In 2365, at the young age of 10, she was taken by D'Ghor to be his wife. Within a year, she had given birth to their first child, Kardok. She called Kardok her "quvHa' puqloD," or "dishonored son," due to her husband's questionable dealings.
Her morale along with the rest of the crew was very low when Martok took over as commander of the Rotarran. The ship had lost every battle in which it had fought the Dominion. The Rotarran was able to rescue the crew of the IKS B'Moth and defeat the enemy, revitalizing the crew. Tavana and the rest of the crew of the Rotarran would become one of the best crews in the fight against the Dominion, and became Martok's flagship.