The owner of the Sandpoint general store and father of Katrine and Shayliss. Both of his daughters have grown into beautiful women wanted by all the men in town. Ven wants to see them chaste and married and does what he can to control them. Short tempered and stressed out.
After Katrines death at the hands of the Skinsaw Man Ven grew even more protective of Shayliss. Sympathetic to he fathers feelings Shayliss ended her relationship with Rye.