Melus Petilius is an Imperial living in a small cottage just outside the settlement of Brindle Home. Melus used to be a local hero, slaying beasts and helping the villagers out. But while he was out fighting, his wife, Vena Petilius, died of a fever. As such, he has sworn to never carry a weapon again. He blames himself for her dying and his not being there for her. He visits her grave every day around 11pm.
After this, Melus will become stricken with grief, and will react to seeing the Hero, fearing he will be hunted by the spirit of the person he killed near his wife's grave.