The Last Empire
Dornatha the Learned
All Bards’ training originates from the apprentices of Dornatha the Learned, the court wizard of the Duke of Kels. She trained jesters for the other courts who acted as agents and spies for the Duke. While bards are masters of deception and often have their own agenda they remain loyal to New Kels.
Dornatha lived an uncommonly long life of 120 years, 20 after the fall of the empire in Harsell, then disappeared. No one actually believes that she still lives…