Var

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Var
Var.png
Name
Var
Nickname
Var the Usurer
Faction
None
Location
The Atrium (Pathologic)
The Bridge Square (Pathologic 2)
Family
Willow Mellow (adopted daughter)

Var (Вара) is a man from the Town-on-Gorkhon. He buys organs and blood from the player character in exchange for money and medical supplies.

Plot

Pathologic

Bachelor Route

Var is present in the Bachelor's route as early as Day 5, where he is the target of Anna Angel's blackmailing. He requests that Bachelor assist him in finding his daughter, who is a dancer in the Stamatin's pub. It is revealed by his daughter that Var once worked in the Ace of Diamonds Caravan, where they had kidnapped her from her real father, and killed him. Though Var claims to love her dearly, she is rightfully furious. Bachelor manages to arrange their meeting, and Var pays him a high sum of money.

However, it is discovered the girl that Bachelor found was also the target of a murder by Haruspex, who killed her after Bachelor requested he extract a heart from a victim of the Plague. From Day 6 onward, Var controls a team of arsonists who are dedicated to causing havoc in infected districts. The Bachelor has the opportunity to murder him when he plans an assault on the Termitary, but his supporters will continue their rampage through town for the rest of the game.

Haruspex Route

Var is present in the Haruspex's route starting from Day 1. He is needed to draw blood from Haruspex to help save a man at the Cemetery. The Haruspex can trade organs with him in exchange for healing items.

Var will no longer appear after Day 5 due to the death of his daughter.

Pathologic 2

Var is first met by Haruspex after he extracts a Lockpick from one of Bad Grief's thugs. When Haruspex leaves the warehouse, Var stops him to tell him he used to work with his father regarding organ trading. He lets Haruspex know that he is open to doing business with him, but he must prove his worth by growing into his name as a menkhu. After the Haruspex inherits his father's legacy, Var will begin trading with him.

On Day 5, Sticky tells the Haruspex that he was approached by a man in the Bridge Square about smuggling and hiding bodies. This man is the same one that operates the store front Var lives in - should the Haruspex report the man to Victor Kain, the store will be emptied and closed permanently, though Var is still in the back room. He will berate the Haruspex for snitching, but otherwise seems disinterested in his former acquaintance.

The Marble Nest

When hovering over his shop on the map page, Bachelor notes that Var was taken for a "talk" with Captain Longin when the Army arrived, and hasn't been seen since.

Trade

Icon Name Use Description Details
Bandage.png Bandage Health Recovery Improves health. Stop bleeding, and you stop death—or delay it, at least. Folks here believe that any affliction can be smothered in bandages, and any decently soft cloth can serve as one. Makes one wonder how people with such advanced medical knowledge even get sick at all.
ImmunityBoosters.png Immunity Boosters Immunity Booster Assorted pills of unknown origin. Boosts immunity. Smells suspicious. Scientifically speaking, it is dubious whether immunity can be boosted at all. However, these pills work infalliably. According to the box, they were manufactured more than fifty years ago.
Morphine.png Morphine Painkiller A person is only alive for as long as they feel pain. Morphine makes you numb to it, seemingly increasing health. Unsuccessfully banned within the limits of the town by governor Saburov, who was trying to alleviate his wife's addiction, morphine relieves a person of pain, worries, and worldly desires, leaving them in a drowsy and numb state.
Scalpel.png Scalpel Weapon Either a weapon that can take someone's life, or an essential tool for a surgeon. A tool for a surgeon. A tool for a menkhu. A tool for a bandit. a tool for a ripper. A tool for me.
Tourniquet.png Tourniquet Health Recovery Used to repair health. Rubber tourniquets are regarded as poor-quality by the townsfolk, who prefer the locally-made leather ones. Alexander Saburov once tried to outlaw tourniquets in the Town, in a desperate attempt to protect his wife Katerina from her morphine addiction. What a silly idea. One can't just outlaw rubber or leather bands.
Twyrine.png Twyrine Other A herbal infusion. Drink to reveal places and events hidden from the naked eye. The Town calls to me. But it's hard to hear over my own thoughts. If I quiet them down, I can sense the pulse of life all over the Town.

Icon Name Description Value
Ui bint b.png Bandage An elastic antiseptic bandage. Facilitates recovery after a traumatic injury. Closes and disinfects the wound, preventing inflammation. 4
Ui zhgut b.png Tourniquet A rubber tourniquet. Facilitates health recovery after a traumatic injury. Stops bleeding and immobilizes damaged tissue. 4
Heart2005.png Heart A human heart. Extracting organs from a human body is seen as a horrible blasphemy in the local tribal community. Only the menkhu are allowed to do this because they have an ancestral right to cut living bodies. However, some gatherers and also the Hunchback from the Atrium district would be willing to trade for something this rare... 1
Ui kidney b.png Kidney Human kidney. Extracting organs from a human body is seen as a horrible blasphemy in the local tribal community. Only the menkhu are allowed to do this because they have an ancestral right to cut living bodies. However, some gatherers and also the Hunchback from the Atrium district would be willing to trade for something this rare... 1
Bloodtest.png Blood Human blood. Extracting organs from a human body is seen as a horrible blasphemy in the local tribal community. Only the menkhu are allowed to do this because they have an ancestral right to cut living bodies. However, some gatherers and also the Hunchback from the Atrium district would be willing to trade for something this rare... 1
Liver2005.png Liver Extracting organs from a human body is seen as a horrible blasphemy in the local tribal community. Only the menkhu are allowed to do this because they have an ancestral right to cut living bodies. However, some gatherers and also the Hunchback from the Atrium district would be willing to trade for something this rare... 1

Gallery

Official Art

Notes

  • In the original Pathologic, Var is known as 'Var the Hunchback' and lives in a shack in a separate part of town. Only Haruspex is able to trade with him, selling organs for money.
  • In the original Pathologic, his daughter is a girl named Willow Mellow.
  • Though Var shares a model with the Pochard kinsmen NPC variant, he claims he is not of the Kin.