Vernon is a ghost. Wait. No. That's not right. Vernon is a miner. Yeah, that's better. Vernon is a miner, who was born somewhere in the late 90s. By which he means the 1790s, yes, but some people are just old, and it's mighty rude of you to keep asking for specifics. Back in his day, kids showed their elders some damn respect. They dressed up in their Sunday best and said yes ma'am and no sir, and no one would think to ask an old man exactly how old he is, or why he's still around after a few hundred years, or why his pickaxe sort of phases in and out of existence depending on how worked up he is. And he's liable to get real worked up if you keep asking nosy questions, so you just mind your manners and leave your elders be.