Verminek is something of a maverick among the priesthood of Hextor. He keeps to his own gloomy home, packed with undead servants he douses in sickly-sweet perfume, all the better to disguise the scent of rotting flesh. With his amulet of the planes, Verminek is an inveterate traveler to the Nine Hells, and he definitely has friends in low places. Since he was able to raise a retinue of barbazu to strengthen Grenell’s army during the wars, he is allowed to get on with his work, though Grenell is not exactly happy with his independence.
Verminek is something of a sage, with proficiencies in the military history of northern Aerdy and also in the sociology of the Nine Hells. In a great leather-bound book hidden with dust of disappearance and well-guarded, Verminek even has the true names of several baatezu recorded and some details of baatezu-crafted magical artifacts. This information would be of great value to other sages, and also to anyone wishing to find and collect or destroy the listed artifacts.