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Picard cha'dich

Picard as Worf's cha'DIch

Cha'DIch was a title in the Klingon legal system.

A warrior challenging a ruling of the Klingon High Council was not allowed personal combat. He therefore chose a cha'DIch to fight for him. The person selected as cha'DIch would speak the words jIlajneS. ghIj qet jaghmeyjaj. (I accept. May your enemies run with fear.) After being introduced to the council, the cha'DIch was handed a sword in a scabbard to wear.

Kurn served as his brother Worf's cha'DIch when Worf challenged the High Council in 2366. When Kurn was injured in an assassination attempt by Duras, Jean-Luc Picard became Worf's new cha'DIch. (TNG: "Sins of the Father")

Picard reminded Worf of his service as cha'DIch and their special relationship in 2367, when they were enroute to Qo'noS for Gowron's inauguration. (TNG: "Redemption")

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