Children of San-Tarah

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Klingon Empire logo 2410.png Children of San-TarahKlingon Empire logo 2410.png
Klingon Empire
Average Male Height:
168 cm (5 ft. 6 in.) to 191 cm (6 ft. 3 in.)
Average Male Weight:
59 kg (130 lb.) to 104.3 kg (230 lb.)
Average Female Height:
165 cm (5 ft. 5 in.) to 178 cm (5 ft. 10 in.)
Average Female Weight:
45.4 kg (100 lb.) to 90.7 kg (200 lb.)
Minimum Academy Age:
Life Expectancy:
Distinctive Features:
PRC Rated:
NPC Rated:
With Admin consent

The Children of San-Tarah were once a pre-warp species. They are native to the planet San-Tarah in the Kavrot sector. They have since been conquered by the Klingons, and are now a part of the Klingon Empire.


A humanoid species, Children of San-Tarah are most notable for being covered with fur. They resemble Earth canines, and have pointed ears, long snouts, and sharp teeth.

They have three fingers and a thumb on each paw-like hand, with both their fingers and their padded feet ending in sharp claws.

San-Tarah use both their claws and feet in battle, in addition to their bladed weapons.


Traditionally divided into a system of "packs", not unlike Klingon Houses. These packs are lead by a Ruling Pack.

Described as a warrior culture, the Children of San-Tarah did not concern themselves with politics or commerce before being conquered by the Klingons. Settling everything by combat, decisions of the Ruling Pack could be challenged with a battle. Any accused thieves fight their accusers in combat. They are such a warrior culture that their language does not have a word for peace. When battling, they have been known to carve a circle in the dirt. If a fighter leaves this circle, they forfeit the battle.

The San-Tarah also participate in a traditional battle known as the "Great Hunt." One earns the right to join the Great Hunt by single combat, which is considered a great achievement. Commonly hunted is the "san-chera," but also other creatures such as the "san-reak" during winter.

Horns are used to communicate over long distances. A three-note horn means that the San-Tarah are invaded by an outside force.

They do believe in gods, which they call the "el-mar." Their afterlife is described as "running with the dead".


Before the Klingons

Little is known of San-Tarah history before the arrival of the Klingon ship IKS Gorkon. Legends talk of a battle in orbit of their planet that blotted out the sun, due to the ships using subspace weapons. More recently, three packs attempted to overthrow the Ruling Pack. The rebellion was put down at the cost of many lives. This was the most recent time where the San-Tarah were invaded before the arrival of the Klingons.

Klingon Invasion

In 2376, the IKS Gorkon discovered San-Tarah and attempted to conquer it. Twenty squads (100 warriors) were sent down to take the Prime Village, where the Ruling Pack was based. The Children of San-Tarah routed the attacking Klingons. Their Ruling Pack then offered to meet with the "Klingon Ruling Pack" to determine how the fight was to continue. Klingon universal translators could not properly dissect the language, in part because the Children of San-Tarah do not have a word for "peace" or "surrender".

An agreement was made to have each side participate in a series of five contests: a hunt, a sea battle, a capture the flag style event, a weight-lifting contest, and a duel between leaders. The Klingons won the first and third contests; the San-Tarah won the second, fourth, and fifth. However, the Klingon leader refused to honor the agreement, and political discourse ensued. The Klingons eventually agreed to protect the planet and its people from other invaders, and in return, the Children of the planet would join the Klingon Empire willingly.

Present Day

At the turn of the 25th Century, Children of San-Tarah were finally allowed to enter the Klingon Defense Force as serving members of the military, rather than civilian laborers. While several Children had won field commissions in combat, this was the first time an annexed species had been granted permission to enlist. The few that managed to complete basic training, however, were denied the glory of serving the Empire on the front lines, finding themselves shuffled off to backwater assignments.