Varric is athletic, with tan skin and a bland face enhanced with a meticulously well-groomed vandyke. He has straight black hair worn shaggy, light blue-grey eyes and a broken nose. Varric wears an indigo poncho style robe, over a gray jumpsuit. He obscures plenty of gadgets and tools under his cowl which aid him in battle. A digital headpiece wrapped around the back of his head provides various battle tactics, and keeps him coordinated with his allies in battle. The device also has a built in holo-recorder and holo-projector allowing him to send and receive messages via HoloNet.
Varric was originally a smuggling partner of Bax, Varlo, and Linguo before double-crossing them on the Korriban Station. He is a credit-lender and professional grifter who is irresponsible by nature, though quite industrious in all forms of unscrupulous business. His main interest, besides criminal activities, is gardening. Varric is originally from Taris. He never knew his father growing up, and his mother was infected by the Rakghoul diease several years ago.