In his youth he attended school with Aitrus. He used to taunt and harass him constantly until 13-year-old Aitrus attacked him. As he said, they "were not the best of friends".
Years later, among his father's papers he chanced upon a report of Aitrus and found out that he was on an expedition to build a tunnel to the Surface. He thought to amend his poor opinion, and sent him some extremely fine golden instruments, along with a letter of friendship with wishes.
He and Aitrus became friends. Later, this friendship became strained, and when Aitrus told Veovis that he had proposed to Anna (Ti'ana), Veovis disowned him.