After a run-in with a bounty hunter sent after Gannon, Khiymeni reveals himself, having followed Gannon for some time. Formerly of the Sahmu trading ship Homebounder Khiymeni worships strength and bravery above honor, justice and riches. Thus when his ship was attacked and the whole crew mercilessly and easily slaughtered by one man and his followers, he knew he had a new mission – find Bellock Blackheart and swear his sword to him.
Having revealed himself, Khiymeni pledges he will never leave Gannon’s side unless he can kill him, or Khiymeni can kill Gannon. He makes public his love of violence and sex, has no problem killing indiscriminately and encourages others to join his tests of strength (often ending in injury or death) or live a life of obscurity far from his sight.