Tannic was part of an expedition from Khazak-Ur to explore the Et’tir Mountains. He was captured by a band of slavers and set to work in a human-run mine. He escaped that mine and fled to the forests surrounding the mountains. There he was found by Lenoria, Rhain Ortha, and company. They gave him money, shaved his head to help keep him from being marked as a slave, and let him travel with them to Imth. From the city gates, they parted ways.