|Menchez in 2410.|
|Affiliation:||Klingon Defence Force|
|Stationed:||IKS B'Cnah, IKS Kragoth|
Menchez, son of Drognov, of the House of Rokkon, was a Klingon Defense Force officer who commanded the IKS B'Cnah after he destroyed his previous vessel, and then, the IKS Kragoth. He was well acquainted with the Captain of the USS Phoenix-X and, in fact, shared an exchange program between both vessels, in the late 24th century, where half of each crew served on the other's ship. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X, Star Trek Online: Literary Challenge, First City)
History[edit | edit source]
Menchez was named after his great grandfather. (First City: Page 1)
IKS Bochnah[edit | edit source]
In 2373, Menchez was suspected, by the Klingon Empire, of planning to ruin relations with the Federation. Instead, Admiral Daniel "set the records straight" and claimed Menchez as a "good man". In return, Menchez gave the USS Phoenix the Bochnah's cloaking device, which he was supposed to give to Hoglo, of the House of Duras. Menchez also agreed to an Officer Exchange Program between the IKS Bochnah and Daniel's crew, aboard the Phoenix, in which half of each crews would be exchanged between each other. ("Betrayal and Honour", "The Links' Traitor")
In 2375, Hoglo set into motion a plan to kill Menchez, by pitting Menchez against the Empire through framing someone close to him. On Stardate 52083.06, Menchez requested to rendezvous with the USS Phoenix-X, where Captain Daniel considered Menchez an old friend. There, Menchez warned Daniel that the Klingon High Council suspected Lieutenant Commander Red to be a traitor and had sent someone to assassinate Red. After capturing the assassin, Menchez joined the Phoenix-X aboard their ship as they investigated the matter to also clear Red's name. After infiltrating a facility with critical information, on Qo'noS, the Phoenix-X came under attack by Klingon ships from the Duras family. Instead of Menchez's death, as Hoglo desired, the enemies were defeated with the help of the Bochnah. Menchez was returned to his ship. ("Betrayal and Honour")
The following year, Menchez attempted to acclimatize Lieutenant Commander Red to his Klingon surroundings when the crew of the Phoenix-X was temporarily disbanded and Red was temporarily re-assigned to the Bochnah. ("Experimentalism")
In 2378, while en-route to rendezvous with the Phoenix-X, the Bochnah, where Menchez was in command, was attacked by a Borg cube. The attack ceased after their Changeling passenger, Shoon, was abducted and when Menchez beamed aboard the Phoenix-X and a similar event happened with Shane. Menchez pondered what the Borg wanted with two Changelings. Meanwhile, Menchez and Daniel discontinued the Officer Exchange Program between both ships, returning half of each crews' back to each ship. Later, while both the Phoenix-X and Bochnah trailed false signatures in an attempt to lure the Borg, Menchez expressed distaste for their plan. After a time of no results, Menchez chose to veer off and have the Bochnah look for the Borg themselves. ("Destiny's Revenge, Part I") After having no luck in finding the Borg, Menchez was contacted by the Starfleet officers that used to be a part of his crew and asked if they could return to the Bochnah. Finally able to track the Borg, Menchez and his crew fought a cube infused with omnipotent energy which he explained was due to the assimilation of an omni'X named Firewall that used to be a part of their crew. Helping the Phoenix-X and being helped by the Traveling Link, Menchez and his crew were able to defeat the Borg so that the Phoenix-X could get their lost crew back. After the crisis was settled, the exchange officer program between both ships was reinstated. ("Destiny's Revenge, Part II & III")
IKS B'Cnah[edit | edit source]
In 2380, Menchez was defeated in battle by a Reman ship which damaged his own vessel, the Bochnah, beyond repair. General Verticon approached in a Vorcha-class ship, which was later named the IKS B'Cnah, and gave it to Menchez. ("Forged in Something")
- This aligns Menchez up with the in-game play of Star Trek Online, which syncs him for use in Star Trek Online: Literary Challenge, Star Trek Online: Unofficial Literary Challenge, Earth Spacedock and First City.
In 2410, Menchez and his crew were accidentally sent back in time to the year 2033 where they assisted in protecting the timeline from changes enacted by Sayjan. To do this, they were forced to ensure the Xindi-Avians were killed off. ("The Xindi Paradox")
Later, the Captain, commanding the B'Cnah, tracked a distortion in space that led he and his crew into Federation territory, right to Earth Spacedock. After receiving no immediate communication from the starbase, Menchez boarded the station in order to continue his search. (Earth Spacedock: Page 22)
IKS Kragoth[edit | edit source]
After the B'Cnah was nearly destroyed, Menchez was given command of the IKS Kragoth to find Chancellor J'mpok and bring him home. With intel from Dahar Master Gaurantan, Menchez and the Kragoth traveled to Moartor Outpost with General Kro'nok and the IKS Ha'vok. (First City: Page 1) There, they were captured by the Children of Khan, who were helping the lost House of Kovok regain their strength. (Page 2) After revealing to the Children of Khan that the changeling J'mpok was discovered, Menchez was blackmailed into allowing the Hokke take command of the Kragoth in exchange for not allowing he and his crew to die in dishonorable death. Menchez and Hokke were then transported onto the Augment-hijacked Kragoth, warping away into the unknown. (Page 3)
While still-hijacked, Menchez learned of the dishonor from his own Galorda Defense Fleet fleet-mates at Raatooras, where Sigon, Deloss and Kronen conspired to keep secret their apparent loss of the inhabitants of the planet to an Arin'Sen-Great Sage-merged being named Hemly. Menchez soon went to Q's Winter Wonderland, where he ordered Captain Elektra to eliminate the three other Captains. ("Face the Kramp'Ihri")
Memorable quotes[edit | edit source]
- "What is that noise? It is giving me a Klingon headache... and our headaches are not fun as you can see by our foreheads!"
- — "Triple Tribble Sunday"
Appendices[edit | edit source]
|Galorda Defense Fleet|
|IKS Valentine |
Background information[edit | edit source]
- Menchez was role played by Hawku for the Star Trek Online: Literary Challenges in 2014/2015.
- Several characters from Star Trek: Phoenix-X share the same experiences from the video game missions of Star Trek Online. It is a soft-break of the "fourth wall" that they all are semi-conscious of this whilst interacting with each other. The only differing experiences between characters are depicted through in-story from the Star Trek Online: Literary and Unofficial Literary Challenges.