Virtus was an immensely powerful Zarosian of the Second Age dedicated to the art of magic. He was a master of all the types of magic and drained so much power from a rift that appeared on the Lumbridge swamps that he drew the attention of Zaros himself, who sent Nex to investigate. Nex was impressed by his power and recruited him to her army. He was recognised for the many he saved, while his enchantments protected an ever greater number of individuals. He never fell in battle and died as an old and respected man. The Virtus armour's appearance is based on the design of his armour.
|“||Virtus was attuned to magic from a young age, and he taught himself to siphon from a magical rift in the swamps of Lumbridge. The volume of magic he took from the area was immense, drawing unwittingly from a world that was connected to Gielinor. The transfer of magic drew the attention of Zaros, and Nex was sent to investigate, where she was quick to recognise the young man's potential. In Nex's service, Virtus did not use his magic solely for combat, he mastered all arts. Teleporting anyone who was willing, just by picturing them in his mind. He was recognised for the many he saved, while his enchantments protected even greater numbers.||”|
- "Virtus" is Latin for manliness, strength, vigour and bravery..