Rate, Thane of the Varni, and his entourage.

"Without the Varnis you're just a sorry collection of farmers, fishers and miners."

The Varni are the warrior tribe of the Shieldlands who are led by the Thane Rate.


A warrior people and muscle of the Alliance, the Varni pushed north of the Shieldlands, carving out their own territory through which to roam. They live a relatively nomadic existence where men, women and children old enough to hold a sword are trained to fight in the traditional Varni way. [1]



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