Kat was part of the engineering crew of the fast cruiser Ariel during the Tau Verde Ring war. Employed by the Oseran Mercenaries, she defected to the then-fictional Dendarii Mercenaries after the Ariel was captured by Miles Naismith. Given the rank of trainee, she took part in a Dendarii boarding operation that captured an abandoned Pelian warship rigged to self-destruct. Kat, another engineering tech, and Naismith disabled numerous armed dandelion bombs, saving the captured ship and their own lives in the process.
- The Warrior's Apprentice chapter 14