The House of Martok was one of the Klingon Empire's most powerful and respected Great Houses, led by Martok and his wife Sirella. Martok himself had not been high-born, as he came from the Ketha lowlands on Qo'noS, although his house gained significant influence and power thanks to his brilliant military career. In 2373, Martok formally invited Worf to join the House of Martok after Worf played a critical role in the success of his first mission commanding the IKS Rotarran. (DS9: "Soldiers of the Empire")
However, when Worf and Jadzia Dax decided to wed the same year, Sirella, Mistress of the House, opposed Jadzia's joining the House of Martok. Sirella believed that by allowing aliens into her house, it would threaten their identity as Klingons. She went as far as canceling the wedding after an altercation with Jadzia, although she changed her mind after Jadzia apologized and begged forgiveness. (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited")
Known members Edit
|Klingon Great Houses|
|Antaak • D'Ghor • Duras • Grilka • Konjah • Kor • Korath • Martok • Mo'Kai • Mogh • Noggra • T'Kuvma|
Background information Edit
The novelization Sacrifice of Angels mentions that Martok's grandfather of the same name established the house. According to the novel The Left Hand of Destiny, Darok from "Once More Unto the Breach" was the gin'tak of the House of Martok.