Fictional Character
Occupation: Musician, Minstrel

Valerian was a minstrel and scholar who was visiting the court of Sirmion in Strymon when Count Constans of Sirmion was killed by a vampire. Valerian offered to accompany Manes, Constans' son, on his quest for his father's killer in order to get a new ballad out of the quest. Although Manes permitted Valerian's company, he never fully warmed the the minstrel and ignored his advice.