There is a Dev Blog here in which this was explained quite nicely.
Just so long as you forget that the House of Duras conspired with the Romulan Empire to overthrow the Klingon government fifty years ago, and Ja'rod is...what? Oh, right, the current scion of the House of Duras.
y'know, son of a traitor, now advocating on behalf of the people his esteemed forerunners were in bed with.
"when you're out of Birds of Prey, you're out of ships."