Star Trek: Stargazer
The proud flagship of House Kraytok, IKS Dush’Ku is an old D-10 Riskadh, commissioned in 2271. She has survived countless battles with honor. However, rumor has it, she didn’t come to House Kraytok though honor – but through cunning.
The story goes that Commander Kraytok attended a revel on Dush’Ku, there he drank blood wine and threw knives with another Klingon, the ship’s owner and host of the revel, in one of Dush’Ku’s massive cargo decks. At one point, after much blood wine had flowed, Kraytok challenged the owner to throw his knife as far as he could. The owner boasted he could throw his knife further than Kraytok and he would stake Dush’Ku vs. Kraytok’s warship. Kraytok agreed and allowed the other Klingon to throw first. The host threw his knife quite far and stuck it into the meat of a roasted targ. Everyone thought this was quite clever and cheers roared around the cargo deck. After a moment, Kraytok bellowed for attention – even in their drunkenness, Klingon soldiers are always ready for action and all came to attention. He commanded them to hang onto something – then he opened the cargo bay door! This sucked out the air, many barrels of wine and eventually the vacuum sucked out Kraytok’s thrown knife. It sailed away toward a distant star. Kraytok closed the cargo door. The cheers, once the room refilled with air, were uproarious! Dush’Ku was awarded to the more cunning warrior!