Volanaro is an altmer nightblade and evoker of the Mages Guild in Bruma. He and his good friend J'skar greatly enjoy playing pranks on the guild head Jeanne Frasoric who is not particularly good at magic.
The latest of their pranks has everyone thinking J'skar's disappeared possibly due to a spell backfiring and for the Bruma recommendation the player must find him. Volanaro will eventually give in after some persuasion but not until they have Jeanne's Manual of Spellcraft for some new prank ideas.
He has a strong dislike for Bruma and for Jeanne who's "managed to butter up the right people just enough to keep her position". Volanaro also expresses disappointment in Selena Orania for not taking part in their pranks. When the Bruma guild is attacked by necromancers Volanaro is the last to die. His death was witnessed by J'skar who was the only survivor:
"He killed them, one by one. Volanaro was last, I think. He was trying to run away, but he didn't make it, did he? The King of Worms stood over him, right before he died, and he... well, it looked like he sucked out Volanaro's soul!"
In Morrowind an altmer nightblade named Volanaro acts as a guard in the Dunirai Caverns.