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Donald Morgan was a warden of the White Council. He first appears in Storm Front.


Morgan was the Council's "guard dog" and Dresden's probation officer of sorts, assigned to make sure he didn't break any of the Laws of Magic, usually coming around when cast a spell.[1] He has consistently gone out of his way to instigate him. Dresden, however mentioned that Morgan was a good guy, but, like a worn-out cop, he had seen too much.(reference needed)

Donald Morgan's sword was the symbol of the authority given to him by the White Council.[1] This sword, created by Captain Luccio[2] could be imbued with magical energy to add metaphysical mass to the sword strokes of the wielder, or as a focus to deliberately undo any magical construct or enchantment they come in contact with, causing havoc with the concentration of enemy spell wielders.[3]

Morgan was a stickler for rules and for technicalities, and was particularly loyal to the Laws of Magic. He did not, however, question the White Council and its policies,[1] though he was willing to sacrifice his life for it. He was also its executioner.[1] He also was the apprentice of Anastasia Luccio, for whom he exhibited a love interest.[4]

Morgan was one of the deadliest evocators in the world and could do "quick and dirty" like few others could.[1]

Morgan knew earth-based evocations, as he was seen using both pincers of earth and a shockwave created by stomping the ground in Dead Beat.[3] He was an accomplished magical duelist, and Warden Luccio recognized him as being one of relatively few people qualified to take on Nicodemus Archleone in Harry Dresden's place. Morgan was even more capable in pitched battle, recognised as a war hero for his efforts in Proven Guilty, cutting down a Duke of the Red Court and two Counts who simply got between Morgan and the Red King's retinue[5]. This led to a commendation from Queen Titania of the Summer Court[6]. Other examples of his accomplishments include wiping out forty zombies with minimal effort inside a minute,[3] and luring a Naagloshii onto a government weapons testing site, and leaving it there to be nuked.(reference needed)

In the seriesEdit

Storm FrontEdit

Main article: Storm Front

In Storm Front, Morgan corners Dresden by Victor Sells' lakehouse accusing him of binding others to his will after Harry gave Toot-Toot a job in exchange for food. "I remind you that you are the Doom of Damocles. No further violations of the law will to be tolerated. Sentence to be carried out at once." Harry reminded him that the Fourth Law of Magic applies to mortals, not Faeries and Toot had a choice to accept Harry's deal. Harry considered to himself that Donald had the ability to rip the hearts out of Tommy Tomm and Jennifer Stanton in the case he was working on for the cops. Morgan accuses Harry of being the one who used magic to kill two people. When he later witnesses Harry in at Victors' estate, he rescues him and testifies for the White Council. With him as witness, the Doom of Damocles was lifted off Harry.[7]

Turn CoatEdit

Main article: Turn Coat

In Turn Coat,

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Storm Front, ch. 7
  2. White Night, ch. 22
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Dead Beat, ch. 40
  4. Turn Coat
  5. Proven Guilty, ch. 44
  6. Proven Guilty, ch. 45
  7. Storm Front, ch. 6–7

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