In Klingon myth Kar-Tela was a goddess charged with the destiny of all warriors who survived the purge of all Klingon Gods. According to legend, she appears as a female in ancient armor. In her right hand, she holds a ch'tak over her head. In her left, she bears an earthenware cup. In the cup is either poison or water. A warrior's fate is in the cup, but any who try to refuse to drink are swiftly dealt with.