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Pangolier minimap icon.png Donté Panlin, the Pangolier
The men and women that make up the Nivan Gallants live a life of swordplay, chandelier swinging, and tawdry romance. And while all adhere to their creed that "A life of adventure is the only life worth living," the exploits of Donté Panlin still manage to raise the eyebrows of even the most hedonistic of swordsmen.

There is no monster he won’t slay. No creature he won’t woo. No tyrant he won’t stand against. And no noble immune to his silver tongue.
Pangolier
Lore Pangolier.png
Associated with
Heroes:Leshrac minimap icon.png Leshrac
Lion minimap icon.png Lion
Ursa minimap icon.png Ursa
Bristleback minimap icon.png Bristleback
Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png Bounty Hunter
Disruptor minimap icon.png Disruptor
Enchantress minimap icon.png Enchantress
Medusa minimap icon.png Medusa
Dark Willow minimap icon.png Dark Willow
Factions:Nivan Gallants
Marrowfell Hunters
Places:Revtel
Qaldin
White Spire
Characters:Etienne Swiftguard
Sylak
Sorla Khan
Brass Herald

Donté Panlin is a swashbuckling, fun-loving rogue who relishes danger and adventure.[1] A member of the Nivan Gallants, he roams the world in search of righteous challenges, fighting tyrants, slaying monsters, while chiding nobles with his sharp wit.[2] Bound by a sense of honor, Donte avoids cruelty, unfair fights and picking on the young and disabled.[3][4][5] With humor and charm, Donte projects a stylish flamboyance, and admires others who do the same.[6] He has fought and won many a battle, and gained himself a following of fans.[7] Like those of his order, Donte is fond of wine and easy romance,[8] and possesses a strong sense of loyalty and camaraderie with his brothers.[9] Vanity is no small part of Donte's personality, and he regularly examines his appearance in the mirror.[10] He is right-handed.[11]

Early life[edit]

Donte Panlin was born to a noble family.[12] Like the others of his race, he is covered in scales, which were soft when he was young, and hardened over time.[13] His scales are desired as a valuable material, possibly for making armor.[14]

Honor and The Nivan Gallants[edit]

In his youth, Donte joined the Nivan Gallants, an order of hedonistic swordsmen devoted to adventure and fighting injustice. He was mentored by Etienne Swiftguard. As the Gallants battled King Sylak's pyromancers, Etienne was fatally wounded, and with the last of his energy, he gave Donte his musket.[15] Having become a full-fledged member of the Gallants, Donte lives by honor and anti-authority, shunning the biddings of kings and preferring the company of commoners.[16]

As expected of his order, Donte carries himself with chivalrous honor, forsaking needless cruelty whenever possible,[17] and stands against oppression and slavery.[18] He regards his fellow Gallants as brothers and sisters, and feel an duty-bound obligation to them.[19] At the same time, he shares a sense of friendly competition with his brothers, trying to outdo one another's feats.[20]

Adventures[edit]

In his adventures, Donte has fought tyrants and killed many demons.[21] He once sought to kill the mage Vorn, but Azwraith killed him before he got the chance.[22] Although he has no real interest in the conflict between the Ancients, he joined the battle nonetheless out of a desire for glory and adventure.[23]

Donte's journeys take him to all parts of the world. He has been as far as Revtel and Qaldin, seen the arts of the Marrowfell Hunters,[24] and once rolled into a pit of basilisks.[25] He accepts new quests, promising to help Medusa find her kidnapped sisters.[26]

Because of his brash ways, Donte has been named a criminal by many authorities, although he has never been caught.[27] Nevertheless, he feels that unjust laws were meant to be broken, and that his actions were justified.[28] Gondar, working for a mysterious figure called the Brass Herald, has been sent out to hunt him down.[29]

Hobbies and Activities[edit]

When he's not fighting, Donte appears to have an appreciation for fine cuisine.[30] With his keen sense of smell, he can distinguish the spices of distant lands.[31] He also has a taste of for fine wines, particularly the White Wine of Icewrack.[32] In his spare time, he also frequents the race tracks at White Spire.[33]

Donte is a womanizer, and has had relationships with dangerous women before.[34][35] He flirts openly with every female hero he meets,[36][37] and goes as far as to ask Razzil to make him a love potion.[38]

Relationships[edit]

Donte has known Mireska since her early days in Revtel, and remains concerned about her. Seeing her abandon her home for a life of theft and crime, he tries to talk her into taking a different path, and warns her that she is becoming just like her father, whom she hates.[39] When he hears that Gondar has been sent to capture Mireska, he tells him not to harm her and jeopardize her future.[40] Despite this, Mireska hates being lectured, and despises him for it.[41]

Finding allies among other righteous figures, Donte has worked with the likes of Aiushtha and Ursa in the past.[42][43] He has a gentle and diplomatic side, oftening acting as a middleman between two quarreling parties. For example, he advises Yurnero to apologize to Lanaya, his jilted lover,[44] and persuades Lina to reconcile her differences with Rylai, her younger sister.[45]

He has fought numerous challenges, including Sorla Khan of the Red Mist[46] and Sun Wukong, whom he pierced with his rapier by throwing it at him while he was transformed as a tree.[47] Rigwarl is one of Donte's most despised rivals, and he once sliced off his quills in the heat of battle, causing Rigwarl to flee.[48][49]

But not all of his rivalries boil down to simple brawls. Donte has a strong dislike for the evil and demonic, and vows to put down enemies like Rotund'jere for his role in causing mass suffering.[50][51] Even so, Donte appears merciful and willing to give second chances. He has run into Lion before, and warned him that if they should ever meet again, there would be consequences.[52]

Leshrac has a very personal history with Donte, and although details are unclear, he is one of his most hated foes. Long ago, Leshrac did something to a woman in Donte's life, and Donte has not forgiven him since.[53] At the time, Donte let Leshrac live, but made an oath to kill him in revenge the next time he saw him.[54]

Donte appears to have inadvertently insulted Disruptor when he lumped him in with the more violent Oglodi of the Red Mist, and is remorseful about it.[55][56]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Pangolier response: ▶️ One cannot goad me into a fight. It is the danger itself which draws me in.
  2. Pangolier biography.
  3. Pangolier response: ▶️ Regardless of true age, one should take no pleasure in killing the young.
  4. Pangolier response: ▶️ I have a soft spot in my heart for invalids. I'll make this quick, Ogre.
  5. Pangolier response: ▶️ I prefer a straight up fight to all this sneaking around, but sometimes victory does require a bit of subterfuge.
  6. Pangolier response: ▶️ Finally a man with a sense of style!
  7. Pangolier response: ▶️ I wouldn't want to let my fans down.
  8. Pangolier response: ▶️ Hold my wineskin.
  9. Pangolier response: ▶️ Should I fail, my brothers would never forgive me.
  10. Pangolier response: ▶️ I will miss my reflection.
  11. Pangolier response: ▶️ Maybe I should do them left-handed.
  12. Pangolier response: ▶️ I, too, know the burdens of noble birth, Mirana. And the allure to break away.
  13. Pangolier response: ▶️ You were making mischief before my plates even hardened.
  14. Pangolier response: ▶️ Much like your horn, many covet the natural gifts of my kind.
  15. Etienne's Revenge description.
  16. Pangolier response: ▶️ You see: that is why I rarely do the bidding of kings. Give me a rabble of commonfolk anyday.
  17. Pangolier response: ▶️ Cruelty for the sake of it... I do not approve.
  18. Pangolier response: ▶️ To compel another into service is to deny the very breath of life.
  19. Pangolier response: ▶️ Should I fail, my brothers would never forgive me.
  20. Pangolier response: ▶️ Let's see my brothers best that!
  21. Pangolier response: ▶️ Of all the demons I've killed, you're certainly the tallest.
  22. Pangolier response: ▶️ You got to Vorn before I had my chance, Azwraith. But in light of your current situation, I cannot say the grudge has held.
  23. Pangolier response: ▶️ To be honest, this whole Ancients business is not for me. But I couldn't very well let another sieze the glory.
  24. Pangolier response: ▶️ I've seen how the Marrowfell Hunters fight... hopfully you can match their ferocity.
  25. Pangolier response: ▶️ That was nothing. You should have seen the time I rolled into a pit of basilisks.
  26. Pangolier response: ▶️ When this is over, Medusa, I will help you on your quest. I can do no less.
  27. Pangolier response: ▶️ I was once a wanted man, Slark. But of course I never saw the inside of a cell. They would have had to catch me!
  28. Pangolier response: ▶️ I, too, have been named criminal, Slark. Many times. Unjust laws were made to be broken.
  29. Pangolier response: ▶️ I hope the Brass Herald paid you enough to die.
  30. Pangolier response: ▶️ I will not soon forget the cuisine in your lovely homeland.
  31. Pangolier response: ▶️ I thought I smelled the spices of your lands, Riki.
  32. Pangolier response: ▶️ I am certain you're decent at your craft, but few things can compare to the White Wine of Icewrack.
  33. Pangolier response: ▶️ Be careful betting on the Courier Races... Gondar does not play fair.
  34. Pangolier response: ▶️ Were adventure not my mistress, we might have had a chance.
  35. Pangolier response: ▶️ I know a thing or two about dangerous paramours... trust me my friend, the sooner you apologize to Lanaya, the safer you will be.
  36. Pangolier response: ▶️ The Desert of Misrule is a lonely place to live... perhaps when the battle is over you'd like some company? Hm?
  37. Pangolier response: ▶️ Forget the secrets of the universe, Lanaya. I can share with you the secrets of happiness.
  38. Pangolier response: ▶️ So can you make any good potions? Hm? You know the kind I mean...
  39. Pangolier response: ▶️ There's good in you, Mireska. You don't have to be a miscreant. You can be a hero!
  40. Pangolier response: ▶️ Mireska could have a future... don't take it from her.
  41. Dark Willow response: ▶️ Donte always said things would catch up with me... god I hate that little runt.
  42. Pangolier response: ▶️ Enchantress... Again we find our causes to be in alignment.
  43. Pangolier response: ▶️ Together again, eh Ursa?
  44. Pangolier response: ▶️ I know a thing or two about dangerous paramours... trust me my friend, the sooner you apologize to Lanaya, the safer you will be.
  45. Pangolier response: ▶️ Listen. I talked to Lina, and I think she might be willing to make amends.
  46. Pangolier response: ▶️ After fighting Sorla Khan, you are a sorry disappointment…
  47. The Dueling Fates Trailer.
  48. Pangolier response: ▶️ You can't run away from me again, swine!
  49. Dark Willow response: ▶️ You know what I love about you? Donte hates you.
  50. Pangolier response: ▶️ Your time will come, Necrophos. I'll see to it.
  51. Pangolier response: ▶️ For those fallen in your wake, I strike you down!
  52. Pangolier response: ▶️ I told you, Lion. If we met again there would be consequences.
  53. Pangolier response: ▶️ That was for her…
  54. Pangolier response: ▶️ I let you live before, Leshrac. But forgiveness will not come easily.
  55. Pangolier response: ▶️ I apologize for lumping you in with the Red Mist Horde... you're nothing like Sorla Khan.
  56. Pangolier response: ▶️ Tell me you're not still upset, Disruptor. I truly meant no disrespect.