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"All the trees and plants, tended lawns and paths, are hymns of praise to Almalexia's name. It's humble work, sera, but I'm very proud of it."
―Gee-Pop Varis[src]

Gee-Pop Varis is a Dunmer gardener who cared for the plant life in the Temple Courtyard in Mournhold's, where he can be encountered. He is the husband of Granny Varis and father to Trels Varis.

BackgroundEdit

Gee-Pop Varis is married to Granny Varis and has several sons,[1] one of them named Trels Varis, who is a journalist. When asked about Trels, he claims he stays in Kragenmoor in Cyrodiil, although he lives within the city and produces The Common Tongue in his Secret Office. It is quit possible that he speaks sincerely as he tells the Nerevarine that his son was out of the country, as the journalistic activities of Trels Varis put him in danger of persecution by King Helseth, and it would thus be sensible to tell his parents a tale about him leaving the city to protect them and himself. Some information the Nerevarine can retrieve from other citizens also points in that direction, as they are told that all the Varis kids have left Mournhold to find their fortunes in the outside world.[2]

It might also be that he just invented the story or that he can not remember the whereabouts of his sons, as, according to his wife, he has become very forgetful in his old age.[1]

PersonalityEdit

Gee-Pop Varis is very fond both of his work as gardener and of Almalexia, the goddess of the Temple to whom the courtyard he works in belongs. He thinks about the plants he cares for as hymns to the goddess.

InteractionsEdit

Muckraking JournalistEdit

The Nerevarine can ask Gee-Pop Varis about the whereabouts of his son Trels Varis, who is the journalist they are looking for. Although Gee-Pop's information is not useful, threatening to harm him and his wife results in Trels Varis giving in on their demands.

Related journal entriesEdit

Muckraking Journalist

ID Journal Entry
10 Gee-Pop Varis says his son, Trels Varis, is a scholar in a private Temple school in Kragenmoor, out west near Cyrodiil.
20 Granny Varis says she has no idea where Trels Varis is right now, but Gee-Pop Varis says his son, Trels Varis, is a scholar in a private Temple school in Kragenmoor. It doesn't make sense that the father knows but the mother doesn't. I mentioned this peculiarity to Gee-Pop Varis, and he said Granny is getting old and forgetful. But I suspect they are not telling me the truth.

InventoryEdit

ConversationsEdit

Greeting "All the trees and plants, tended lawns and paths, are hymns of praise to Almalexia's name. It's humble work, sera, but I'm very proud of it."

my trade "I tend the plants and trees, and keep things looking pretty. I keep an eye on the weather, keep things watered when it's dry and dusty."

Trels Varis (during the quest "Muckraking Journalist") "My son, Trels Varis? He's in Kragenmoor, out west near Cyrodiil. He's a scholar in a private Temple school."

Trels Varis (during the quest "Muckraking Journalist" after talking to Granny Varis) "My wife says she doesn't know where he is? Well, Granny is getting right forgetful in her old age. Of course Trels is in Kragenmoor, like I said."

QuotesEdit

  • "This park, these plants, are hymns of praise, sera, and I'm right proud of it."

AppearancesEdit

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dialogue with Granny Varis
  2. Dialogue with Mournhold's citizen

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