Tyranis is a noble of a Darnassian merchant family — House Malem. He had a keen interest in the arcane during his days among his fellow night elves. Tempted by the magic that he studied, and having been scorned by his comrades for his practices, Tyranis set off for the Desolace with his sister, Dalinda. He had heard that there were demons there which he could study. He was waylaid by warlocks, who shared his vision, and he ended up joining them instead.