In 2369, he was serving on the Romulan Warbird IRW Khazara. He arranged the kidnapping of Counselor Deanna Troi for her to pose as Major Rakal, a member of the Tal Shiar, and informed her about the assignment. Troi ordered the warbird's commander, Toreth, to proceed to a rendezvous with a Corvallen freighter. The warbird was to transport its secret cargo to the freighter. The underground had also arranged for the USS Enterprise-D to rendezvous with the freighter to take the 'cargo' to the Federation. The cargo was actually three defecting Romulans, including a high ranking member of the Romulan Senate, Vice-proconsul M'ret.
When the warbird encountered the freighter, Troi sensed that the captain had no intention of delivering the three Romulans to the Enterprise-D. N'Vek then destroyed the freighter, claiming Troi ordered him to do it. Later, after encountering the Enterprise-D, Troi ordered him to "attack" the Enterprise-D after Toreth was relieved of command. N'Vek successfully transported the three Romulans to the Enterprise-D through a low-power disruptor beam. He was shot with a hand disruptor and killed shortly afterwards by a member of the Khazara's crew after Toreth discovered his deception. (TNG: "Face of the Enemy")