Rura Penthe

Rura Penthe is a penal colony planetoid of the Klingon Empire. It is sometimes called "the alien's graveyard," because most prisoners die on this asteroid, due to its bad weather conditions. Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy were sentenced to "spend the rest of their natural lives" on the penal asteroid, but managed to escape. (1)

The klingon spelling for it is rura' pente'.

Proverb

rura' pente'Daq chuch ngevlaH ghaH.
He can sell ice on Rura Penthe.

The expression is descriptive of somebody who can do most anything, even under adverse conditions. (2)

References

1 : Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

2 : The Klingon Way, p. 190

External links

Category: StarTrek    Latest edit: 18 Mar 2015, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 07 Oct 2014 by KlingonTeacher
 
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