Durnan is a retired adventurer who owns the Yawning Portal; a tavern and inn located in Atharavon.

Durnan is something of an enigma. Blessed with a seemingly limitless life span by treasures he brought back from his expedition to the Catacombs centuries ago, Durnan is as much a fixture in the taproom as the well.

Durnan is a man of few words. He expects to be paid for his time, and will offer insight and rumors only in return for hard cash.

"We know the odds and take our chances," he says, whether he is breaking up a card game that has turned violent or refusing the pleas of adventurers trapped at the bottom of the well who are unable to pay for a ride up.

Despite his stony heart, he is an excellent source of information about the Catacombs and other dungeons, provided one can pay his price.