The act of affirming or asserting an official or formal, oral or written declaration setting forth particulars or facts offered as evidence that something is true. The qaptaQ periodically issue statements on a wide variety of topics pertinent to tlhIngan life.

The Formation of the Order
he Ancient Order of the Knights of the qaptaQ, unto whom the keys of the gates to the kingdom, of the Ancient Uncaring Ones, were vested by the deeds committed in that kingdom by the founder of the order, and by the words he spoke to his heirs: I give unto you the keys to the kingdom of the Ancient Uncaring Ones, and unto you alone the power to command the access to those gates and the passage through such gates by the dwellers of either or both sides. By the power of these keys, I make the order of the qaptaQ, by these keys I make you the masters of the twin secrets. READ FULL TEXT

The Hall of the Warriors Fire
Such as it is that we are gathered here today among our fellow warriors. The brotherhood, which is being tlhIngan, stands strong in this place. This place, which we call the Hall of the Warriors Fire, is more than a literal place, more than a tangible thing it is a tradition. Since the dawning of the tlhIngan age it has been said that when many are gathered together they shall indeed meet as one and share that common bond which unites them in noble purpose. READ FULL TEXT

A kuve with two masters
There is an old tlhIngan proverb that states: He who serves more than one master does not truly serve any master. For many years this was thought to apply only to straave, kuve and toy'wI''a', but most tlhIngan scholars now see this as a falsehood. The oath of the empire states: I was without purpose before this day and without purpose shall I remain if I cannot serve thee now. When this statement is coupled with the much quoted tlhIngan proverb: I serve my Empire but I am not its servant, it takes on a whole new meaning. READ FULL TEXT

Brother Warriors
Brother Warriors, could this simple greeting used for generations now mean less than it once did? Are we still warriors? Does our blood boil they way it did in years past? I ask these questions not to be insulting but to inspire a soul search of sorts. READ FULL TEXT

We the meycha of the Most Ancient Order of the Knights of the qaptaQ, Standing as a forged link in the eternal chain of the Manifest destiny of this our most glorious tlhIngan race, Do hereby proclaim in a loud voice the Manifesto of our Order. READ FULL TEXT

Bonding Rules
The qaptaQ do not have the crude custom of non-bonded Consortship as do other tlhInganmey. The only marriage open to the qaptaQ is that of traditional bonding. This creates a bond of honor, which is good until the death of the first of the parties to die; this also creates the possibility of immense responsibility for the individual. Under the doctrine of qorDu' wa'DIch or family first, the qaptaQ male who enters into a bonding does so at the risk of his own honor. The male is forever bound to support the female and any offspring that result of the Bonding, regardless of the social or political standing of the female. As such if the female holds Military rank, the male must still maintain a residence for her even though the state will house her for as long as she remains in the military. READ FULL TEXT

The fact that our Order, as it is known and practiced at this day, arose from an Scholarly Pursuit and within the sanction of a development from certain houses which prior to that had their titles in the past forms of the Order and recognized its Old Charges. It would seem outside the reasonable likelihood of things that less than a generation after the foundation of the Order, Knightly Offices should begin to be heard of developing under the aegis of the Order, their titles in some cases being adapted from the older institutions. READ FULL TEXT