Varn is an “imagined” city. It did not appear in any of the books by John Norman, but of course, we can assume a great many Gorean cities did not appear in the books. This is simply one of them. Below is a brief history, which may aid you in your roleplay here.

City of Varn

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The city of Varn, which is sometimes referred to as the lost city, is located on an isle 300 pasangs west of Cos and Tyros, in the “unexplored” area on the maps of Gor known to Goreans as “World’s End”. The isle is remote and has not been explored by the majority of Gor outside of the Isles. The City prospers from its rich mineral mines as well as its developed understanding of agricultural living. The isles soil is rich in minerals from the underground mines, which allows Varn to produce a great amount of its plant-based food. There are expeditions on a routine basis led by the Red Caste of Varn who control the fleet of naval ships Varn holds. Varn’s strength lies in its war ships, built to sustain attack and weather the conditions of the rough ended sea at “World’s End”. It is not unheard of for whales to be spotted off the coast of Varn, these large beasts able to topple any unprepared ship. For this reason Varn’s ship are built able to maneuver and are equipped with harpoons. Hidden for much of its life by its remote and generally unexplored location, in the last few generations the Priest Kings have revealed the passageway to Varn to the explorers of Gor and the city has prospered greatly. Trading much of its naturally great bounty from the mines and farms and fields to the extent that it has become quite possibly one of the most prosperous regions of Gor. However, prosperity has come with a price. The people of Varn, for generations a peace loving people who knew no strife, are now fiercely defensive of their way of life and newfound prosperity. Do not be surprised that amongst these gentle, love folk there is a Red Caste, which practices daily and has become as lethal an opponent as any in Gor. Day to day life is largely peaceful however, there is friction at times between natives born on the isle and newcomers from elsewhere in Gor.