Curse of the Crimson Throne
At the behest of his lover Melyia, Verik abandoned his post with the guard to help feed the poor in north shore during the riots. A few enterprising guardsmen joined him and ran the
butcher business for him while he spent most of his days getting drunk and waiting for word from his lover. The Cowhammer boys, as the other guards were called, turned out to be worse than common thugs. They murdered people for coin, then cut up the bodies an sold the meat to the poor along with all the animal meat. The Cowhammer boys were all dispatched and Verik was arrested.