Kahless Narada was born on Iridonia in 4017 BBY to General Mohg Narada, a prominent officer in the Iridonia military. At age sixteen, Kahless, who was Force-sensitive, was trained in a special operations unit under an independent Sith Lord named Kaluk Dar. Dar attempted to use his unit to overthrow the Iridonian government and start his own Sith Empire opposed to Exar Kun’s. General Narada raised an army to resist the revolt, joined by his son. However, the General was quickly assassinated and the resistance crushed. Kaluk Dar, now the ruler of Iridonia, placed Narada’s family into forced labor. Kahless was framed for the destruction of a Republic scientific installation that had occurred during the rebellion and was shipped offworld to be tried for terrorism against the Republic.