Rodek was Klingon who was at one time an aide to Kang, son of K'naiah. He died in 2326. Jadzia Dax remembered him as a good grinnak player.
His named was suggested by Jadzia to Worf, son of Mogh for Kurn, son of Mogh, as his new persona in 2372. (DS9 episode: "Sons of Mogh", KE novel: A Burning House)