Shirley Steadfast was a High Councilor in the Jehoram (Central Government) of the Midian Peninsula on the planet Yronwode . She was described as a large, vivacious woman, who welcomed Keeler and his landing crew with a laurel and hearty and handshake. She was later instrumental in helping and guiding the landing crew through the complex political Hierarchy of Midian. She also believed that relations with the Xirong could be improved through trade and cultural exchanges. She had a niece, Constance Steadfast, who served in the Midian Security Forces.