A time for celebration, a time for family... but also a time for BATTLE
and HONOUR! Even in the simple act of carving the holiday pumpkin, a true
WARRIOR can hone his skills with the Bat'leth! Unfortunately, as human
pumpkins are so small we will content ourselves with the more delicate
klingon weapon - the daq tahg.
|Above : this puny human pumpkin awates its fate.
Ensure your daq tahg is sharp, sharpen it on the skull of a treacherous
romulan if neccesary
|Above : Gently scalp the pumpkin using your daq-tahg.
Do not be suprised if your pet targ sniffs blood and comes to investigate.
|Above : Once the saucer section has been removed
in one piece, Plunge your weapon into the pumpkin like you would a cowardly
ferengi! You will have to carve out the insides, just as Kahless did to
|Above : Hollowing out the pumpkin is a messy business,
but a WARRIOR does not flinch from the ugly reality of BATTLE. Do not be
suprised if your pet Targ wishes to feast upon the heart of your enemy.
|Above : At last, the heart of the pumpkin is removed.
VICTORY in the first stages of battle! Possibly time to take a break and
some blood wine. But not too much. A drunken warrior will not be up to the
delicate daq-tagh work in the second phase.
|Above : If you are fortunate enough to be a member
of a great house, such as that of Martok or Gowron, you may prefer to use
your crest instead, but I will use the klingon imperial emblem in this case.
Mark the outline of the emblem on the pumpkin using a bat'leth dipped in
the blood of your enemies. Or in this case, a biro.
|Above : Behold! With skill worthy of Kang, I have
carved the first third of the emblem using my trusty daq-tagh. Victory is
within our grasp!
|Above : With a delicate hand, steadied by just
the right amount of blood wine, I have carved the rest of the mighty klingon
emblem. Be careful, at this stage, a single slip of the blade could ruin
the pumpkin and hand victory to your enemy.
|Above : Behold! By placing a few glowing boulders,
ignited red-hot by the blast of a phaser, the klingon lantern comes alive
for the first time. (or you can use tea lights).
|Above : The finished pumpkin. Ensure it is placed
prominently on the bridge of your vessel, to give courage to your warriors
in battle, and strike fear into the cowardly hearts of your puny enemies.
||Thats all folks, feel free to
DIGG this page!
'klingon', 'ferengi' and for all I know the word 'pumnpkin' are registered
trademarks of paramount etc. This is just a bit of fun.