From:vlaDeSH
To:*Galactic-Enquirer
Stardate:20011223.1921
Subject:[vlaDeSH: Toq'mar's Address]

From:     vlaDeSH
To:       *Klingon-Empire-Chronicles
When:     11:20 am, Sunday, December 23, 2001
Subject:  Toq'mar's Address
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Toq'mar's now-familiar face appears on the screen, dissolving from the emblem of the Klingon Empire, the three-pointed seal. He stands at a podium, and begins to speak in a quiet, yet pleasing tone.

"The Rebellion," he says, "Is over. We are victorious. And, while the Qang has not yet been brought to justice, that is no longer the responsibility of the Brotherhood of Honor, but rather, the Government of the Klingon Empire.

"Those in the Empire, both closest to me, and those in the farthest reaches of our space, expected that once this rebellion had finished, that I would assume the role of Qang, and re-establish the High Council. THis, however, is not what I shall do. From this point forward, I declare the Brotherhood of Honor dissolved -- but this act does not free us from our Blood Oath, which has yet to be fulfilled. I declare that Fleet Admiral Shra'Hawk will now be Qang Shra'Hawk, Chancellor of the Klingon Empire. I hereby reinstate the Klingon High Council, and ask -- should the Council see it fit -- for a seat for myself upon that Council.

"The Rebellion is over, but the war is not. Krotoc's treachery dug deep into the roots of our Empire, and it will take time to purge it. We can only speculate the role of the Romulans -- and I would not doubt that Krotoc might attempt to return to Qo'nos with a fleet of Romulan Warbirds at his back.
"As such, I declare Krotoc persona non grata within the Empire, and may his house be considered without honor for three generations.

But, we must remain vigilant. I have dispatched patrols along the neutral zone, and we have begun re-establishing a tachyon net along the neutral zone, as to prevent the incursion of cloaked vessels into our space undetected.

"From this point forward, Shra'Hawk will be your leader, and I trust you will give him the same support, and the same respect that you all have given me since the beginning. Thank you.

The screen fades to the Emblem of the Klingon Empire, and then fades to black.
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