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Day of the Vipers is a Pocket DS9 novel – the first novel in the Star Trek: Terok Nor trilogy – written by James Swallow. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in March 2008.

The novel details the beginning of the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor, covering the years 2318-2328.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
A seemingly benign visitation to the bountiful world of Bajor from the resource-poor Cardassian Union is viewed with cautious optimism by some, trepidation by others, and a calculating gleam by unscrupulous opportunists. What begins as a gesture of compassion soon becomes something very different. Seen through the eyes of participants on both sides – including those of a young officer named Skrain Dukat – the personal, political, and religious tensions between the Bajorans and the Cardassians quickly spiral out of control, irrevocably shaping the futures of both worlds in an emotionally charged and unforgettable tale of treachery, tragedy, and hope.

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Background information Edit

Characters Edit

The following character lists are based on the novel's appendices.

Bajoran Edit

  • Arin – priest and aide to Kai Meressa
  • Coldri Senn – militia officer
  • Cotor – Vedek at Kenda Monastery
  • Darrah Bajin – son of Darrah Mace and Darra Karys
  • Darrah Karys – wife of Darrah Mace
  • Darrah Mace – officer of Korto City Watch
  • Darrah Nell – youngest child of Darrah Mace and Darrah Karys
  • Els Renora – public defender
  • Gar Osen – priest
  • Jarel – artist, cousion of Darrah Karys
  • Jaro Essa, militia officer
  • Jas Holza, member of Chamber of Ministers
  • Jekko Tybe – adjutant to Minister Keeve Falor
  • Kalem Apren – member of Chamber of Ministers
  • Keeve Falor, member of Chamber of Ministers
  • Kored – militia officer
  • Kubus Oak, member of Chamber of Ministers
  • Lale UsborFirst Minister of Bajor until 2328, succeeds Verin Kolek
  • Li Tarka – militia officer; father of Li Nalas
  • Lirro – duty technician aboard Cemba Station
  • Lonnic Tomo – senior adjutant to Minister Jas Holza
  • MeressaKai of Bajor
  • Myda – officer of Korto City Watch
  • Proka Migdal, militia officer
  • Rifin – captain of scoutship Eleda
  • Syjin – freelance pilot and courier; friend of Darrah Mace
  • Tima – young female priest
  • Verin Kolek – First Minister of Bajor in 2318
  • Wule – dock chief at Korto's starport

Cardassian Edit

  • Athra Dukat – wife of Skrain Dukat
  • Procal Dukat – father of Skrain Dukat; Archon in Cardassian military justice system
  • Skrain Dukat, military officer serving under Danig Kell during formal first contact with Bajor
  • Hadlo – senior priest of the Oralian Way
  • Hekit – military officer
  • Ico Rhan – agent of the Obsidian Order
  • Danig Kell, military officer; commander of Cardassian starship that first makes contact with Bajor; later promoted to jagul and placed in charge of Bajoran affairs by Central Command
  • Pasir Letin – agent of the Obsidian Order
  • Matrik – military officer
  • Orloc – military officer
  • Kotan Pa'Dar, Cardassian scientist
  • Seren – follower of the Oralian way
  • Tunol – Dukat's second-in-command
  • Urad – follower of the Oralian way

Federation Edit

Other Edit

  • Foroe – freighter captain
  • Grek – Ferengi trader; associate of Syjin

References Edit

Bajor; Cardassia; D'jarra; Kornaire; Pagh

External link Edit


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