Danny North was the greatest gatefather known to have existed, according to Wad (also called Loki, or the "Gate Thief" as he was often referred to by the mages on Mittlegard). Danny was the first gatemage to survive while maintaining his gates in his hearthorde in fourteen centuries. Born into the ancient Norse (North) family in Virginia to the most powerful mages in the family, Alf and Gerd (machine-mage and lightmage respectively), Danny grew up under hopeful eyes that watched for signs of a great mage. After years without evidence of magical power, Danny began to be labeled drekka. After realizing he had been making gates (two dozen, in fact) around the family compound without his own knowledge, he was forced to run from home at age thirteen and try to make his way in the drowther world. Not long after, Danny would open the first Great Gate between Westil and Mittlegard in fourteen centuries bringing about more than one kind of war to the worlds.