Varanus left his tribe at the age of 14 (adult for lizardfolk) to go on a vision quest. However, when he returned, he discovered that his tribe had been wiped out by a mysterious plague.

Alone, Varanus wandered the land and stumbled into Dungeon Running by chance. Varanus' tribe had historically shunned material wealth, but Varanus was wise enough to realise that if he wanted to survive in this new world in which he found himself, he would need money. Struggling to find gainful employment, he eventually saw an advertisment for the games and the rest is history.