Vretiel was born into the world a few years after both Abaddon and his favorite brother, Eligor. He was the youngest of the three, but the most calm and willing to resolve conflict through proper means, aside from bloodshed. Jealousy was never a trait with Vretiel, he had many similar personality traits as Eligor did, docile and calm. Once the two sections of Xanth were formed, Uriel and Bael, Vretiel chose whatever path the head of Xanth did, which was the Uriel section, or positive quarters.
As a child, Vretiel often got bullied for his small size and shape, which explains a distinct scar that he had ascending upward upon his left eye. Once he hit the age of 15, he finally gained virility and began to resolve any conflicts through wording, lacking violence. In short, Vretiel is the pacifist of the group, but he will fight for the security of the organization alongside his brethren if that was the only option.