List of Forgotten Realms Characters - D - Danilo Thann - History

History

Danilo Thann was always considered the "young dandy" in the house of Thann - as such, even his mother and father never takes him seriously. Despite this reputation, Danilo has been trained by several bardic tutors around the world, one for each bardic tradition. He has also been secretly trained by his uncle, Khelben "Blackstaff" Arunsun.

To the public, Danilo is a novice mage who never seemed to have progressed past some parlor tricks to amuse the nobility - and well known for many unintentional magical mishaps. The truth of the matter, however, is he is an extremely capable wizard - enough to make Khelben consider him as his most promising apprentice. He maintains the facade as a court dandy as a means to let others underestimate his abilities - thus he hears more information, and becomes a greater agent/informant for the Harpers.

During the events of the Harper Assassin in the novel, Elfshadow, Danilo met the half-elven adventurer Arilyn Moonblade - inflicted by the unfortunate label of "assassin". Initially accepting the mission due to Arilyn's unsurpassed beauty - he soon grew more attached and involved in the events. He arranged to be kidnapped for his horses. The relationship that started as kidnapper (Arilyn) and captive (Danilo) soon fostered into true friendship, and later on, true love. It is also in this event that Danilo first met the rogue elf, and future enemy and friend, Elaith Craulnober.

Danilo was initially gifted the shared use of Arilyn's moonblade, but in the events following Silver Shadows - it was taken back by Arilyn, after realizing the gift would also curse Danilo to eternal servitude to the sword.

During the events of Elfsong, Danilo was forced to ally himself with his hated enemy, Elaith Craulnober - in order to answer a deadly riddle by the ancient green dragon, Grimnoshadrano. It is also here, that Danilo met and befriended Morgalla the Mirthful - one of those rare female dwarven bards, and Wyn Ashgrove, a powerful gold elven spellsinger who taught Danilo the sacred art of the Spellsong. The ragtag group, calling themselves Music and Mayhem, was from the very beginning a group with divided loyalties - split between Elaith's quest to reactivate his Moonblade, and Danilo's quest to save Waterdeep. However, in the very end, Elaith and Danilo worked together to finally defeat the deadly enchantment and saved Waterdeep from ruin.

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