Daran is a highly precocious child, with a keen intellect and a wisdom that is much greater than her 14 years. She has piercing blue eyes, short, blonde hair and is typically quiet and reserved. The young female half-elf is the apprentice blacksmith to Bordin Ruthek, the master smith in the village of Hawksbridge. She is considered by many to be something of a smithing prodigy and it takes a practiced eye to determine the difference between her worked steel and those of Master Bordin himself. She is particularly skilled in prepping and assisting in the arcane rituals for enchanting magical items and many feel her talents may extend even further beyond that.
Despite being an apprentice blacksmith, Daran has a small room at the Sleeping Wizard Inn, where she also works for Danae Amurren. She usually helps clean, do repairs, and sharpen the knives in the kitchen. Danae has adopted something of a protective, older sister-role toward the younger half-elf. Little is known about Daran’s real parents. Rumors say they live in Hawkstone, Merithalar, or even that they’ve died. If Bordin or Danae know anything, they aren’t telling.