A Ma'Staka was a symbolic stick used during a Klingon wedding ceremony. Those undertaking the Kal'Hyah ritual carry Ma'Stakas until the actual wedding, where they attack the bride and groom in an symbolic attack that commemorates when Kahless and Lukara were attacked at their wedding by Molor's troops. (DS9 episode: "You Are Cordially Invited"; ST reference: Celebrations)

In 2374, Miles O'Brien and Julian Bashir attacked Worf and Jadzia Dax with Ma'Stakas during their wedding on Deep Space 9. (DS9 episode: "You Are Cordially Invited")

In 2376, Ma'Stakas were used by Klingons at the wedding of David Gold's granddaughter's wedding. (SCE eBook: Creative Couplings)

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