Type: Hunter Class Bird-of-Prey
vestai Qonal is just 6ft tall with sandy brown hair and hazel
eyes. He is sturdily built and somewhat clumsy in everyday life.
was born in 2354 to a working class family. Some time after his
14th birthday he got involved with a young girl named Rilla.
Unfortunately Rilla belonged to a notorious pirate who blackmailed the
young Kargan into joining him, threatening to kill Kargan's family if
the boy did not obey.
In August 2369, Christa Martinez, the wife
of Krang epetai Inigan was kidnapped by the pirates. Heavily
pregnant, the young woman appealed to Kargan's sympathy and the boy was
instrumental in helping her escape.
In gratitude, Krang took the
boy under his protection and sponsored him through officer training at
the Klingon Military academy. Like the rest of his class, Kargan
graduated early due to the onset of the Dominion war and he was
assigned to the IKC Hegh'Ta under captain Kay'vin.
death he was promoted to First Officer of the ship, Despite his youth
and relative inexperience, he served with distinction and proved
himself a worthy warrior. He is also, despite his clumsiness, an
expert pilot and helmsman,
He was promoted to captain in 2376.
2355: Birth of Kargan to Qonal and Kiran
2372: Graduated early from Klingon Military Academy. Assigned Helmsman on IKS Hegh'Ta
2375: Battlefield Promotion to First Officer
2376: Promotion to Captain
Kargan is fiercely loyal to the House of Inigan.
IKC Hegh’Ta, the second ship to bear that name, is the first of the new
Hunter class of birds-of-prey. An experimental design, developed
especially for the Dominion war, Hegh'Ta was commissioned in 2372 under
the command of Captain Kay'Vin.
At 250m in length it is larger
and more powerful than the older classes, although still smaller and
more manoeuvrable than the great battle cruisers. It has a crew
complement of sixty as well as a detachment of one hundred marines.
2375, Hegh'Ta was ordered to transport Krang epetai Inigan to Earth for
a security conference. While on route, the vessel responded to a
distress call. A Federation transport ship, the Orinoco was under
attack by Cardassian ships. The USS Endeavour also responded to
the call and the two ships went into battle side by side. Captain
Kay'vin was killed in the fight and as the highest ranking officer,
Krang epetai Inigan took command.
Over the next few months, the
two ships, Endeavour and Hegh'Ta fought together against their common
enemy, their missions including the rescue of the suriving crew of the
lost USS Poseidon froma Dominion prison camp and the destruction of a
Dominion weapons facility.
At the end of the Dominion war,
command of the Hegh'Ta was turned over to its first officer, Kargan
vestai Qonal and the ship was ordered to join the tenth Klingon fleet
before eventually being assigned to Starbase 24 as a founder member of
the Federation/Klingon Rapid Response Fleet.