A masterless ronin, Ken traveled to Alivast after the death of his Daimyo. He encountered The Unexpectables when applying for empolyment as a guard at The Sweet Dragon. However, due to issues with his swordsmanship and his drinking, the group declined to hire him.
Ken is polite but seems to have some trouble with the Common tongue, preferring the native language of the Eastern isles.
Due to their shared cultural roots, Greckles took an interest in Ken. Ken, in turn, expressed relief that someone who spoke his native language was conducting his interview. Due to concerns with Ken's work ethic however, Greckles did not press for his hiring. Greckles did however mention he might wish to interact with Ken later if he could find him in Alivast.