Ka'Vid is born on Khitomer in the year of KayLess 2329, in 2346 Ka'Vid's House & Family names are lost in the Romulan assault which destroyed the Klingon outpost.He is 16, two years short of his age of ascension.
Ka’Vid is among a small number of children who are survivors of the Khitomer massacre. They are on a ancient transport with a damaged drive core. There chances of reach Qo’noS were insignificant, but there parents think it is better then the chance of surviving on Khitomer. The older boys take control & did there best to keep the ship on course. All were close to death from warp core radiation when they were intercepted by ships of the Home Guard. One of the officers who's Family crest was the old Imperial Guard emblem was impressed by the bravery & Honor of the boys & when DNA scans showed them to be of pure imperial blood he enrolled them in the Imperial Star Academy.
In the third month of 2347 Ka'Vid walked the River of Blood. (see addendum) The Home Guard officer is there, & with consent of the Epetai of House Trekkan he was offered brotherhood in the House TREKKAN. He walked the river of blood with pride & courage & was given the name of Ka'Vid Trekkan. Ka’Vid's first ship was the recently recommissioned IKV Stormrider. Ka'Vid was full of pride when he found that Kaas Trekkan had been one of the warriors lost on the original vessel. He swore a Blood oath that he would bring honor to both his new House & Line Brother. It was on this ship he met A'Wala Lorenssith who's life path would soon merge with his.
2348 - 2367 A'Wala & Ka'Vid serve with honor & pride. They rise quickly in rank & Honor. They are awarded many battle decorations including two Sliver & one Gold Bat'leth. When K'mpec dies & Gowron is named leader of the Klingon High Council they are part of the Honor Guard. A'Wala & Ka'Vid choose this time to perform the jIH dok/maj dok. (see addendum) A'Wala gives Ka'Vid her jinaq (see addendum). It had been in her family for many, many generations and was shaped like a qul lung (fire lizard) which closely resembles a terrain dragon.
2368 - 2372 The Duras family attempts to gain control of the Klingon High Council plunging the empire into a brief civil war Ka'Vid, A'Wala, & there shipmates fight with honor against them. Ka'Vid & A'Wala continue to prove themselves great warriors. They are honored & become well known by there fellow warriors. They are present on Qo’noS when the clone of Kahless the Unforgettable was installed as the ceremonial Emperor of the Klingon people.
2368 - 2372 The Duras family attempts to gain control of the Klingon High Council plunging the empire into a brief civil war Ka'Vid, A'Wala, & there shipmates fight with honor against them. Ka'Vid & A'Wala continue to prove themselves great warriors. They are honored & become well known by there fellow warriors. They are present on Qo’noS when the clone of Kahless the Unforgettable was installed as the ceremonial Emperor of the Klingon people. Ka'Vid was XO of one of Gowron’s squadrons when he invaded the Cardassian Empire. Later he is given command of his own d-7 (IKV Talon) with A'Wala as his XO for the attack on DS9 which breaks the Klingon / Federation peace treaty signed at Khitomer
During an attack on Cardassian shipping lines in 2373 Ka’Vid's ship is severely damaged by Dominion vessels. Most of his crew are killed, A'Wala & A few others are placed in SA (see addendum) & all communications are out. Once again Ka'Vid pilots a ship for Qo’noS with a leaking warp core & little or no chance of help. Unaware that Gowron has reinstated the Klingon / Federation peace treaty, Ka'Vid attempts to elude Federation vessels who detect his cloaked ship & try to hail him. Realizing he can never reach Qo’noS Ka'Vid uncloaks & attacks. The federation vessels disable his ship. When they board Ka'Vid attacks, defending A'Wala & his shipmates with his Bat’leth until the Federation marines stun him. He & his surviving crew mates are taken to the nearest Federation outpost DS9.
When Ka'Vid is removed from SA. He is met by A'Wala & the Dr’s of DS9. He is told that due to the radiation he received as a child & the dose he received in the attack they are unable to regenerate his spinal cord. Upon hearing this Ka'Vid asks A'Wala to join him in the Hegh'bat Ceremony (see addendum). Plans are made for the ceremony. However a request is received from the High Council on Qo’noS. Ka'Vid & A'Wala are requested to postpone the ceremony till he can met with them.
When Ka'Vid & A'Wala arrive on Qo’noS they are met by representatives of Gowren, Kahless, & the high council & are taken to the council chambers. Ka'Vid is asked to forgo the Hegh'bat Ceremony. He is asked to continue his service, even though he is disabled, to the empire by becoming a councilor at large. His duties will be varied & at the will of the council. A'Wala is asked to take the vows of a diplomat, thus putting a councilor & diplomat on a vessel which can be dispatched to ANY trouble spot in the empire at a moments notice. When not on council businesses they will be roving trouble shooters for the empire. They will be given a special ship, built & modified just for there mission by the Lorenssith Family ship yards & Ka'Vid is given a powerful chair to carry him where he needs to go. Both glad to stay together agree at once & are taken to there new ship. It is the IKV Blood Sword a B'REL class Bird of prey. As soon as A'Wala has taken the vows of a diplomat & been awarded the rank of senior ambassador they take off from Qo’noS
To Serve & Protect the EMPIRE.
Age of Ascension: On a personal level, the rite of ascension is, perhaps the most significant of all Klingon rituals. It is only by undergoing this rite, that a Klingon may take their place within Klingon society as a warrior. In many ways, the rite of ascension is comparable to the rituals, which the ancient Terrain knights underwent to win their spurs. The Klingon initiate is also expected to express their innermost feelings, a task made even more challenging by the use of pain sticks. The initiate prepares for the final rite over several days, during which, they perform several minor rituals. The climax of the rite of ascension involves the initiate making their way between two lines of warriors whose job it is to prod them with pain sticks. As the initiate makes their way toward a brazier marking the end of the trial, they are expected to search their innermost feelings, and banish their fears and doubts while reciting the following: "DaHjaj SuvwI'e'jIH. tlgwIj Sa'angNIS. Iw bIQtIqDaq jIjaH." ("Today I am a Warrior. I must show you my heart. I travel the river of blood.") Back
jIH dok/maj dok: The Klingon marriage ceremony is a simple affair which usually entails the two parties donning ceremonial robes, then standing before a celebrant or witness. One of the couple (usually the female) then declares "jIH dok" (my blood) to which the other responds "maj dok" (our blood). Back
JINAQ: Traditional Klingon jeweled amulet, given to a daughter when she comes of age to take a mate. Back
SA: (suspended animation): the practice of freezing warriors so they take up less room & use no resources. It is also used for injured crewmen. Back
Hegh'bat Ceremony: Within Klingon society, suicide is seen as a dishonorable death. However, there are certain circumstances that allow for an individual to perform a type of ritualized suicide known as the Hegh'bat ceremony. If a warrior is unable to stand and face there enemies, or has been dishonored in some way, they have the right to request a close friend or relative aid them in the Hegh'bat ceremony. It is the duty of the second person to hold a ceremonial knife before the warrior, while indicating the reason why he has chosen to die. The warrior then impales himself on the knife. Unlike the Terrain form of ritualized suicide which was practiced in ancient Japan, the person who wishes to die never actually touches the knife. After the warrior is dead, the person acting as second, removes the knife and wipes it on their sleeve. In the Japanese seppuku ritual, it is the person wishing to die who holds the knife. Perhaps the reason for this subtle but significant difference could be that in having the second hold the knife, the act, becomes a joint, spiritual experience which transcends the concept of suicide per se, thus making it acceptable to a society which generally frowns upon suicide.