Varisian (Human Ethnicity)
Varisians (pronounced vah-RHIS-ee-ann) are known for their traveling caravans that can be encountered throughout Golarion. Some Varisians also settle in permanent communities, most notably the country of Ustalav. As a group, they are largely considered to be scoundrels and rogues, largely due to the criminal Sczarni gangs being made up largely of Varisians. This belief and their commonly nomadic lifestyle has lead to them being considered a frivolous group of people with a rich culture steeped in history and tradition.
Varisians typically possess deep, olive-colored skin, and long hair with a large range of colors from platinum to the darkest black – no one hair color is considered unusual. They often have large, expressive eyes that come in a variety of unusual colors such as violet or gold, and slim bodies with long limbs, and little body or facial hair. As a culture they favour brightly colored clothing; and are known for the elaborate costumes they don during cultural performances. They often bear intricate and meaningful tattoos on their bodies. Varisians are also fond of scarves of all types, and commonly use scarves in more specialized capacities; the bladed scarf serves as a favorite weapon when one must appear unarmed.