Tel Varon worked for the Justice Department on Earth, and was assigned to defend Blake for his second trial. It was not until Blake was awaiting deportation that Varon finally acknowledged that a deliberate miscarriage of justice had taken place, through a remark by Ven Glynd about the tunnels in which the massacre took place despite Varon not having mentioned these. He went to the Public Records Centre to discover how three children had been treated to believe Blake attacked them, and had to bribe the duty officer since his Priority-3 clearance was not high enough. He then set out with Maja (presumably his wife) to gather film evidence of the massacre, but they were both killed by troopers under Dev Tarrant before a holding order for Blake could be secured.

Varon told Maja that he had once been outside the city, but hadn't much cared for the experience.