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The father of Varaconn was a Rigante tribesman who died from wounds sustained in battle against the Pannones, when his son was six years old. His wife then fell ill and died a year later, leaving the orphaned Varaconn to be raised by his uncle.[1]

Varaconn's father lived during the time of the great hero Calavanus, who led the Rigante in battle against the Sea Wolves, killing their king in single combat.[2]

Although his name is unknown, based on Rigante naming customs, it would have started with "Conna–", and he would likely have been known as Conn for short, just as his grandson Connavar later was.

  1. Sword in the Storm, Chapter One
  2. Sword in the Storm, Chapter Four
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