Old Kev is a Hilurin and a native of the village of Lysia. He's employed as the village Watch, and though he seems to spend all of his time running Skeld's Ferry with his nephew Teff and Teff's grown sons, he manages to hear all the news for miles around. Kev is a great gossip, and like most Hilurin, he has a natural disdain for the world outside his small, self-imposed confines.

Scarlet first hears from Kev that there's a "snot-nosed Kasiri king" straddling Whetstone Pass with his bandits.

After the burning of Lysia, Deni tells Scarlet that he wants to buy Skeld's Ferry from Teff and Kev, but Scarlet leaves Lysia soon afterward and travels northward.