Tamren's master was killed by darkspawn and he himself fell sick with the Taint at Ostagar, but was cured by Elrain prior to the war council. The kennel master repaid Elrain by offering to bond Tamren to them, but the disaster at the Battle of Ostagar impeded this plan. Tamren escaped Ostagar and encountered Elrain again along the Imperial Highway on the road to Lothering. Tamren helped defeat a band of darkspawn and was taken in by Elrain and their party. Tamren remained unconditionally loyal to his master and was well-liked by his fellow companions, finding particular affinity for the Qunari, Sten.
Elrain - Master