The brother and rival of Raddeus Magnus.
Varric is the leader of the Bahamutan army. After Raddeus refused to obey orders, the canny scoundrel used his keen mind, semi-legal connections, and utter lack of mercy to rise to prominence. In a rare show of compassion, he rescued Alayna after her falling out with the Salt Raiders and trained her in the game politic.
Varric is built like a stone wall. He has dark eyes and a short black beard. He is covered in the scars of hundreds of battles.
He is presumed dead after the Massacre at the Temple of Tiamet.