Preston Varrick was the apprentice and subordinate of Oliver Thrace, acting as his lieutenant and fulfilling his place after Thrace had left for Hong Kong. As he was not very subtle in his interrogations and other criminal activities, the Inner Council was forced to remove him from his original position in London. Varrick was added to the project of infiltrating Asia and was assigned to Japan. He worked again together with Thrace, unhindered by the anti-western sentiments that plagued Hong Kong.
He operated under the cover of a British import company in 1993 and quickly inserted himself into the local drug trade and black markets. Despite his good start, however, his contacts are failing, Yakuza gangs began to threaten his domains and the hand of the Gaki behind this became ever more imminent. Alongside with Thrace's own fall from grace, he is in the position to control the Kindred population in one of the few Asian cities and the orders from Vienna state clearly that Tokyo has to be held at all costs. Varrick has began to suspect that his post is one form of exile and strives to keep tensions between the Tremere project and the native shen as low as possible.
- World of Darkness: Tokyo, p. 57-58