Despite being forced into exile after the end of the Federated Suns civil war in 2537, Cassandra Varney and her son Roger still possessed some loyal supporters. In 2565, Roger Varney, aided by a small Capellan squadron, crossed the border and attempted to rally their supporters. Though he raised a fairly large militia force, they were no match for Davion regulars, particularly since the Capellan WarShips were annihilated in the Battle of Kigamboni in late 2565.
The Terran leopard was introduced onto Kigamboni in the 25th century in an effort to “naturally” control an aggressive rodent that was devastating crops and even herds. Residents tried numerous measures, including several other predators, but only the leopard proved successful. Within months, these leopards had a green hue and a more aggressive nature, thanks to a poison produced by the rodents that no other animal could process. Within a few generations, the leopards of Kigamboni were smaller than the average leopard, but more agile and aggressive. Its green fur gives it great camouflage, allowing it to hunt with near impunity.