Keel was a soldier at Fort Drell. He and Micah were on guard duty together one night. That night they along with Alanna of Trebond were captured by Tusaine soldiers. The only reason why Micah and Keel were taken prisoner, however, was to hide the fact that Alanna was the real target. Duke Hilam told them that they would be released after giving him enough information. Alanna picked their locks and they managed to escape from their prison to get help, not knowing that Prince Jonathan was already on his way with a few friends.
He only appears as a minor character in chapter six of In the Hand of the Goddess.