Name: Varia of the Sessair
Human Tribal Warrior 12
AC: 13 (+2 Dex, +1 Armor)
Speed: 40 ft
Attack: +16/+11/+6 melee, +14/+9/+4 ranged
Magic Attack: +3
SQ: Class Skills (Hide, Search), Damage Reduction 3/-, Expert (+4/+2), Fast Movement, Minor Geas (Do not eat oysters), Rage 3/day, Tribal Fighting Style (Sessair), +3 circumstance bonus to all Fortitude saving throws
SV: Fort +13, Ref +6, Will +6
Abilities: Str: 18, Dex: 14, Con: 14, Int: 12, Wis: 14, Chr: 10
Skills: Climb +9, Craft (Weaponsmith) +6, Handle Animal +5, Hide +15, Intimidate +5, Intuit Direction +7, Jump +9, Listen +7, Move Silently +15, Perform +5, Search +7, Spot +12, Swim +7, Wilderness Lore +7
Feats: Celtic Wife Strike, Cleave, Combat Reflexes, Great Cleave, Improved Unarmed Strike, Power Attack, Shield Proficiency, Weapon Group Proficiency (simple, martial weapons)
Equipment: Fur Cloak, Leather Tunic, Iron Sword, 34 sets
Varia is a fiery warrior and was the second-in-command to Queen Marga. We first meet her in the episode "Coming Home", when she explains to Xena that Ares is trying to kill her tribe. She also asks Eve to show her some fighting moves. However, when Eve uses a certain move, Varia realizes that she is Livia of Rome, who killed many of her people. Varia challenges Xena over this and insists that Eve must be tried for her crimes against the Amazons. Gabrielle releases Eve but Varia hints that this is not the end of the matter.
Varia is searching for Queen Marga, who has gone missing. Someone is trapping and killing Amazons and Marga has gone to search for her missing people. Varia wants to go after her queen but Xena says she will do this. When Varia finds Xena with Marga, she thinks that Marga is passing on her right of caste to Xena by handing her her necklace. She shows animosity towards Xena and the inevitable conclusion happens: they end up fighting and Xena saves Varia's life. From this moment, Varia begins to listen to Xena and seeks her advice. Once Prince Morloch has been dealt with, Queen Marga's spirit is sent to the Land of the Dead and Xena passes the queen's necklace and title to Varia.