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"I am but a piece in a large game. The Grand Master have big plans, so don't disappoint her. Save Olga."
―Taran in a letter to Enok Jytte, 1785

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.

Taran Gunnarson
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The Bloody Baron
Taran at to become a Master Templar
Biographical information

December 1744
Christiania, Denmark–Norway


April 1785
(aged 40)
Kristiansand, Denmark–Norway

Political information


Real-world information
Appears in

Assassin's Creed: Templar
Assassin's Creed: Changes (mentioned)


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

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Trivia []

  • 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".