Verdel was the successor and nephew of Emperor Bezzender Anodheles, when Bezzender and his heir were poisoned in 4307. Due to Verdel's age, a regent was selected for the young emperor. The regent was Chaston Kestrel. Two years into Verdel's rule, a plot was uncovered implicating the Anodheles in an alliance with elves. Verdel was forced to flee for his life and his regent, Chaston Kestrel, took the throne of the empire.