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Friday, 14 July 2017

Accession : Camilla is Nothing But a Decoy




Parker Bowles to escape prosecution over car crash

Camilla Parker Bowles will not be prosecuted over a car crash in a country lane while driving to the Prince of Wales's Highgrove Estate, it was announced yesterday.

The Crown Prosecution Service has decided that there is insufficient evidence to bring charges over the head-on accident involving Mrs Parker Bowles, 50, and Carolyn Melville-Smith, 53, last month. Neither woman was seriously hurt in the collision between Norton and Easton Grey, near Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

Ms Melville-Smith, of Easton Grey, whose Volvo estate car turned on its side in the accident, leaving her trapped by her skirt, which was caught in the car door, claimed Mrs Parker Bowles "appeared like a missile" at the wheel of a Ford Mondeo before the impact.

Mrs Parker Bowles left the scene of the accident to use her mobile telephone to call the ambulance service and police from a nearby hill. She then called the Prince, who was expecting her for dinner at nearby Highgrove House, his Gloucestershire home.

He sent his own police bodyguard, to the scene with two of his valets and two other members of staff. Mrs Parker Bowles told the police she had not remained at the scene of the accident or exchanged details with the other driver, as required by law, because she was concerned about the security risk.

Ms Melville-Smith, an interior designer, of Easton Grey, said yesterday: "I don't want Camilla to be prosecuted because it won't get me anywhere. So long as I am not left out of pocket I am happy to let the matter rest. At the moment we are sorting it all out through our insurance companies but if I don't get full compensation I think I will write to Camilla. It would be really bitchy if I did pursue it because Camilla has a hard enough time anyway and she would only get more bad press."

The decision not to bring charges was partly due to Ms Melville-Smith's refusal to make an official complaint. However, even she had complained, it is understood that there was still insufficient evidence to bring charges. A police spokesman said: "There were no independent witnesses to this accident and the evidence available at the scene, such as skid marks and other marks, when taken in isolation, was not sufficient to justify or support a prosecution."

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 Prince Charles' flame Camilla Parker Bowles, blamed by Princess Diana for the failure of her marriage, was slightly injured in a car accident near the prince's home in southwest England.

News reports said Parker Bowles, 49, suffered a head injury and a sprained wrist when her car hit another head on.

Police said the collision happened Wednesday night as Parker Bowles was driving between two villages close to the prince's Highgrove estate at Tetbury. She was alone.

Although dazed, she managed to call the police post at Charles' estate on her mobile phone.

The other driver, a woman, was treated in a hospital for chest injuries, then discharged.

News reports said after giving a statement to police, Parker Bowles was taken to the prince's estate. She returned to her nearby home Thursday morning.


I am sitting here at my desk today in October, longing for someone to hug me & encourage me to keep strong & hold my head high — this particular phase in my life is the most dangerous — my husband is planning "an accident" in my car. brake failure & serious head injury in order to make the path clear for him to marry Tiggy. 

Camilla is nothing but a decoy, so we are all being used by the man in every sense of the word.

I have been battered, bruised and abused mentally by a system for 15 years now, but I feel no resentment, I carry no hatred. 


I am weary of the battles, but I will never surrender. 

I am strong inside and maybe that is a problem for my enemies. 

Thank you Charles, for putting me through such hell and for giving me the opportunity to learn from the cruel things you have done to me. I have gone forward fast and have cried more than anyone will ever know. The anguish nearly killed me, but my inner strength has never let me down, and my guides have taken such good care of me up there. Aren't I fortunate to have had their wings to protect me.

Killer Decoys For The Rut

Welcome to the rut. Bowhunters across North America have been waiting and working for this time of year since this time last year. It’s an exciting time to be in the woods. Anything can happen. Whether you’ve been watching a slammer for months or not, now’s the time one can walk into your life. If he does, will you be ready?

Put a decoy to work and prepare for the big show! You just never know what you might see.

Put a decoy to work and prepare for the big show! You just never know what you might see.

Deer are curious creatures. They also are social creatures. And during the rut, bucks are territorial and aggressive. Put all those pieces together, and you’ve got the perfect ingredients for using a decoy.

If ever there’s a time to be aggressive – to switch your hunting tactics from passive to active – it’s now. Bucks can be lured in by calls, scents and by decoys. Heck, using all three can be deadly.

But what should you look for in a decoy? What’s one that will work where you hunt?

Here’s a quick rundown on some killer decoys for the rut..

Flambeau Boss Buck 

Let’s start out with the biggest and the baddest. Flambeau’s Boss Buck is about as big as decoys come. It’s about the size of a 170 pound deer, with a 120-inch rack. For looks, it’s dead on. It’s very realistic.

The Boss Buck from Flambeau.

The Boss Buck from Flambeau.

But if you’re going to use the Boss Buck, or one of a similar size, you’d better have some big, mature bucks in your hunting area. If you hunt an area where 3.5-year-olds are considered “mature,” then don’t go for the Boss. In my experience, this decoy intimidates a lot of bucks. It seems like only the biggest, toughest bucks on the block will take on the Boss. If you’ve got such deer around, then this decoy is lethal.

It’s a bit heavy – 22 pounds, to be exact. So hauling this decoy into the field will be a chore. You might not like it if you have to travel very far on foot. But if you don’t have to go far, then this is a decoy that will catch a buck’s eye from a long way off. It won’t disappear in a cut cornfield.

Plan on setting The Boss upwind from your stand, but down wind from where you expect deer to approach. A buck most likely will want to check the decoy’s scent before initiating a fight, and that means he’s likely to circle down wind of it. Hopefully, that should take him between your stand and the decoy. So don’t put your decoy any more than 30 yards from your stand.

Face the decoy toward your stand. Approaching bucks like to look an intruder in the eyes. By facing the decoy toward your stand, you are further encouraging the buck to walk between you and the decoy.

Montana Decoy Dreamy Doe

Montana Decoy Dreamy Doe

MT Decoy Dreamy Doe

Another decoy that’s good for use while hunting from a tree stand or ground blind is a doe decoy. The Montana Decoy Dreamy Doe is a two-dimensional decoy that you would stake into the ground within bow range of your position.

Tack a white handkerchief to the butt, and run a length of fishing line to your stand or blind, and you can make that doe’s tail twitch. Such signs of life often are just the trick to convince a buck to move closer.

A lot of hunters don’t like to use lone doe decoys. I’m one of them. You’ll attract too many deer you don’t want to shoot, such as fawns and other does. Having all those eyes, ears and noses around is never good. You will end up getting busted.

If you’re going to use the Dreamy Doe, use it in conjunction with a buck decoy. The buck will keep the does and fawns away. Only a buck is likely to venture close to such a tandem.

 Lucky Duck Renzo Buck 

As I said, peak rut is the time to get aggressive with your tactics. And what is more aggressive than getting on the ground and stalking deer behind a decoy? Basically, you are the challenger.

Lucky Duck’s Renzo buck decoy is ideal for spotting and stalking rutting bucks. It’s a photograph of a

Lucky Duck Renzo Decoy

Lucky Duck Renzo Buck Decoy

young buck that will certainly aggravate any buck over 1.5.

This is a two-dimensional decoy, so you simply walk toward a buck while hiding behind the decoy. Down wind, of course. Use the Renzo decoy stakes, and you can set this decoy upright, while kneeling behind it with your bow at the ready.

Move in slowly and stop often. See how the buck reacts to your encroachment. As long as he’s moving toward me, I stay still. As long as he stays still, I’ll move toward him.

This decoy works best, I’ve found, when you can obscure an approaching buck’s view of it. Use it in tall grass, or just over the top of a hill the buck must climb. Just give him a glimpse of the decoy, and watch him go wild.

Be prepared for this tactic to spook many bucks. It doesn’t always work. Like calling and decoying a big old spring gobbler, you’ve got to find the right buck, in the right mood. When you do, hold on to your hat. You’re in for a new level of bowhunting excitement.

Non-Traditional Decoys 

Wanna be the decoy? Add this hat to your arsenal and you'll be set up for a decoy experience like no other.

Wanna be the decoy? Add this hat to your arsenal and you’ll be set up for a decoy experience like no other.

So not all of us like to march in a straight line. Some of us like to do things a little different. Here are a couple of decoys that might fit your taste.

Be The Decoy makes a foam hat that looks like the head of a deer. The idea is, you stay low, and sneak in on a buck while only exposing your head. Obviously, when using this or any decoy on a spot and stalk hunt, be careful! When you are pretending to be a deer, it’s possible to get shot by another hunter.

Primos makes the Waggin’ Whitetail decoy, which is a

Nothing seals the deal when decoying like motion. The Primos Tail Wagger brings your decoy to life.

Primos Waggin’ Whitetail.

remote-controlled, wagging deer tail. You can attach it to a 3-D decoy or to a fence post. Hit the remote and the tail twitches.

Finally, the creme-de-la-crème of electronic decoys is the Custom Robotic Wildlife bedded deer

decoy. It’s basically a taxidermy deer in the bedded position, and the head and tail move under battery power. Of course, this one costs $1,500, so it’s not going to be practical for everyone.

If you’ve never tried decoying deer, give it a shot right now, while the rut is raging, and see if it doesn’t help you fill your tag. If you do, I guarantee you’ll never forget the experience.

Accession : Hunting with Hounds

The Big Man: 
Rapists and murders may be the victims according to you, but I, 

I call them dogs

And if they're lapping up their own vomit, the only way to stop them is with a lash. 


Grace: 
But dogs only obey their own nature, so why shouldn't we forgive them? 

The Big Man: 
Dogs can be taught many useful things, but not, 

NOT 

if we forgive them every time they obey their own nature.


Do you know what 'Nemesis' means? 

A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent, personified in this case by a 'orrible cunt : -

Me.

Lyons said she looked like an angel, serene, with a smile on her face and only a small cut on her forehead. 

The photograph has never been published.

Diana 
The Latin designation, popular in Europe since the Renaissance, for the goddess of the hunt, in Greek Artemis, who by this time had only allegorical or symbolic meaning. Statues of Diana with the crescent-MOON in her hair, bow and ARROWS in her hand, accompanied by hunting DOGS, adorned especially the gardens of the baroque period.

On occasion, the legendary scene is represented in which ACTEON, having observed the chaste Diana bathing, is transformed into a stag (see DEER) and tom apart by his own hunting dogs. 



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Exclusive extract from Mr Paparazzi in tomorrow's Good Weekend magazine, free with The Sydney Morning Herald.
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AN Australian paparazzo who has powerful images of the Princess of Wales close to death will give evidence next week at her inquest.

Darryn Lyons, the owner of one of the world's largest paparazzi photo agencies, will give evidence on Tuesday by video link from a barrister's chambers in Phillip Street, Sydney, accompanied by his British lawyer, Hugh Carlisle, QC.

The original images were confiscated by police in France and London in 1997 but Lyons has copies and has described in his new autobiography, Mr Paparazzi, one particularly strong image of the princess just before she died.

Lyons said she looked like an angel, serene, with a smile on her face and only a small cut on her forehead. The photograph has never been published.

It contrasts with photographs taken of her companion, Dodi Al Fayed. The car crash that killed them in Paris in 1997 was so violent that Fayed's jeans had been ripped off. His chest was opened as doctors had tried to resuscitate him with electric paddles and open heart massage. The images are unprintable.

Lyons believes he has been called as a witness because his London office was broken into soon after the accident. He says nothing was taken and that he had handed over all the images that had been sent to him in London on the night of the crash by his Paris agent, Laurent Sola.

One of two photographers working for Mr Sola appears to be the first person at the crash scene.

Lyons writes that David Kerr and the other photographer, Fabrice Chassery, were driving cars and lost the Mercedes driven by Henri Paul as it left the Ritz Hotel. Paparazzi on scooters roared on ahead, chasing the car, but Kerr and Chassery agreed to call it a night.

Lyons says Kerr headed home via the Alma tunnel and came across the crash scene, where he said there were no witnesses. He estimated the accident had occurred two minutes before.

Kerr parked outside the tunnel then returned to find four other photographers who had been riding on scooters.

(Kerr and Chassery subsequently sued the British television network Channel 4 for "stealing" some of their pictures for use in The Witnesses In The Tunnel, a documentary which was screened in Britain last year. They said the images were held by police and copies must have been stolen.)

Lyons said he believed early news reports that the princess was only concussed and had a broken arm. He alerted the News Of The World that he had a photo of her and says he was offered £250,000.

He writes that the then editor of the paper, Phil Hall, who he says was in contact with its proprietor, Rupert Murdoch, then called Lyons to say the princess was dead and the paper was pulling out of the deal.

Lyons says the paper claimed the image never got to the printing process, "but I have it on good authority that thousands of newspapers were pulped".

In 1998, Lyons says, he was approached by someone who said they were acting for The New Yorker, offering $3 million to $4 million for the crash photos. He said he would never sell any of them.


These details of the crash and its aftermath are told in his autobiography, Mr Paparazzi, to be published on Monday by Viking.

Lyons yesterday visited Geelong, which he left 20 years ago to make a career in London. He worked for The Daily Mail before establishing his own photo agency, Big Pictures.


Accession : Where's Dodi...?

David Puttnam: I threw Dodi Fayed off Chariots of Fire set for trying to give the cast cocaine

By Richard Barber for MailOnline22:14, 14 Jul 2012, updated 22:18, 14 Jul 2012

David Puttnam: I threw Dodi Fayed off Chariots of Fire set for trying to give the cast cocaine

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Film producer Lord Puttnam has revealed he ordered Dodi Fayed off the set of Chariots Of Fire after the man who later stole Princess Diana’s heart tried to give the cast cocaine.

Dodi was an executive producer on the Oscar-winning film – due for re-release this week – after his billionaire father Mohamed Al Fayed set him up in the movie business.

But according to Puttnam, Dodi was more interested in drugs and girls than in the film – which told the story of the 1924 Olympics.

Banned: Executive producer Dodi Fayed, left, was on banned from the set for providing the crew with cocaine by producer David Puttham, right
Banned: Executive producer Dodi Fayed, left, was on banned from the set for providing the crew with cocaine by producer David Puttham, right

‘Dodi had other things on his mind than developing a film career for himself, of which girls and drugs rated pretty highly – and not necessarily in that order,’ he said.

Puttnam arrived one day to find  a number of cast members whose mood had clearly been altered by what he suspects was cocaine provided by Dodi. ‘I said to Dodi, “With the best will in the world, Dodi, this didn’t happen. And I never want to see you again around my cast and crew.” It was very unpleasant,’ said Puttnam.

The story was leaked to Dodi’s father. ‘It upset him terribly,’ said Puttnam. ‘Al Fayed had spent a huge amount of his life dealing with his son’s problems and trying to contain them. 

'So maybe he found it difficult now that it was out in the open. It was all very sad.’  

Though he will always be remembered as the man who died beside Princess Diana in a car crash in Paris in 1997, Dodi was a little-known playboy at the time of the film’s making  in 1981.

Dodi Fayed pictures in the nineties
Dodi Fayed pictures in the nineties
Mohamed Al-Fayed, father of Dodi, had created the company to give his son new priorities in life other than drugs and women
Mohamed Al-Fayed, father of Dodi, had created the company to give his son new priorities in life other than drugs and women

Dodi Fayed, left, 'disappointed' his father Mohamed Al-Fayed, right, when he found out about his son being banned as had created the company to give his son new priorities in life other than drugs and women

Al Fayed had been so desperate to tame his errant son that he had set up the film production company Allied Stars in a vain attempt to carve out a career for him.

It was this company that provided nearly £2 million to finance the early development of Chariots Of Fire, meaning its future hinged on the whims of an unreliable and often drug-addled young man.

Puttnam said: ‘He was one of the laziest human beings I’ve ever come across. So the idea of him being an executive producer was always going to be hopeless because he had the attention span of the average flea.’ 

On the brink of the London Olympics, Puttnam has revealed other dramas behind the shooting of the movie. 

It told the story of Eric Liddell, the Scottish sprinter and devout Christian who withdrew from the men’s 100m sprint after learning the heats fell on a Sunday. Though the 100m was Liddell’s best event, he trained instead for the 400m – which he famously won. 

Puttnam refers to the film as his ‘proudest achievement’. 

His unlikely partnership with the Fayeds was forged by chance. Puttnam hit on the idea of working on a film about the Olympic Games, inspired  by his father Len who had worked as picture editor at the Associated  Press news agency and was responsible for images during the 1948 Olympics.

During research Puttnam stumbled upon Liddell’s story. It just happened that Al Fayed’s lawyer at Allied Stars had attended Eltham College with Liddell and became determined to make a film about his hero.

A scene from Chariots of Fire show Nigel Havers, Daniel Gerroll, Nick Farrell and Ben Cross carrying Ian Charleson on their shoulders
A scene from Chariots of Fire show Nigel Havers, Daniel Gerroll, Nick Farrell and Ben Cross carrying Ian Charleson on their shoulders
Chariots of success: The film became a wold-wide hit in 1981 and has now been digitally re-mastered for the cinemas
Chariots of success: The film became a wold-wide hit in 1981 and has now been digitally re-mastered for the cinemas

‘So enthusiastic was the lawyer about the project that it all got nasty at one stage because Al Fayed began to suspect, and quite wrongly, that there was some sort of malpractice afoot,’ said Puttnam. 

‘He felt he was being railroaded into investing in a doomed project about two sprinters with no sex, no beautiful women and not a fast car in sight.’

The 16-week shooting schedule was pitted with even more disasters. 

For Puttnam, ‘the beating heart of the film’ was lead actor Ian Charleson who played Liddell. ‘Ian had read the Bible insideout. He absolutely embodied what Liddell was about and he had the undying respect of every single personon that movie. He was the core of the project.’

So when Charleson came close to being severely injured, Puttnam also came dangerously close to scrapping the film altogether. 

He said: ‘Liddell is prevailed upon at one stage to run in a field. We found one which was very beautiful but no one had checked the ground, which turned out to be riddled with rabbit holes. If Ian’s ankle had snapped in two  . . . Well, end of film.’ 

Meanwhile co-star Nigel Havers broke a wrist while practising the hurdles. But the actor was so fearful he would lose his part, he bound his arm and kept the injury  a secret. And Ben Cross, cast as Jewish athlete Harold Abrahams, quickly became ‘difficult to work with’, according to the director. 

Limited funds also meant there was no budget to pay the 7,000 extras required for the Olympic scenes.

To attract crowds, Puttnam came up with the idea of an hourly prize draw, where vacuum cleaners, washing machines, motorbikes and a Ford Fiesta would be given away at the set in Birkenhead. 

When the movie opened in 1981, there were mixed reviews and poor audiences at the single London cinema where it was first shown.

‘I was on holiday in Cornwall and phoned the box office every two hours,’ said Puttnam. ‘The second afternoon performance, I was told, had been only one-third full. “Well, that’s it,” I thought. “It’s over.” 

‘But then an extraordinary thing  happened. Audience figures peaked the longer the film was showing.  In America, audiences got younger and younger as the attendances  grew. Slowly, we had a global hit on  our hands.’

Eventually Chariots Of Fire took £26 million at US box offices alone – and Al Fayed made a reported £6.5 million.




Accession : Broadcast Treason


The Treason Act 1702 (1 Anne Stat. 2 c. 212) is an Act of the Parliament of England, passed to enforce the line of succession to the English throne (today the British throne), previously established by the Bill of Rights 1689 and the Act of Settlement 1701.

The Act makes it treason to “endeavour to deprive or hinder any person who shall be the next in succession to the crown for the time being ... from succeeding after the decease of her Majesty (whom God long preserve) to the imperial crown of this realm and the dominions and territories thereunto belonging”.



BASHIR: Do you think the Prince of Wales will ever be King?

DIANA: I don't think any of us know the answer to that. And obviously it's a question that's in everybody's head. But who knows, who knows what fate will produce, who knows what circumstances will provoke?

BASHIR: But you would know him better than most people. Do you think he would wish to be King?

DIANA: There was always conflict on that subject with him when we discussed it, and I understood that conflict, because it's a very demanding role, being Prince of Wales, but it's an equally more demanding role being King.

And being Prince of Wales produces more freedom now, and being King would be a little bit more suffocating. And because I know the character I would think that the top job, as I call it, would bring enormous limitations to him, and I don't know whether he could adapt to that.

BASHIR: Do you think it would make more sense in the light of the marital difficulties that you and the Prince of Wales have had if the position of monarch passed directly to your son Prince William?

DIANA: Well, then you have to see that William's very young at the moment, so do you want a burden like that to be put on his shoulders at such an age? So I can't answer that question.

BASHIR: Would it be your wish that when Prince William comes of age that he were to succeed the Queen rather than the current Prince of Wales?

DIANA: My wish is that my husband finds peace of mind, and from that follows others things, yes.




The Act 1 Anne Stat. 2 1702

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IIIEndeavouring to hinder the Succession to the Crown according to the Limitations of Stat. and attempting the same by overt Act; High Treason. Limitations stated; and attempting the same by overt Act; High Treason.

[X2And for the further Security of Her Majesties Person and the Succession of the Crown in the Protestant Line and for extinguishing the Hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales and all other Pretenders and their open and secret Abettors if any Person or Persons . . . F3 shall endeavour to deprive or hinder any Person who shall be the next in Succession to the Crown for the Time being according to the Limitations in an Act intituled An Act declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and settling the Succession of the Crown and according to One other Act intituled An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject from succeeding after the Decease of Her Majesty (whom God long preserve) to the Imperial Crown of this Realm and the Dominions and Territories thereunto belonging according to the Limitations in the before mentioned Acts that is to say such Issue of Her Majesties Body as shall from time to time be next in Succession to the Crown if it shall please God Almighty to bless Her Majesty with Issue and during the Time Her Majesty shall have no Issue the Princess Sophia Electoress and Dutchess Dowager of Hanover and after the Decease of the said Princess Sophia the next in Succession to the Crown for the Time being according to the Limitation of the said Acts and the same malitiously advisedly and directly shall attempt by any overt Act or Deed every such Offence shall be adjudged High Treason and the Offender or Offenders therein their Abettors Procurers and Comforters knowing the said Offence to be done being thereof convicted or attainted according to the Laws and Statutes of this Realm shall be deemed and adjudged Traytors and shall [F4be liable to imprisonment for life] . . . F3 as in Cases of High Treason]

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Monday, 10 July 2017

Accession : Defender of The Faith





(Divok is pouring something on the fire as Worf meditates

WORF: 

Torva luk do shel. Torva luk 
(a figure appears) 


WORF: 

I see Kahless. 

(Divok runs out. The figure walks forward and holds out his arms. Worf touches his hands.) 


WORF: You are real. 


(the other Klingons enter) 


KAHLESS: 

I am Kahless, and I have returned.
[Temple]
(Kahless and the group march in, and Kahless picks up the bat'leth from the throne) 

KOROTH: 

What are you doing? Who are you? 

DIVOK: 

It is Kahless. 



KAHLESS: 

I have returned. You doubt me. Who here knows the story of how this sword was forged? 

TORIN:

 No one knows. It is not written in the sacred texts. 

KAHLESS: 

I went into the mountains, all the way to the volcano at Kri'stak. There I cut off a lock of my hair and thrust it into the river of molten rock which poured from the summit. The hair began to burn. Then I plunged it into the lake of Lusor and twisted it into this sword. And after I used it to kill the tyrant Molor I gave it a name. Bat'leth. The sword of honour. 


KOROTH: 

You know. The story of the sword is known only to the High Clerics. 

It was never written down, so that if he returned, we could be sure it was Kahless. 

KAHLESS: 

I have returned because there is a great need in my people. They fight among themselves in petty wars and corrupt the glory of the Klingon spirit. They have lost their way. But it is not too late. I have returned and I will lead my people again. 

(Koroth kneels

KOROTH: 
Vorcha doh baghk, Kahless! 

ALL: (kneeling
Vorcha doh baghk, Kahless! Vorcha doh baghk, Kahless! 

(all, that is, except for Worf)


[Worf's chambers]
KAHLESS: What is it you are doing? 
WORF: I was getting my tricorder. 
KAHLESS: Tricorder? Is it a weapon? 
WORF: No, no. It is a tool. I intended to use it to see 
KAHLESS: To see if I was real. Proceed. Use your tricorder. Well? 
WORF: You are Klingon. 
KAHLESS: What else could I be? 
WORF: There are many possibilities. A shape shifter, a holographic projection. 
KAHLESS: So, you are a sceptic, Worf. I like that. 
WORF: How do you know my name? 
KAHLESS: We have met before. I appeared to you in a vision in the caves of No'Mat. You were just a child then. I told you that you would do something that no Klingon had ever done before. You still do not believe it is me, do you Worf? 
WORF: I want to believe. 
KAHLESS: That is a beginning.


[Temple]
(a dining table is set up in the aisle, as Kahless sits on his throne and is briefed by a priest) 
TORIN: Gowron is the Leader of the Council. He commands the entire Defence Force. If he chooses to oppose you 
KAHLESS: Do not worry. We are on the threshold of a new era for our people. Klingons from all over the Empire will flock to my banner. Yet something still weighs heavy on the brow of the son of Mogh. Are you contemplating yet another question for me? After three days, I am beginning to wonder if you know how to do anything else. 
WORF: Questions are the beginning of wisdom, the mark of a true warrior. 
KAHLESS: Do not forget that a leader need not answer questions of those he leads. It is enough that he says to do a thing and they will do it. If he says to run, they run. If he says to fight, they fight. If he says to die, they die. 
WORF: If the commander is worthy of their trust. 
KAHLESS: NuQ cha'tak. NuQ! 
(Torin hands Kahless his bat'leth. Worf is given another. They fight, and Worf gets some good blows in, knocking Kahless down) 
KAHLESS: (laughs) What is wrong? Is there only anger and bloodlust in your souls? Is that all that is left in the Klingon heart? We do not fight merely to spill blood, but to enrich the spirit. Look at us. Two warriors locked in battle, fighting for honour. How can you not sing for all to hear? We are Klingons! Yes! Let it out! Let the joy in your heart be heard. We are Klingons! 
KLINGON: We are Klingons. 
KAHLESS: We are Klingons. 
ALL: We are Klingons. We are Klingons. We are Klingons. We are Klingons. We are Klingons. We are Klingons.



WORF: 
The man who appeared to me on Boreth is not Kahless. He is a clone. 

GOWRON: 

A clone! 

WORF: 

Yes. 

GOWRON: 

Did you really think you would get away with this kind of fraud, Koroth? I will have you and this abomination put to death. 

WORF: 

It does not matter, Gowron. You will still not be able to stand against him. 

GOWRON:

 What? He's not real. You just said so. 

WORF: 

I said he was not the Kahless, but in the minds of our people he can be just as powerful as Kahless. Even now, two members of your own crew are sitting on our Holodeck waiting for him to return. 

GOWRON:

 I do not care what they think. 

WORF: 

But hey are not alone. Like many of our people, they need something to believe in, just like I did. Something larger than themselves, something that will give their lives meaning. They need Kahless. 

GOWRON: 

But when they find out the truth? 

WORF: 

It will not matter, Gowron. Despite the facts, they will still believe. They will make a leap of faith and there will be others just like them. Not everyone, but enough to plunge the Empire into civil war if you oppose them. 

GOWRON: 

What are you saying? That I should just hand over the Empire? 

WORF: 

No, that would be unwise as well.
 
KOROTH: 

Then what are you proposing, Worf? 

WORF: 

You were right about one thing, Koroth. Our people are becoming decadent and corrupt. They need moral leadership. Kahless can be that leader, as Emperor. 

GOWRON: There hasn't been an Emperor in three centuries! 


WORF: 

The political power will remain with the High Council. Kahless would be a figurehead, but he will have the ability to rally the people, to lead by example, to guide them in spiritual matters. 

KOROTH: 

The title is meaningless without the power to back it up. 

WORF: 

Real power comes from within the heart. You would have the power to mold the Klingon heart. You could return them to honourable ways according to the original teachings of Kahless which are within you. It would be a great challenge, if you have the courage to accept it. 

GOWRON: 

And what will we tell the people about their new Emperor? That he appeared in a cave or a laboratory? 

WORF: 

We will tell them the truth. All of the truth. But we will tell them that even if he is not the real Kahless, he is the rightful heir to Kahless. 

GOWRON: And if I refuse to go along with this? 


WORF: 

Then my brother and those who support him on the Council will fight you, and I will fight you. And the Empire will fall back into civil war. 

GOWRON: 

What do you say about this, Koroth? 

KOROTH: 

What I say is unimportant. 

KAHLESS: 

It is acceptable. 

(Koroth kneels before his Emperor. Worf does the same) 


KAHLESS: Join with me, Gowron. Let us usher in this new era together. 



GOWRON: Vorcha doh bagh (kneels) Kahless.