Ser Deverus was a paladin who gave his life during the Wheat March. He was a paladin of Pelor tasked with protecting the inhabitants of Sheafdale and the surrounding countryside. His nickname "the Lion" came from his ferocity in combat during his younger days. He was said to walk amid a group of enemies and tear them limb from limb, showing no mercy.
Ser Deverus was also a rather devout man, even for a paladin. He established an orphanage in Loftwick and saw to it that any persons who fell on hard times were given a meal and a job. He was, all in all, the very picture of nobility and honor.