For the Vorta with a similar name, please see Borath.

Boreth was an inhabited planet in the Klingon Empire, and the location of the important Boreth monastery. This monastery was established by the Followers of Kahless.

According to The Story of the Promise, after promising he would return, Kahless pointed to a star, saying, "Look for me there, on that point of light." Boreth orbited this star. The planet later became a popular destination for devout Klingons seeking to discover the spirit of Kahless. To the Klingons, it was 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 Edit

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 Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 93); Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)

Dialogue from the episode suggests that the monastery was about twelve days by shuttle from the general region in which the Alwanir 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.

There was disagreement on the pronunciation of this planet. Here are the three possible pronunciations:

  • "Rightful Heir" pronunciation guide: "BOR-reth" [1]
  • "The Way of the Warrior" pronunciation guide: "BOR-eth" [2]
  • "bore-OTH" [3]

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 62) and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), Boreth was located in the Boreth system. The system's primary was a M-class star.

The Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 93) classified Boreth as a class M planet.

Apocrypha Edit

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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