Elias Duana is the son of Padraic Duana and Edora Duana, and the brother of Danica Duana. At the start of Reckoning, he is a distiller in Knoll Creek, working with his father. His mother passed when he was 12, and his sister is currently attending Academy with the goal of becoming a White Habit, or doctor.

He is one of the primary characters throughout the entirety of The Empyrean Chronicle.