Varden was a male human thief living in Scardale during the Time of Troubles.


Varden was a successful thief in Scardale Town until in 1358 the god Bane, after the Battle of Shadowdale, ordered the Zhentilar armies to conquer Scardale in order to then threaten Tantras.

Varden was conscripted into the Sembian Resistance, composed of all forces in the dale fighting the Zhent forces. During a mission, they met the heroes Midnight and Adon. Understanding the importance of their mission, Varden helped them in many ways until they reunited with Kelemvor Lyonsbane and boarded a warship to Tantras to fulfill their mission. Varden went with them but when attacked by Bane's assassins on the sea, Varden was killed.[1]


  1. Scott Ciencin (June 2003). Tantras. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 143–223. ISBN 0-7869-3108-6.