Taran Gunnarson was a Norwegian Master Templar acting on behalf of the Dane-Norwegian Rite of the Templar Order. He was the son of a Templar that lived in the city of Christiania, Norway; the latter was also the sister of the soon-to-be bishop of Trondheim: Johan Ernst Gunnerus – making Taran the bishop's nephew. At some point he allied himself with Enok Jytte and Olga Kosygina, whom helped him with the kill of the Assassin leading Trondheim: Ulrikke Olavsdatter.
The Bloody Baron
Taran at to become a Master Templar
Early life 
Born to Henrik and Johanna Gunnarson (née Gunnerus), Taran was raised under the roof of a married couple that lived their life to its fullest. His parents were lawfully wedded, so it was mere deduction – and law – that Johanna had taken the name of Gunnarson and removed her own. Taran was therefore born with the name Gunnarson.
Taran's father was a merchant that often crossed the seas of Skagerrak
- Taran is a masculine form of the female name Tarana, meaning "song" or "music" in Persian.
- Gunnarson is a patronymic surname of Scandinavian origins meaning "son of Gunnar".