The Architect of Ruins
Varis is a Half-Elven Ranger. He, along with his wife (a Human Paladin) met Salen and Kaltes at the shrine to the Raven Queen at the edge of Rasmark. Varis appears to belong to an order or an organization that is active in opposing the Cult of Tharizdun, The Chained God.
He and his wife are from Dagon. When the party first arrived in Dagon they found Dara, Varis’ wife had been slain by demons summoned by the Cult. Varis then enlisted the party’s aid to help thwart the cult’s plan to destroy the city of Dagon.