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""There is at least one historian recording my activities," Tarnum interrupted the uncomfortable silence that fell at the end of his tale. "Probably more.""

The Historian is the name given to the narrator in Heroes Chronicles. The name is never used in the game itself, and is likely taken from a comment by Tarnum in the Glory of Days Past campaign in Heroes of Might and Magic IV (given above). He is voiced by Dan Woren, who also voices Tarnum in Heroes IV.

The Historian chronicles Tarnum's deeds from his days as a young farmer and slave in the Wasteland, to his failure to stop Kilgor from gaining the Sword of Frost, which the barbarian king used in a duel with Gelu that destroyed the world.

Very little is known about the Historian. In the Old Wounds scenario in Conquest of the Underworld, where Mensor learns that Tarnum once was the Barbarian Tyrant, he says that "my ancestor was one of the first to learn his secret", revealing that the Historian is a descendant of Mensor. And in the Masters of the Elements scenario in Masters of the Elements, he says that "Tarnum returned to our world", so it's clear that the Historian also lives or lived in Enroth. Whether he escaped through the portal into Axeoth after the Reckoning is not known.

The Heroes Chronicles series
Warlords of the Wasteland · Conquest of the Underworld · Masters of the Elements · Clash of the Dragons · The World Tree · The Fiery Moon · Revolt of the Beastmasters · The Sword of Frost
Recurring CharactersTarnum · The Historian · The Ancestors
Warlords of the WastelandJarg the Conqueror · Hardac · Yalla · Kurl · Tordac · Bloodclub · Derg · Rabak · Rion Gryphonheart
Conquest of the UnderworldAllison Gryphonheart · Duke Deezelisk · Mensor · Jorm · Norvan · Trynn · The Boatman
Masters of the ElementsGavin Magnus · Barsolar · Hemoross · Reamus · Ponific · Acwalandar · Gralkor the Cruel · Pyrannaste · Shalwend · The First
Clash of the DragonsMutare · Valita · Kurbon · Aspen · Eldrich Parson · Waerjak · Adrienne · Sorsha · Nicolas Gryphonheart · Dragontalker · Gelu
The World Tree/The Fiery MoonVorr the Insane · Grumba · Skizzik · Xyron · King Targor · Nilidon · Wern · Addar
Revolt of the BeastmastersNiven Gryphonheart · Droglo · Mad King Gryphonheart · Brellick · Adamina · Lord Onsten · Baron Paglon · Earl Rambert
The Sword of FrostGelu · Ufretin · Vol · Larn · Neez · Zarm · Kilkik · Trongar · Zallisa · Numas · Jinara - Kija
Relevant terms
Antagarich · Armageddon's Blade · AvLee · Blackdome · Bracada · Bracaduun · Elemental Planes · Erathia · Hall of Judgement · Krewlod · Nighon · Paradise · Quei bird · Sparkling Bridge · Steelhorn · Tatalia · The Fiery Moon · The Sword of Frost · The Underworld · Vial of Dragon Blood · Volee · Wallpeaks · The World Tree
Related games
Heroes of Might and Magic III · Heroes of Might and Magic IV