|He looked towards Seraphimus again. “Commander, don't you know what this means?”
“No, Lieutenant, but something tells me you're about to tell me anyways,” Seraphimus said, exhaling.
|- Utaan, "And I Am Your Claw"|
Keris is a griffon lieutenant of the Right Talon of Verlaxion. He is depicted as one of the most "thoughtful" of the group, speaking of tactics and offering opinions which differ from those of Seraphimus.
At the request of the Council of Verlaxion, he was sent on a mission to determine the truth of the "Rainbow Rogue" and evaluate whether she is a legitimate threat. This mission led him to the Quade, and eventually to Red Barge, where he was imprisoned but later enlisted to join the fight against invading pirates.