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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 14
09-13-2010, 04:02 PM
Originally Posted by MustrumRidcully View Post
Klingons are not as stupid as Pakleds. Otherwise there would have been no point to introduce the Pakleds.

But it is is clearly a Federation Engineering/Scientist shtick to come up with odd deflector dish modifications to achieve the required effect of the day. I think there is even a scene where the Jem'Hardar mention their admiration for this ability of Starfleet Engineers, implying that this type of improvisation is not found on others.

That was a vorta '' and I bet you brought one of those famed starfleet engineers with you who can turn rocks into replicators'' and besides its your sci officer not your engineer that comes up with the idea.

If you want the Klingons not to be only taking scraps from the Feddie table, a Klingon option should be fully Klingon. Challenging the Breen to honor duel, or simply dropping his shields with disruptor fire and then beaming the Deferi over. That's the Klingon approach.
As a Klingon, one might even question whether someone that was taken as a slave deserves a rescue, or if his honor can only be restored by dying with the ship he was enslaved on. (Not necessarily all Klingons will come to that conclusion, but it might be on the table.)

I am not suggesting give the KDF the same option the feds have but rather another option that involves a boarding action and basically a jailbreak for the defari.

I doubt a honour duel would be something the breen would agree to, they care little about honour and they mock the klingons about it quite often.
Then there is the matter that my captain is a lethean and not a klingon so he might well think of a clever scheme to be able to beam over to their ship and do some breen killing.

Remember that episode about the Klingon-Federation-Benzite Officer exchange program? The Klingons reaction to finding some kind of metal-eating organic material was not studying it and finding counter-measures, but looking for a way to avenge the suspected betrayal of the Enterprise. That's how Klingon priorities should be. Unless they are just Feds with funny foreheads. (But why would we need another one of those?)
True but for now the Klingons are helping the defari because of a ancient matter of honour where the defari helped the empire by saving a old emperors life against the breen. Basically the empire owes them one.
That and Jempok tells you to help the defari so they are more inclined to give the KDF their secrets and not the federation.