The player assumes the role of Pok, a young Klingon about to undergo the Rite of Ascension. The celebration is interrupted, however, when Pok's father is killed during an assassination attempt on Gowron's life. Gowron and Pok then swear a blood oath to find the killers and bring them to honorable justice.
Because many of the choices in the game depend upon either Klingon cultural situations, or on explicit instructions given in the Klingon language, the game provides the player with a variety of educational tools. Within the game itself, the player can pause the story and examine objects in each scene to learn more about their significance. The third disc of the game features a language instruction program with a voice-recognition engine by Dragon Systems, in addition to the audiobookPower Klingon, a cultural primer narrated by Michael Dorn.