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Varchild art.jpg
Race Human
Birthplace Dominaria, Terisiare, Kjeldor's hinterlands.
Lifetime Unknown. Last seen alive in 2954.
The Eternal Ice, The Shattered Alliance.

General Varchild was the leader of the Kjeldoran armies during the last years of the Ice Age of Dominaria, but later went rogue and lead a private army against the Balduvian barbarians.[1]

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As a little girl in the Kjeldoran hinterlands Varchild had a hard life, losing a brother in a Balduvian raid, an uncle who was a skyknight to Balduvian arrows, and two aunts in battle with Lim-Dûl's undead. When she moved to Krov in order to become a knight, she quickly discovered that many of the knights considered her, as a hinterland Kjeldoran, almost as bad as the Balduvians she so despised. Still, hiding her accent, Varchild managed to work her way up to the highest regions of the military, becoming the right hand of Avram Garrison, the de facto leader of the Kjeldoran troops.

Garrison had been the favorite of the queen and was lobbying for the unification of the splintered military orders into a single army with him as its general. But the queen died before she could make it so, and her son King Darien kept saying he'd "consider" it, not wanting to insult other knights and nobles. This, plus the general decadence and stagnation Kjeldor was getting into, drove Garrison to form the Knights of Stromgald, an organization planning to kill the king and blame it on the Balduvians and the wizards in order to take control of the nation and declare war on the Balduvians. Although she hated the barbarians, Varchild could not go along with murdering the king of the nation and defended him with her life when the eventual coup came.

When the Stromgalds were defeated and Lim-Dûl was revealed as the secret benefactor behind the group, the king managed to use this to take direct control of the remains of the various military orders and to use it as the foundation for a powerful rule. Varchild was honored to become the first general of the nation's unified army in generations but immediately had to swallow a hard pill: in the war against the necromancer, Kjeldor would have to ally with the Balduvians. Still, she set aside her personal feelings and fought alongside the barbarian forces in the battle that would defeat Lim-Dûl forever.

But it would not last. In the years after the battle, when the Ice Age ended and the Flood Age began, Varchild eventually resigned as general and rallied a militia of her own against the Balduvians. But she would never reach her goal of eradicating them. In fact, king Darien and the Balduvian chieftain Lovisa Coldeyes would merge their nations into New Argive twenty years after the last battle against Lim-Dûl and Varchild's crusade petered out.

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