Dirk Dankill was born during the Dwarven occupation of Danasia. He did not fit very well into Dwarvish society, did not believe in the old ways of Bushido for his heart called for an inner passion and rage whenever in combat, as opposed to the calm calculating methods of his kin. His inner rage took him far away from the land of his birth and drove him to his peoples ancient homeland, the Scara Mountains. During this time, Dirk Dankil was a companion of Aragoth Hellslay and Liadon. The three were together on many adventures and were even responsible for the death of several hero-deities, including Valotha the Venomous. At some point he received the Spark of Rage and in order to protect those he cared about, he retreated from society.
Dirk the Berserk was last seen tracking a giant spider called the "Spawn of Valotha" through the silent realm of Cania.