Varsil created it in order to end the famine of D'ni (read: Garternay?) succeeding where other scribes before him had failed, perfecting the Art, all this thanks to the loyalty of his apprentice Atak. He named the Age after the duahger of King Clevis, princess Dania whom he desired.
For his service, Varsil asked for Dania's hand for reward. The King angrily refused. Varsil wished to avenge his people by destroying his works, including the Age.