Kasidy Yates in 2371
|Full Name:||Kasidy Yates|
|Affiliation:||Bajoran Ministry of Commerce|
|Sibling(s):||At least two brothers: Kornelius Yates|
|Children:||Jake Sisko (Stepson) Rebecca Jae Sisko (Daughter)|
|Occupation:||Captain of the freighter ship Xhosa (Destroyed)|
Kasidy Danielle Yates was the second wife of Starfleet Captain Benjamin Sisko. The two wed in late 2375. She gave birth to Sisko's daughter, Rebecca Jae Sisko in September of 2376. Yates was the Captain of the Petarian freighter Xhosa and worked for the Bajoran Ministry of Commerce.
After Sisko's DepartureEdit
In January of 2376, the pregnant Kasidy began construction in Bajor's Kendra Valley of the home designed by her missing husband, Captain Benjamin Sisko, who had recently ascended from linear time to the realm of the Prophets of Bajor.
Istani was attempting to warn Kasidy about the heretic Ohalu's prophecy of the Avatar, which named her unborn child as the Avatar of Peace and claimed that 10,000 people must die in order for her child to be born.
Soon after Ohalu's book of prophecies was uploded onto the Bajoran Comnet by Colonel Kira Nerys, the horrified Kasidy began receiving offers from Bajoran faithful who were willing to die for her child.
Fortunately, Kira discovered- by way of a vision from the Prophets- that the 10,000 dead referred to those who dedicated their lives to keeping the book of Ohalu's prophecies safe over the millenia, with Istani Reyla being the last of the books protectors. (DS9 novel: Avatar Books One and Two)
In May, Kasidy offered the services of her vessel, the Xhosa to the emergency evacuation efforts of the colony on Europa Nova during the Gateways Crisis. (DS9 - Gateways novel: Demons of Air and Darkness)
In June, Kasidy was visited by Prylar Eivos Calan who gave her the gift of a Jevonite figurine that he had originally planned to give to Sisko's then-missing son, Jake. (DS9 - Mission Gamma novel: Twilight)
Sisko's Return Edit
In September, Kasidy and her family were kidnapped by alien Parasites that had possessed the Bajoran Vedeks of the Ashalla monastery. The stress of the situation caused Kasidy to go into labor. Former Bajoran Kai, Opaka Sulan, served as mid-wife. The Parasites were defeated by the return to the linear plane of Kasidy's husband, Captain Benjamin Sisko, who returned just in time to attend the birth of his and Kasidy's daughter, Rebecca Jae Sisko. (DS9 novel: Unity)
Divorce and ReconciliationEdit
Approximately one year after accepting his posting to the Robinson, Benjamin Sisko formally filed to divorce his wife. After sending the petition to the Bajoran Courts, Sisko contacted Kasidy a final time to explain his reasons to both her and Rebecca. He informed her that he was still in love with her and that, in the end, he terminated their marriage so that she could be in peace and protected. However, Kasidy did not sign the papers, so the divorce was never finalised. She was seen with Vedek Kira Nerys aboard Deep Space 9 moments before its destruction. (ST - Typhon Pact novels: Rough Beasts of Empire, Plagues of Night)
During the Prophet visions of Benjamin Sisko and other representations of the reality of Benny Russell such as Elias Vaughn's second orb experience Kasidy was represented as Cassie, Benny's girlfriend (DS9 novelization: Far Beyond the Stars). Like Kasidy, Cassie was pregnant with Benny's child (DS9 novel: Unity)
- DS9 episode: "The Way of the Warrior"
- DS9 episode: "Indiscretion"
- DS9 novel: The Tempest
- DS9 episode: "For the Cause"
- DS9 episode: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite"
- DS9 episode: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang"
- DS9 episode: "Penumbra"
- DS9 episode: "'Til Death Do Us Part"
- DS9 episode: "Strange Bedfellows"
- DS9 episode: "The Changing Face of Evil"
- DS9 episode: "The Dogs of War"
- DS9 episode: "What You Leave Behind"
- DS9 novel: Avatar
- DS9 - Section 31 novel: Abyss
- DS9 - Gateways novel: Demons of Air and Darkness
- DS9 - Mission Gamma novel: Twilight
- DS9 - Mission Gamma novel: This Gray Spirit
- DS9 - Mission Gamma novel: Lesser Evil
- DS9 novel: Unity
- DS9 - Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel: Bajor: Fragments and Omens
- DS9 novel: Fearful Symmetry