Rangers of the North
The Variags, who are accounted the most vicious Men in the world, are a dark-skinned people who occupy the land of Khand, a semi-arid plateau located southeast of Mordor and northwest of Harad.
The Variags are a distinct race, but are occasionally confused with the Haradrim of Far Harad. In reality, they have as many ties to the Easterlings. Brutal and semi-nomadic, they have long been influenced by Mordor and the constant wars with their neighbors.
All seven of the Variag confederations speak Varadja and share a common culture rooted in an ages-old reverence for the horse. Superb riders and warriors, they are without peer as cavalry.