, Aakar enters the battle in orbit with his flagship, the I.K.S. Targ, and his fleet. The Alliance captain, Martok, L'Rell and J'Ula beam down to the surface while Kagran and Adet'pa lead the fight against Aakar and his fleet. ( “A Day Long Remembered”).
While ground forces are taking on ground troops, a team of Alliance forces, led by Kagran and Adet'pa disable the Targ and destroy Aakar's fleet. With both the Kris'tak and the Targ disabled, Aakar beams back to the surface to join J'mpok in the Great Hall ( “Remain Klingon”).
After fighting ground troops and breaking through Aakar's shielding around the city, Aakar wounds Martok at the courtyard, forcing him to retreat back to the Rotarran but not before handing the Sword of Kahless to L'Rell. He lures J'Ula into a duel to the death with J'mpok while he confronts the Alliance captain and L'Rell ( “A Day Long Remembered”).
Back on the Rotarran, Martok aids in the coordination of destroying the two flagships alongside Adet'pa and Kagran using a similar tactic used to fire on the K't'inga earlier. With Aakar's Mo'Kai virus, Adet'pa is able to modify it which would disable the two flagships if they fire mycelial weapons at each other. As the Targ targets an Alliance ship, they would swiftly move to the Kri'stak's position, allowing the weapon to hit and the virus to continue disabling her and vice versa ( “Remain Klingon”).
In the Great Hall, the Alliance captain and L'Rell break through Aakar's shields and personal transporters with the aid of Adet'pa, despite her hands being full coordinating the battle in space at the same time, thus allowing the Alliance captain to kill him. J'Ula mortally wounds J'mpok, but before he could make good on his threat to set off the bomb, his hand is cut off by L'Rell, wielding the Sword of Kahless. J'Ula then delivers the killing blow, but not before J'mpok warns her that the Empire would never follow her. In a turn of events, the warriors chant J'Ula's name, but J'Ula passes the Chancellorship to L'Rell instead ( “A Day Long Remembered”).
As J'mpok falls in the Great Hall, the team of Alliance forces destroys both the Kri'stak and the Targ alongside Kagran, Adet'pa and Martok. L'Rell announces the end of the J'mpok's reign and the Civil War, calling all warriors to rejoin the Empire without vengeance befalling them ( “Remain Klingon”).
Two weeks following the fall of J'mpok while the Empire is still rebuilding, everyone is gathered at the Great Hall for a celebration event organized by L'Rell. With J'mpok and Aakar sent to Gre'thor grants the freedom of Gowron to enter Sto-vo-kor as bargained. The Khitomer Alliance aids in the reconstruction of Qo'noS and pledges readiness if another tyrant were to set their eyes on the Federation, the Republic or the Dominion. While many of his people have assumed their former lives in the mycelial network, Tarsev has been requested to serve in the Alliance as an ambassador of the Liberated Elachi instead. Furthermore, J'Ula, with her people incorporated into the Alliance as well, takes on the role of Chancellor L'Rell's Torchbearer moving forward ( “A Day Long Remembered”).