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Though his name was long-synonymous with deceit and trickery,
the master mage known as Varkyn has, in recent years, come to be
regarded as a legendary hero and adventurer. There are still
those, however, who refer to him using terms such as
'scoundrel' and 'rogue' (and sometimes, worse).
Varkyn is also commonly referred to as a 'trickster' because of
powerful magic he secreted away in many of the items he enchanted.
Perhaps the most famous of his 'trick' items is the legendary
Ring of Motley Wonder. This magical, platinum ring, not seen for centuries, is
said to be engraved with the silhouetted head and shoulders of four sinister-looking
figures, and to possess a vast array of mysterious and potent magic that
can be unlocked by its wearer.
Varkyn disappeared nearly six centuries ago, though the tales surrounding his
unexplained departure always seem to indicate that he left the Ring of Motley
Wonder behind...but just where...no one knows.
Adventurers passing through the Griffon Crags (a rugged, forest region in Central
Tysa) have reported discovering the ruins of what is believed to have been one of
Varkyn's five towers -- all of which were razed just prior to his mysterious
disappearance, six hundred years ago.