In honor of the Klingon Core Rulebook release, we return to a canon Featured Starship: the I.K.S. Hegh’ta (IKC-55342), the K’Vort-class bird-of-prey that was commanded by Captain Kurn back in the 2360s. Our Featured Starships are meant to give you a quick player ship to start play with, and here’s one for you to consider.
I’ve chosen a 2369 version of the Hegh’ta, after its appearance in “Redemption, Part II” where it survives a star’s corona (suggesting Improved Hull Integrity). A warship in the Klingon Defense Force, Kurn remembered setting up photon torpedoes with shield generators to use them as mines. The Hegh’ta likely went to a new captain after the Klingon Civil War, opening possibilities for a player crew. No refits needed for a game in 2369 and beyond. If using the Hegh’ta in the 2360s before 2369, subtract the refit in Sensors (-1).
Featured Starship articles spotlight established starships that you can use as a ship for players for immediate play (such as for a demo or convention game), or as an NPC ship in your campaign. Some are a natural fit with characters from the Featured Crew articles. Only Core Rulebook (Federation or Klingon) rules will be used (with perhaps a few special exceptions, such as the spaceframes from the Command Division supplement).