Jiv Hiriel is an imperial bard living in the settlement of Hackdirt.
Like the other citizens of Hackdirt he makes it clear they don’t like strangers and gathers with the rest of the town in the caverns under Hackdirt to worship and makes sacrifices to invisible beings called the ‘Deep Ones’. Their belief is based on the book ‘Bible of the Deep Ones’ which belonged to Hackdirt’s founder Irlav Moslin.
Jiv starts having second thoughts about their cult after the kidnapping and planned sacrifice of Seed-Neeus's daughter Dar-Ma. He’ll give the player a key to the caverns and beg them to save her.
"You have to believe me, I didn't know what they were planning. They want to bring back the Deep Ones. I thought I did, too, but ... she's so innocent. They've got her down in the caverns. They're going to sacrifice her, you understand? You've got to save her! Here, take this key. It'll open any of the trapdoors down to the caves. Every house in town has one." -Jiv Hiriel