Keno is a Chiisune, a small fox like species with amazing intelligence. Many of claimed that they have heard the small animals speaking to them telepathically, though this has never been scientifically proven. Despite the lack of evidence, Chiisunes are given special protection under Latorii law. They cannot be bought or sold and killing one is punishable by death. Effectively the small creatures are second class citizens of the Latorii Empire.
Keno first met Moriah when she was studying engineering. The two of them quickly bonded through out her four years studying. When Moriah graduated, she joined the Imperial Navy and went to flight school. Keno accompanied her there as well, though due to her now extensive training, their time together was cut.
Moriah spent her first year of service aboard an Imperial Cutter flying the small Gu-97 ship launched fighter in support of anti-piracy operations with Keno becoming the ships unofficial mascot. After gaining enough experience, she was transferred to a Majestic class Imperial Interdictor. Keno stayed with Moriah for a while until it became apparent the ship was preparing for a major operation. Not wanting to endanger the small chiisune, Moriah sent Keno to live with her friend Sairiah.
A month later, when the ship Moriah had departed on returned, she was not on it, having been listed as MIA. They both took this hard, and Keno spent several days mourning. Thankfully Sairiah and Keno had each other to help them through their loss until six months later, Moriah returned, having survived the battle that left her stranded. They were both shocked to discover the only reason she survived is because the human pilot who shot her down rescued her. They were even more shocked when she asked for Sairiah's help... in order to defect. In the end, Sairiah agreed and Keno couldn't bare to be separated from his close friend and decided to go with her.