Commander Kiva, the daughter of the Lucian Alliance's powerful warlord Massin, managed to dial the Ancient exploratory vessel Destiny and take control away from the Stargate Program. Her victory was short-lived after she was shot by Col. David Telford and died shortly thereafter. (SGU: 1.18 "Subversion", 1.19 "Incursion Part 1", 1.20 "Incursion Part 2", 2.01 "Intervention")
According to Stargate Program intelligence, Kiva's father Massin is one of the most brutal of the Lucian Alliance warlords, and apparently his daughter inherited the tendency. She was the leader of a large base of over 100 personnel who followed her every order, some of whom seemed to be more afraid of her than respectful. (SGU 1.18 "Subversion")
Because Telford was brainwashed, he did everything he could to get close to the Destiny, including volunteering to swap bodies with anyone on the ship who was using the communications stones. He then fed what he learned to Kiva, including providing Earth computers, the dialing program, and the formula for powering the Stargate using the naquadria core. Kiva's lead scientist Olan tried to make the dialing formula work for their unique planet, but he wasn't making much headway. Because he feared her, he kept reassuring that they were getting close to successfully dialing Destiny. (SGU 1.18 "Subversion")
Not long after having a stone session with Telford, Rush experienced a vivid dream in which he, as Telford, was meeting with his Alliance contacts on Earth. Rush immediately went to Col. Everett Young, the commander of Icarus and Destiny, to devise a plan in which Rush would pretend to be Telford to discover what the Alliance was planning, while Telford, in Rush's body, would be available for interrogation on Destiny. (SGU 1.18 "Subversion")
With Telford in custody, Young tried to break his brainwashing through various means, but then had to resort to taking him to death's door. Once revived, Telford told Young that Kiva planned to board and take Destiny by force. Young began his preparations to defend his ship. His plan was simple: isolate the Alliance members in the 'gate room when they come through the Stargate and then evacuate the air. (SGU 1.19 "Incursion Part 1")
Telford also told Young the location of the base where Kiva was holding Rush. Lt. Gen. Jack O'Neill sent the USS George Hammond to take the base and rescue Rush. With another Icarus-type planet, they'd be able to dial Destiny and send sorely-needed supplies—and possibly additional personnel. But like Icarus before it, the Alliance planet's core went critical from the energy blasts of the powerful Daedalus-class starship. Once again, Rush found himself dialing the nine-chevron code in desperation to escape. Kiva managed to get only a portion of her personnel on Destiny before her base's planet blew apart. Col. Samantha Carter, the commander of the Hammond, managed to leave the area before the planet blew apart, but had to leave behind two F-302s and their pilots. (SGU 1.19 "Incursion Part 1")
Young was ready to push the button to start the evacuation of the air in the 'gate room until he saw Telford come through. This hesitation gave the Alliance time to secure a foothold and take hostages. Kiva was tempered only by Telford, who was pretending that he was still on her side. He prevented Kiva from executing her hostages, especially Lt. Tamara Johansen, whom he identified as valuable because she was a medic. Kiva immediately had Johansen operate on one of her lieutenants named Varro. She even sent Koz to help Johansen with the procedure. (SGU 1.19 "Incursion Part 1")
But Kiva's blood still ran cold when she shot her hostage Rivers after Young tried to ambush Kiva under the pretense of exchanging MSgt. Ronald Greer for Johansen. Kiva saw that Greer was armed and took Johansen back, killing Rivers in retaliation. (SGU 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")
Kiva didn't trust Young anymore, so Camile Wray became the key negotiator. During their battles of wits, the crew also had to contend with hazardous environmental issues because the Destiny had stopped near a binary pulsar that was emitting harmful radiation that the ship's shields couldn't hold back for much longer. Even one of Kiva's men had been reduced to ashes when he was under one of the hull breaches that wasn't completely covered by the weakening shields. (SGU: 1.19 "Incursion Part 1", 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")
Following these orders in the infirmary where Telford and Kiva had been taken, one of the Alliance soldiers began to herd an injured marine toward the door. The marine decided to jump his captor and during the struggle, the Alliance soldier's automatic weapon began firing, spraying bullets all over the room. After the foray ended, the only two people left standing were Varro and Koz of the Alliance. The marine, Johansen, and Sgt. Hunter Riley were all hit, as well as other Alliance members who had brought in Telford and Kiva. With Johansen disabled, Kiva's survival became even more uncertain. (SGU 1.20 "Incursion Part 2")
Even with skilled surgeons brought in to operate on the wounded (through the use of the communication stones), Kiva's life could not be saved. (SGU 2.01 "Intervention")
- SGU 1.01 "Air Part 1"
- SGU 1.18 "Subversion"
- SGU 1.19 "Incursion Part 1"
- SGU 1.20 "Incursion Part 2"
- SGU 2.01 "Intervention"
- Lt. Gen. Jack O'Neill
- Col. Samantha Carter
- MSgt. Ronald Greer
- Lt. Tamara Johansen
- Dr. Nicholas Rush
- Lt. Matthew Scott
- Col. David Telford
- Camile Wray
- Col. Everett Young
- Communication Stones
- Goa'uld Pain Stick
- Goa'uld Ships
- Icarus Base
- Icarus Project
- Lucian Alliance
- Stargate Program
- USS George Hammond
--DeeKayP 17:58, 22 August 2010 (UTC)