Peter Varga, also known as Ronin, is a former student of Rowan, and a member of the Red Branch. However, he is crippled by Marley Augur. In the first book, he is known to Max as "Ronin", meaning a wandering warrior with no master.
He has a white eye, green eye, and sharp features.
Varga is very protective of Max and often defends him from the Enemy.
He graduated from Rowan, but, according to Ms. Richter, he made contracts with the wrong people. During his time at Rowan, he got his name engraved next to the Gauntlet of Beowulf for his exceptional courage.
He followed Max around during Max's first year at Rowan. Due to this, Varga was able to rescue Max from Marley Augur's Crypt. While he was rescuing Max, however, Marley struck him in the back with his hammer. Due to this, Varga is paralyzed from the waist down. Luckily, Varga had Alex's security watch allowing him, Max, and the missing Potentials to be located and rescued.
Varga has the ability to create identical mirages of himself.