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DS9 Station residence file - 0176. 
Residence Log, Stardate 50173.1 - present


  TORA ZIYAL - Visual nr 2702
Born in 2354, the tragic daughter of Gul Dukat and his late Bajoran mistress, Tora Naprem, was 13 at    
the time when Dukat saw the end of Bajor's occupation coming and arranged for them to live on Lisseppia. 
But when their transport, the Ravinok, was downed on Dozaria by Breen pirates, her mother died and she 
spent six years as a slave miner until her liberation by Kira and her father. Ironically, Dukat had wanted to  
kill her rather than lose face amid his family-oriented culture and she survived only after Kira's protests  
a fact Ziyal never knew.     

She became her father's only comfort during the ensuing scandal and his fall from power, ready to join his 
crusade as an independent anti-Klingon marauder until Kira again interceded and convinced them to let her 
live on the safer DS9. Ziyal was dismayed at the ongoing rift between her father and Kira but angered them 
both when she began an affair with Elim Garak, whom they both mistrusted. When DS9 was abandoned to 
the new Cardassian-Dominion alliance Ziyal went to study art at Bajor's university, but her blind trust in her 
father made her an unwitting pawn in his misguided romantic pursuit of Kira.     

Dukat's aide Damar also grew annoyed at the distraction from the war she became, and finally killed her in 
frustration in 2374 as his mentor threatened to stay behind for her when she finally broke with Dukat as DS9 
was being recaptured. Her death led to a nervous breakdown by Dukat, who was captured, and Kira and 
Garak retrieved her paintings as a final memory.