From:vlaDeSH
To:*Galactic-Enquirer
Stardate:20020511.1852
Subject:Klingons Re-Name Old Emperor

*** Klingon Imperial News Service ***

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                          < THE KLINGON EMPIRE >
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The following transmission was distributed to all known galactic news agencies and public presses, which broke the story to their respective governments and citizens.

< The camera pans to show the massive vaS'a of Qo'noS, copper-dome illuminated by a violent spike of blue-lightning and the rattling boom of nearby thunder. Great banners fly gloriously above it, waving frantically in the fierce and howling winds: crimson with the emblem of the Klingon Empire against their bright surcoat. >

A commentators voice is superimposed over the image, rich and deep in baritone, speaking in the sharp Klingon tongue that is translated then for all alien-listeners.

"The High Council today announced the reinstatement of the controversial Kahless II, clone of Kahless, as Emperor of the Klingon Empire, returning the station to one of a purely religious and diplomatic role. Vocal members amongst the High Council have also in the recent weeks stated their disapproval of Qang Shra'Hawk's handling of the current Romulan-Klingon crises. There are rumours circulating that several possible challenges may be attempted in the coming days against his post in order to relieve him as Qang and to in-state a more interactive leader. Even with the war-veteran's dismount from his powerful seat, should he lose against such challenges, Shra'Hawk has earned himself a permanent place upon the High Council his fellow peers noted.

Lor'mogh, son of bortaQ, seems the most eager to overcome the long-time war-hero, Shra'Hawk. This aged diplomat's popularity amongst Qo'noS' citizens has been rising in recent months amidst propaganda efforts spear-headed by himself that state he will end the Romulan incursion...at any cost.

Klingon defense forces continue to remain on high-alert, patrolling the Empire's remaining territories and the space about Qo'noS and tay'ghoqor.

It is a dark hour in the history of the Empire, but light will be renewed within its mind, and hope will be rekindled within its heart. The warrior's cry shall spill the blood of its enemies, and glory and victory shall again be proudly displayed upon every war-mantle."