Rise of the Runelords
The term Varisian can be confusing, as it can refer to an inhabitant of Varisia, or – more commonly – to the indiginous human race of Varisia. This article is about the latter.
The Varisians (pronounced vah-RHIS-ee-ann) are an exotic ethnicity renowned as itinerant charlatans, gifted storytellers, and talented singers.
The dark-skinned Varisians enjoy brightly colored clothing and jewelry, preferring gems over coins. Their vibrant natures are matched by their outgoing personalities, which in turn is matched by their comely looks.
Though they are now largely nomadic, the Varisians believe that they once came from a land devastated by some sort of great tragedy. Many Varisians cling to the belief that their people will one day be led to a new land, one perhaps divinely appointed.