Dirk is Lloyd's adopted father. Dirk found the infant Lloyd and his mother, Anna Irving, in the Iselia Forest. Anna, on the verge of death, told him how they ended up there and asked Dirk to raise her son as his own. Dirk accepted the task. As Lloyd grew older, Dirk began teaching him dwarven crafting techniques. He also made Lloyd believe that Anna died in an accident, and not by Desians.