In the Wake of Legends
High Mage of Silverymoon
He is described as a tall, graybearded mage who appears grave and thoughtful most of the time, and who prefers to avoid confrontations – reaching decisions through consensus and smoothing over all that can be smoothed over. His nickname, “Thunderspell”, comes from the deadly battle-spells for which he became known in long ago magefair duels, and more recently in defense of Silverymoon.
Taern “Thunderspells” Hornblade is the High Mage of the city of Silverymoon, having succeeded Alustriel when she took the office of High Lady, and member of the Council of Twelve Peers. Before taking over the supreme office of the city he was the leader of the Spellguard.
Taern works hard at building friendships with folks great and unknown, to forge alliances of people who can call on one another’s aid when crises arise. He is also a longtime member of the Harpers. Taern has a rat familiar called Vesk.
In place of Alustriel, who has the roles of Lady Protectorate and High Lady, Hornblade sits as a Peer on the council of the Silver Marches for Silverymoon, though he follows Alustriel’s wishes whenever they are expressed.
Taern is tall and gray-bearded, a powerful evoker mage and a thoughtful and cautious man. He is nicknamed Thunderspells because of a more reckless youth in which he used his mastery of some formidable battle-spells in mage-duels. He is also in love with Alustriel.