Originally Larten Crepsley's cousin who was adopted at a young age. Vur and Larten worked in a factory under the foreman Traz, who took advantage over them. Vur drowned at the hands of Traz after he retaliated against the evil foreman and Larten killed Traz for revenge.

In the years to follow, Larten used the name Vur Hurston in his books and when keeping his own identity a secret.