Veit Lutgehr was an average dwarf until a one fated day he was involved in a mining incident. An explosion permanently seared off half of his beard. This disfigurement drove Veit insane earning him the title "Veit the Insane". In his madness, Veit discovered his best and most trusted friend and advisor, the stuffed toy ostrich named Popi. Veit consults Popi on all matters he deems important enough and takes his advice very seriously. Veit can be found wondering the land following the commands of Popi.