Former members of the The Dominion
Haestrom (Homeworld), Astapor (capital city)
Absolute Monarchy-Military Junta
Slightly-aggressive/Slightly-territoral/Slightly anti-social and Intelligent/Heavily tech base society
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The discovery of the Kavithan Protectorate by the Federation happened towards the end of the Dominion war when Starfleet was making their final push against the Dominion in the Gamma quadrant. As the Dominion started falling apart several species that joined quickly proclaimed their neutrality and found ways of helping Starfleet out. The Kavi were a bit different they proved that they did send any troops against the Federation and or any of their allies but did contribute technology to the Dominion.
After several negations the Kavi were able become a neutral species within the Gamma quadrant able to keep all of their proclaimed borders and were pretty much left alone after the Dominion finally fell. And to this day they've remained like most of the former Dominion species very isolationist.
The Kavi society prior to their discovery by the Founders was simple but short because of their naturally weak immune systems they were forced to stay inside majority of the time. If they ventured out they had to wear HAZMAT suits but that still solve their problem. Luckily for them they had found ways to be space ferrying species mainly was manned satellites around their homeworld and sending out deep long-term probes this was how the Founders found them. They were impressed with how advanced their sensor technology was for both science and security so they offered a solution to their naturally weak immune systems if they agreed to join their Dominion and provide them with their sensor technology they had and any future advancements.
The Kavi wanted to be true space ferrying species so they agreed and after a short while the Founders promised what they said they found a way to boost the Kavi immune system, by implanting the Geth a annelid species that also lived on the homeworld of the Kavi. The Founders also added a string of DNA that gave the Kavi a disadvantage; just like they did with the Vorta and Jem'Hadar, for the Kavi it was photophobia, sensitivity to light and for the Kavi it was extreme to the point where they had to design a light protector veil to shield their eyes from any sort of light.
So the Kavi Select appeared after the Dominion assisted on a separate caste the selected Kavithan families that are the lucky few to be joined with the genetically altered annelid species the Geth. The Kavi Select are the ruling family and members of the royal family (KP-R), officers of the Kavithan Protectorate Navy (KP-N), as well as all members of the Kavithan Protectorate Military Junta (KP-MJ) and finally certain business, cultural, religious and or intellectuals of Kavithan society.
During the Dominion war the Kavi did not participate in fighting but did provide technology primary sensor technology to the Dominion. This would later be a very good thing for the Kavi seeing as the Dominion fell and they would be able to become a neutral Gamma quadrant species as well as keeping their borders intact. As for post-Dominion war activities the Kavithan Protectorate went into and still is in a long isolationist phase of their history not really trusting anyone but like before the Founders found them they're keeping a close eye on their neighbors and especially a close eye on Starfleet.
- Narrow Sea a sea that separates the main continent on Haestrom and the tiny uninhabitable island where the Geth live
- Crackclaw Point a piece of land that juts out into the Narrow sea
- Astapor the capital city of the Kavithan Protectorate and the most populous city on Haestrom
- Dragonstone a very very large and impressive mountain and the only one in the area
- Prazza Palace the royal palace that's built into the side of Dragonstone mountain
The Kavi culture is a mix-breed of things
The Kavi: The non-Kavi select were force to remain planetside who were classified as the blue collar workers for example, farmers, miners, builders and things of that nature.
The Kavi Select: The Kavi select are the elite Kavi that are selected to have the Geth annelid joined with them boosting their already weak immune system but also causing massive photophobia; light sensitivity.
The Royal Family KP-R: The royal family doesn't actually have any real political power besides the Matriarch who is the supreme ruler of the Kavithan Protectorate. But like all royal families members sit on the council and provide advice and insight to the Matriarch.
The Military Junta KP-MJ: After the Kavi joined the Dominion the Founders put a group of Vorta on the Kavi homeworld and declaring them the military junta. As far as the Kavi people were concerned they were the advisory board to the Kavi royal family. And that the matriarch still was the ruler of the Kavithan Protectorate. In reality the Vorta military junta was in complete control asserting the rule of the Founders and just having the Matriarch and the royal family enforce the law of the Dominion.
Post Dominion war the military junta stayed on mainly dealing with advising the royal family and the Matriarch on foreign affairs, the Kavi navy and anything that related to the security if the Kavithan Protectorate. The military junta is ran by seven electors and the head of the military junta is the top elector.
Kavithan Protectorate Navy KP-N: The Kavithan Protectorate Navy is split into two groups. The Home fleet which is border patrol and protection of their home system the Krogan system as well as their home sector the Alhambra sector. The other part is the exploratory/recon usually keeping an eye on their neighbors and the going ons in the former Dominion held space.
The Kavi are like the Deltan's of the Alpha or Beta quadrant; beautiful perfect porcelain skin,
The Geth are a annelid; a segmented worm, they were genetically altered by the Founders when the Kavi joined the Dominion. The purpose of the alteration was to boost the Kavi's immune system allowing the Kavi to actually leave their planet without protective suits. But the drawback of the Geth was creating an extreme photophobia; light sensitivity, for the Kavi.
Kavi in Society
Matriarch Kavitha Thakur (Leader of the Kavi people and the Kavithan Protectorate)
Top Elector Fada Gazu (Leader of the Military Junta)
Baronet Aurelia Tesleya (Commanding officer of the KP-GS ((Kavithan Protectorate Gunship)) Idenna)
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