Dragonlance Novels (Weis and Hickman)
Tanis (Tanthalas in Elven) was born to an Elven mother and human father. He was raised by the elves, but regularly felt alone and unwelcome, despite his love for Lauralanthalasa. Tanis was forced out of Qualinesti due to his relationship with Laurana and he headed to the town of Solace where he befriended Flint Fireforge.
While living in Solace, Tanis became friends with the siblings, Raistlin, Caramon, and Kitiara, their friend, Sturm, and the Kender, Tasslehoff. They went on numerous adventures together, leading to a meeting of the group at the Inn of the Last Home at what became the beginning of the War of the Lance.
Tanis played a vital role in the war. Initially, he led the group of friends as they discovered the return of the dragons to Krynn. In little time though, he became important due to the fact his one-time lover, Kitiara, was a leader of the blue dragon armies. Many tribulations later, Tanis was ultimately successful. Tanis was granted Knight of the Rose status among many other rewards and married Laurana.