Danarius is one of the powerful magisters of the Tevinter Imperium, with interests in experimentation with magic and lyrium. He treats his slaves brutally and resents any of his possessions which elude his grasp. Castellum Tenebris, which is deemed impenetrable, is the seat of House Danarius.
Danarius experimented with magic and lyrium and constantly pushed the boundaries of what lyrium could do. In his research, he stumbled upon an ancient treatise that described a process of embedding lyrium beneath the skin. The treatise's instructions were vague however, and Danarius spent years refining the technique. Once it was close to perfect, he started looking for a living subject among his slaves by offering a position as his personal bodyguard and offering a boon. Many slaves, elven and human, jumped at the chance, but the slave named Leto was eventually chosen, as Danarius was impressed with his iron resolve. After the pain of the ritual wiped the slave's memories, Danarius gave him the name of Fenris, his "little wolf."Fenris eventually escaped from Danarius, then killed his heirs.
Dragon Age II
During Bait and Switch in 9:31 Dragon, Hawke and Fenris can assault Danarius' Kirkwall estate in Hightown. The mansion is heavily guarded by demons, though it transpires that the magister has fled to Tevinter.
In 9:34 Dragon, Danarius dispatches Hadriana, his apprentice, to Kirkwall with a contingent of slavers to try and recapture Fenris. However, Hadriana and those sent with her are slain during Hawke and Fenris' attack on the Holding Caves. Before she is killed, Hadriana tells Fenris that he still has a living relative; his sister, Varania.
Finally, in 9:37 Dragon, Aveline informs Fenris that his sister has been spotted in Kirkwall. Fenris has Hawke accompany him to the Hanged Man, where Varania is staying. However, it is revealed that Varania is a mage, and has been accepted as Danarius' apprentice in exchange for helping re-capture her brother. Hawke can either surrender Fenris to Danarius, or aid their companion in killing the magister. In the latter option, Fenris grabs the exhausted Danarius by the throat after a fierce battle, and uses his lyrium power to kill him. As he does so, he tells Danarius "You are no longer my master!".If Hawke allows Fenris to be taken, they will receive a letter from Danarius, which includes payment, an account of Fenris's status, an offer to tour the Arcanist Hall in Minrathous should Hawke ever find themselves in the city as well as Danarius' thanks.
Dragon Age: Deception
- (To Hawke) " Do I detect a note of jealousy? It's not surprising. The lad is rather skilled, isn't he?"
- "You weren't always this way, Fenris. Once upon a time you had affection for me. I remember it fondly.
- Alone (conditional)
Promotional image of Danarius in Heroes of Dragon Age