When I started this fanlisting stuff not so long ago, I wanted to start a collective with its own domain. I wanted a small term, nothing to complicated and of couse the name should reflect a part of me and my interests.
At that time I was once again reading Stephen King's Dark Tower Series. I'm obsessed with this story and truely in love with it's characters. So I decided, I wanted an domain name, that is related to The Dark Tower.
I made a list with possible and available names. Among them were: can-kanorey (I love this name, but it's quit hard to remember for non-Tower-Junkies ;), charyou-tree, khef, etc... but when I saw, that ka-tet.de was still free I made my choice.
And afterwards I must say, that it was a good choice. Since one of the meanings of Ka-tet is "one from many" it is a pretty good name for a site that unites several projects and passions.
Ka is the force in Stephen King's Dark Tower series that leads all living (and unliving) creatures. [...] It is the force that causes a destiny to happen, but is not necessarily impossible to surpass.
Ka can be considered to be a guide, a destination, but is certainly not a plan - at least, not one that is known to mortals. Ka is not necessarily a force of good or evil; it manipulates both sides, and seems to have no definite morality of its own.
The official Dark Tower site describes ka as the following: "Ka... signifies life-force, consciousness, duty and destiny. In the vulgate, or low speech, it also means a place to which an individual must go."
A ka-tet is a group of beings brought together by ka. "We are ka-tet. We are one from many", says Roland Deschain on the day before the Battle of Algul Siento.
Ka-tet is the belief that a group of people can be tied together by fate, or ka.