Song of Ice and Fire
Founded during a time of expansion of Storm King Durann in the Age of Heroes
Origin of the Toros
Tholomey the Master pushed the Giants and the Children of the Forest northward in the early wars
Drought: Lord Marc Vara “the Indigent” travels to the court of the Yronwood kings to beg for aid as the Varan herds dwindle and the harvests of Mardoxia turn to dust. House Qorgyle grabbed land on the Onzin plains and would have overrun House Vara, but House Dayne sent it troops to its southern borders in warning to the lord of Sandstone. Marc Vara is rebuffed at court; he is hated by his own smallfolk, who see him as gallivanting around the countryside while they starve.
SUFFERED FROM TREACHERY
Fratricide: Monteza Sands, commander of the Varan Bloods, murders his half-sister Viana Vara and takes the House Seat.
Military coup. Origin of the Black Sashes
Tyanna Velaryon marries Delgado “The Ogre” Vara, adding the blood of Old Valyria to the seat at Oroca.
Origin of the Varan Blood and Silver
Illianna Vara, Daughter of Tyanna
Byrone Vara, son of Illianna.
Lord Montoya Vara supported the Reds and Daeron Targaryen in the Blackfyre wars.
Origin of the Garrison