In this scene Velus has tried to relax at a tavern however he caught the attention of some slavers and miners.
It escalted quickly, Velus fell off his chair while embedding a fork into an eye. Suffice to say it didn't go down well with "fork eye's" friends.
This interaction was critical to Velus, though he didn't know it at the time.
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