Venson was a massive Brown Wood Owl (Strix Leptogammica) who was born in the Beaks of the Southern Kingdoms. He was a renowned warrior and spy, or slipgizzle as it is sometimes reffered to, and had many honors from the kings of Ga'Hoole. He was a famous poet and writer, who wrote stories such as The Ga'Hoole Tree, Hoole: A Life of Epics, and was one of the first philosophers Ga'Hoole, for instance his book The Rules of Hoole, and The Glauxian Code. After Venson was made assistant to Sophos, he was soon enacted to lead a group of Guardians against evil owls planning to overthrow the Great Ga'Hoole tree. He dissappeared somewhere from the St. Aegolius Canyons to the Forest Kingdom of Tyto. He is presumed to be deceased.