Tavish Kerr is the son of a wealthy Kel-Morian merchant.
Determined to control the entire mining wealth of Meinhoff, Kerr used his father's money to bribe Kel-Morian officials there into raising taxes on operations he couldn't control, such as that of Rory Swann, a small mine owner.
Swann first lodged a complaint against Kerr, unfortunately every official was bought out by Kerr. Therefore, Swann launched a miner's revolt, but it failed when Kel-Morian forces mercilessly crushed it. They were rescued by Raynor's Raiders.