SkekKel is a skeksis Counselor, adviser and also an ocassional strategist, working under SkekUng and the Emperor, if needed.
His duties cover all that is uknown in the skeksis Empire, all that needs fast solution and what is hidden behind the others. That's why SkekKel educated himself, to be ready for every factor that may stand on his way. He worked for some time with SkekOk because of that but small Librarian never used his help directly.
But SkekKel is - mostly - a warrior. He fought with General in many battles with gelflings and beasts and earned a generosity of SkekSo. He trains with swords and daggers and feels best when in heat of the battle.
The Counselor has cruel tastes for his own amusement as he tends to dismember podlings and in the past also gelflings. But that doesn't make him a villain per se, he can be even too honorable for a skeksis, ready to protect others and help them. It's part of his nature, this uncommon light, connected with the cruel and sadistic darkness. That makes him difficult to decypher by others but his allies know him as their own carapace. He can be quite straightforward within his way of thinking and his reactions.
SkekKel is one of the most massive skeksis in the court, big, strong and as one of the minority, has his black hair bristling from his head like soft thorns. He wears grey and white silks and velvets and as well as dark plates of armour to which he attaches little skulls.
SkekKel has his own accent, as he adds "h" to every word he speaks, in places they are not needed.
The Counselor used to be in the Millitary Alliance for convenience, working mostly with General, but after harsh encounter with said skeksis and losing a precious singing podling he was attached to, was forced to join the Diplomats, openly cutting himself from SkekNa, SkekUng and SkekTek.
One of his most memorable adventures was a spying mission to rebel gelflings village on which his bond with Illustrator SkekLa tightened and they started to be open friendly to each other after conflict with Millitaries. They share thoughts and feelings, bonded by joy and grief, just as SkekLa is bonded with her "brother" the Chamberlain.
SkekKel can be easy to anger, driven by passions and needs but has also softer side to him, with which he proves that he can be not only ally but also a good friend to those who he respects. He is wearing a mask of cruelty and fearsome presence to force others' respect but even despite his cruelty for the lessers, he has a heart that is beating in the right place.
The Counselor has also a mate, the Gardener SkekFer, who is infatuated by him and his strength and fierce nature and they share special bond.
Once in his life, SkekKel had a gelfling servant, Tari, who was the only one who survived to his death from old age and left a mark in SkekKel's soul, showing that he can be patient towards servants and even like them, if they prove loyalty.
SkekKel is full of passion, greed for life and his violent nature makes him a true skeksis, even if he shows sometimes unskeksis signs of friendship and tollerance for his closest allies.