Klingon

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  • Appearance: Mammalian; dark skin, forehead crest, prominent spinal ridges, sharp incisors; on average taller, larger than humans
    • QuchHa' minority during 22nd and 23rd century look near-identical to humans
  • Lifespan: over 150 years (DS9: "Blood Oath")
  • Homeworld: Qo'noS
  • Low tolerance for cold (DS9: "Change of Heart"; VOY: "Displaced")
  • Magenta blood (The Undiscovered Country)
  • Multiply redundant biological systems
    • Two livers, three lungs, eight-chambered heart, redundant neural functions (TNG: "Ethics")
  • Children mature quickly (cf. Alexander)
  • Foods and drinks
    • Raktajino (Various)
      • Essentially Klingon coffee
      • Derived from a blend of Human coffee and ra'taj liquor, brewed as a cappucino

History

  • c.1900: First contact with Vulcans, leading to decades of war (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures; TNG: "First Contact")
  • 2151: First contact with Humans; Broken Bow, Earth incident (ENT: "Broken Bow")
  • 2154: Qu'vat virus leads to creation of QuchHa' minority class in contrast to HemQuch majority (ENT: "Affliction")
  • Early 2290s: Cure discovered for Qu'vat virus; QuchHa' cease to exist. Their former existence is largely denied or kept quiet with outsiders from this point forward. (TOS Novel: Forged in Fire; DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations")