The Chancellor of the High Council is the leader of the High Council of the Klingon Empire and is the head of government for the Klingon Empire. The Chancellor became the head of government for the Empire after the fall of the post of Emperor in the mid-21st Century. The Chancellor doubled as the head of state until the restoration of the imperial throne in 2369. In 2376, a line of Chancellor-class ships was produced by the Klingon Defense Force, each named in honor of previous chancellors.
The Chancellor is protected at all times by the Yan-Isleth, a dedicated security force. However, many chancellors such as Gowron and Martok have been known to take command of Klingon Defense Force vessels and lead attacks personally - Gowron commanded the IKS Bortas in the Klingon Civil War (TNG episode: "Redemption") and Martok led Klingon forces from his flagship during the Battle of Cardassia (DS9 episode: "What You Leave Behind").
- Chancellor of the High Council of the Klingon Empire article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
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