Variag (Races Help)
The Variags are a mysterious people from the far-off land of Khand, a
place almost equally unfamiliar to those beyond the Sea of Rhun. Despite
being friendly with both the Easterlings and the Haradrim, they rarely
venture beyond their own lands or seek to expand their empires in the
same way as their ambitious allies.
Called to serve Sauron in his war like their neighbors, some of them
now march with the Dark Lord's armies against Gondor where their mystique
only makes them that much more fearsome and unpredictable. While
generally no larger or stronger than the average-sized Man, it is said
that their nimble fingers and ability to withstand punishment allow the
Variags to serve as potent elite troops when employed as thieves or
warriors. Regardless of their task, they prefer to work in units of
their own kind and perform their duties with a quiet efficiency.
The variag speaks a tongue of the same name, although it is almost
never heard abroad, even in the lands of their allies.