Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
it seemed to be the game rather than the prize that mattered...
And if the Klingons really did have the ability to blow up Hobus and destroy Romulus in one fell swoop, where's the "game" in that? Where's the battle? Klingons live for that. Destroying Romulus lickety-split would be too easy. There'd be no challenge in it.
Also, if they had the technology to destroy ONE planetary system, they'd be doing it all the time....
I don't know about that. I don't think there's much honor in blowing up an entire world, a world filled with people who have no stake in relations between Romulans and Klingons.