Keffus is a member of the Guardianship of the Girl. He is tall, furred and four eyed with pointy furry ears. He has a short tail and a thin nose. Keffus was a wild hermit in the Red Forest before a fire destroyed his home. Caught in the miserable torment of grief, Keffus attacked farmlands and became a loner once again, this time in a dark cave. He continued this way of life until he was persuaded by the girl to join she and the Dodgelosk along with Len and the two sayers as the fourth member of the Guardianship of the girl.