Dyrvelkada was oppose to heretical thought, singling out the people of the nearby city of Ajjem-kuyr, a celebrated learning and philosophical center. Dyrvelkada was also a devotee of Ushpallar, whom he believed to be a god, but in actuality was the Vorta leader of the Dominion forces that occupied Coroticus III during the Dominion War.
Following the end of the war, Doctor Carol Abramowitz visited Coroticus to determine the degree of cultural contamination caused by the Dominion. She was able to convince Dyrvelkada that Ajjem-kuyr had not been destroyed for its disbelief in Ushpallar, but by a common enemy, and that religion and scientific pursuit need not be opposing factions. (SCE eBook: Fables of the Prime Directive)