For the primary universe counterpart, see Dava Nikende.

In the mirror universe, Dava Nikende was a Bajoran male who served as the Kai of Bajor hundreds of years prior to the 24th century. He was considered one of Bajor's greatest spiritual leaders.

Kai Dava foresaw the conquest of Bajor by the Terran Empire in 2255 and the suppression of the Bajoran religion which involved the killing of its priests and the destruction of its icons such as the Orbs of the Prophets. Consequently, he preserved a fragment, known as a paghvaram, of each of them.

During his orb experience with the Orb of Souls, he made contact with his primary universe counterpart, who was likewise the Kai of Bajor, and one of the fragments was transported to that universe for safekeeping. This may have been the first direct contact between the two universes.

The paghvaram was kept in the village of Sidau in Hedrikspool Province until it was stolen by Iliana Ghemor in 2376. (DS9 novel: The Soul Key)


Kais of the Bajoran faith
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Kais of the Bajoran faith in the mirror universe
Dava NikendeOpaka Sulan
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