Humble Measure was a 27 year old master iron-monger in Darujhistan. He was the bastard son of a One Eye Cat merchant and a Rhivi woman. He hated the Malazan Empire because he was present when One Eye Cat fell to the Empire. The city was freed by the Crimson Guard, under command of Jorrick Sharplance. The survivors, among them Humble Measure, were set free by the Guard, after which the young man moved to Darujhistan.