In 2377, he was serving as the personal slave of Martok, the Regent of the Klingon Empire, on Qo'noS. During Martok's frequent drunken stupors, Taurik initiated mind melds with the Regent so as to make it easier for Taurik to manipulate him telepathically without making physical contact. To that end, Taurik used his telepathic abilities to prompt and exacerbate Martok's boorish and slovenly behavior. For instance, he compelled Martok to attack Trekal Darhe'el, the Cardassian ambassador to Qo'noS, and deny the Cardassian access to the captured Romulan cloaking device in direct contravention of the Articles of the Alliance. This resulted in a significant deterioration in Klingon-Cardassian relations.