At certain points in the game, Varus appears in the center of the camp to speak with the player. He appears a total of three times, and dialogue happens automatically when the player gets within one space of him. Varus appears every time the player warps back to Helga after reaching the warp room of the last area in any direction directed by Helga.
During Varus' first appearance, if the player asks Helga about any rumors, she will mention that Varus had four fellow tunnel rats for finding out what he is after. After his second appearance, Helga will say that Varus threatened her life, thinking that she was trying to steal the Stormhold Crystal. She was certain he would have her killed, but Varus is defeated at Varus' Victory before any such thing could be carried out.
- "You are blessed to be part of my plans to rid the Empire of evil. Do your part and your days here shall have a minimum of pain." – On his first appearance
- "I know you steal from us, but you are an effective tunnel rat. Don't be greedy, and I shall overlook your indiscretions." – On his second appearance
- "Do you know the value of crystals? I do. Dig all you want, but do not think to take the one I value. It would mean your life." – On his third appearance
- From afar, Quintus Varus' sprite has horns on his helmet, but up close, it does not.