A Kemerai wizard, Keffel was part of a team with Silvas Kemekai and Grace Fidenna. Successful for a short while, the team settled down in Redtree after an encounter with Kell’Vin crippled Keffel’s lungs. Several years thereafter, Keffel devloped a secret romantic relationship with Grace – a human – and when the town’s small Kemerai population learned that she was preganat they discovered the affair and poisoned her. In his grief, Keffel sworn to wipe out Redtree and particularly his fellow Kemerai and has been using his unique art of puppetry to wage a private war ever since.
When Vogati militias left the area, Keffel redoubled his efforts to have his puppets defeat his old friend Silvas. In response, Silvas hired a team of mercenaries to kill him. That team managed to destroy his workshop, but he himself escaped.