- "Just Maz, please." She smiled in return. "We Vervani don't use such titles. I'm afraid we have trouble taking them seriously."
- ―Maz's view of aristocratic titles[src]
Vervain was briefly invaded by the Cetagandan Empire during the War of the Hegen Hub. Barrayar, Aslund, Pol and two mercenary groups (The Dendarii Mercenaries and Randall's Rangers) assisted Vervain in throwing out the Cetagandans in the Hegen Alliance.