|The information in this article comes from New Adventures on Barsoom and is not written by Edgar Rice Burroughs.|
Farr Larvis was a general in the service of Helium, he was well respected before his disappearance. He and his soldiers were sent to fight on the outskirts of the city, they persued the enemies on their thoats and were not seen from again, weeks was spent searching for him them.
They won their battle against the Tharks, but he would not return to Helium, as he and his troops were abducted by the enigmatic Metal Men, by the time John Carter joined them in their captivity only Farr Larvis and two men remained. The rest being converted into Metal Men