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Boreth
Boreth
Type: Planet
Affiliation: Klingon Empire
The monastery on Boreth in 2369

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Boreth was a planet in the Klingon Empire, and the location of the important Boreth monastery. According to the Story of the Promise, Kahless would one day return to lead the Klingon people on that "point of light". The planet later became a popular destination for devout Klingons seeking to discover the spirit of Kahless. To the Klingons, it is the most sacred location in the Empire.

In 2369, Worf visited the monastery on Boreth in an attempt to rediscover his Klingon heritage. It was there that Kahless apparently returned from Sto-vo-kor, although it was later revealed that he was a clone. (TNG: "Rightful Heir")

Worf visited the lava caves on Boreth in 2371 following the destruction of the USS Enterprise-D. (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior")

A view of the surface of Boreth was depicted on several viewscreens on Deep Space 9's Promenade and Replimat. (DS9: "The Muse")

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Background information

Dan Curry with Boreth inspiration
Curry with his Himalayas painting.

The Boreth landscape and monastery was a matte painting created by Dan Curry. He was inspired by similar structures he had seen in the Himalayas. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)

Dialog from the episode suggests that the monastery was about twelve days by shuttle from the general region in which the Alawanir Nebula was located, and a day's travel from the Klingon homeworld using the USS Enterprise-D. It might also be near the Gariman sector.

Background

According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (page 62), Boreth was located in the Boreth system. This system was a single star system. Primary was a Class M star with a magnitude of +3, which was 10 times brighter than Sol.

Apocrypha

The novelization of "The Way of the Warrior" had several scenes set on Boreth.

The Bajoran Ascendancy, from the horrific alternate future of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Millennium trilogy, named a Klingon warship after the planet.

Boreth was the location of a battle between the forces of Martok and Morjod in The Left Hand of Destiny, Book Two.

B'Elanna Torres, in the Voyager relaunch book series, traveled to Boreth to find her mother, Miral. Torres later decided to stay on Boreth and immerse herself in Klingon tradition.

Taking place in 2409, Boreth is also featured in the video game Star Trek Online. Alongside the clone of Kahless, the player has to fight demonic forces of the Fek'Ihri in the lava caves of the planet.

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