Aris Le was born on the colony world of Aleria. Faced with few other options he mined a deadly element on the Alpha Halo shard for Covenant extremists, unaware that the element harmed humans while leaving other species unscathed. He and his partner used low tech methods to mine safely on the shard, but were found by Locke’s team. During the escape Aris tried to break away but was gunned down trying to take off.
Axl is a Yonhet smuggler, part of the Covenant Fringe. He supplied parts to Covenant zealots unaware he was being tracked by ONI. After the bomb he helped supply went off he complied with ONI in return for safety from reprisals.