- References from numerous sources establish that the various depictions of Korax' life that may not take place in concurrent timelines, meaning there could be a number of divergent alternate reality versions of this topic that do not share the same continuity. The references below this note are separated into subsections to minimize confusion regarding the divergences.
Trouble with tribblesEdit
In the 2260s decade, Lieutenant Korax served as first officer to Captain Koloth of the IKS Gr'oth. In the year 2267, Korax provoked a fight with Federation Starfleet engineer Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott from the USS Enterprise on Deep Space Station K-7. In retribution, Scott beamed a mass of tribbles into the Gr'oth's engine room just before that vessel left the station at warp. (TOS episode & Star Trek 3 novelization: The Trouble with Tribbles;WizKids module: Attack Wing)
In order to remove the tribbles from the ship, Koloth ordered the Gr'oth into a battle against the Tholians. Korax served as the helmsman during the battle against the Tholians. (TOS - Strange New Worlds 9 short story: "A Bad Day for Koloth")
Koloth placed blame on Korax when removing the infestation proved too difficult. Although Koloth retained Korax on his next command, the IKS Devisor, the captain lost significant regard for the junior officer, and Korax' career stagnated. (TAS episode & Log Six novelization: More Tribbles, More Troubles)
Later that year, the Devisor was one of several Klingon vessels sent to investigate the dilithium mine at Beta Thoridar. Korax was tasked with assisting the mine's engineers in repairing the damaged atmospheric domes. This displeased Korax greatly, as he had always hated engineers. (ST - Seven Deadly Sins novella: The Unhappy Ones)
In 2270, Korax continued his service as Koloth's second-in-command, and took part in the attempted Romulan invasion of the Federation along the Neutral Zone, with the recently-installed Romulan Praetor, Gaius, manipulated in part by Koloth into these actions. However, following a showdown with the USS Yorktown, a large Starfleet task force, and the intervention of the Organians, the invasion was called off, the Klingon-Romulan Alliance dissolved, and the Organian Peace Treaty extended to include the Romulan Star Empire. (TOS comic: "Romulans: Schism")
Also during this same year, Korax was present at diplomatic talks that his captain was holding with the genetically engineered humans of Paragon Colony. While at the colony he was caught near the shield generators and the Klingon party was removed from the colony. Soon after, an explosion shook the colony as explosives destroyed the shield generators and imperiled the colony, fortunately Captain Kirk was able to save the colony. (TOS - The Eugenics Wars novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1)
Korax had become Captain of the Gr'oth by 2270, and that year launched an attack on the Guardian of Forever, believing it to be a Federation super-weapon development site. He plunged his ship directly onto the suspect site, killing himself and supposedly destroying the Guardian. (TOS - Crucible novel: Provenance of Shadows)
- Author David R. George III acknowledges that the Crucible trilogy largely does not take other licensed continuity into account, thus the contradiction of other stories.
In 2281, Admiral Korax got drunk with Montgomery Scott on the Intra-Empire Free Station and revealed details about the kidnapping of Warrantors of Peace to Scott. (TOS novel: Dwellers in the Crucible)
Circa 2281, Korax became commander of a dilithium-mining prison on Pao'la. In 2287, with the rise to power of Chancellor Gorkon, the prison was considered an affront to honor and destroyed. Korax survived the facility's destruction, but suffered in the dishonor of his association with the prison. (TOS novel: In the Name of Honor)
|IKS Devisor personnel|
|Choq • Gherud • Korax • Kurr • Matrik|
Appearances and referencesEdit
- TOS episode & Star Trek 3 novelization: The Trouble with Tribbles
- DS9 episode & novelization: Trials and Tribble-ations
- TAS episode & Log Six novelization: More Tribbles, More Troubles
- TOS - The Eugenics Wars novels: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1, The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2
- TOS novel: Spock Must Die!
- TOS - Crucible novel: Provenance of Shadows
- TOS novel: In the Name of Honor
- TOS - Strange New Worlds 9 short story: "A Bad Day for Koloth"
- TOS novel: From the Depths
- ST - Who's Who in Star Trek comic: "Issue 1"
- TOS - Constellations short story: "Where Everybody Knows Your Name"