Vertiu Guard was an Imperial and Companion born in 4E 168.
Vertiu is the cousin of Silian Secunia. They often played together as children, and went to school together. Later, as they became adolescents, the two caused mischief together, along with other things. Their relationship led to them being very close, and continuing to stay that way for the rest of their lives.
Guard joined the Companions shortly before he turned 19, in 4E 187. Later, in 4E 201, Vertiu experienced much racism from some Stormcloaks; however, others showed him respect for being a Companion. He often wrote Silian about the war and about his life.
Vertiu was a warm-hearted man, always willing to help whoever was in need. He often donated Septims of his own to needy beggars.