Though born into a lowly family, Darien soon rose to become a brilliant and efficient general. Sometime after defeating the Palatian Commander Soren - single handedly, Darien was asked by King Lawrence to obtain the medals of 100 Palatian officers. Darien completed this mission just as "The Chronicle of the Chosen" begins. He presents 200 Palatian medals to the king at a palace event. Lawrence, over come with jealousy, tried to kill Darien with a crossbow, but Kyle, a boy from our world and Darien's protector, warns Darien. Darien escapes the king's assassination plot by visiting the Old Judge's house, but quickly left there for other destinations. After his decisive victory at Kellen, Darien was forced to retreat to the Valley of the Rocks to face King Lawrence. Darien's forces were surrounded there, but were freed by a providential turn of events. Soon after, Darien set up camp in the Territory of Peace and gained support among the people of Marus. He saw through the plot of Baron Orkzy, who wanted to hire Darien and his man to deliver cannon parts to another county, but eventually agreed to help the Baron but with ulterior motives. Later, Darien was tricked by the enemy forces into abandoning the real battlefield, which led to King Lawrence's death. Darien mourned the loss of the king, and fulfilled his call by wearing the crown himself.
Darien was around age 25 during events of "The Chronicle of the Chosen." He had curly, dark hair and a slender, usually clean shaven face. He grew up as a farm boy. When he smiles it seems as though his teeth and eyes sparkle, according to Kyle. He has a jovial, friendly, and respectful personality. When Darien went the Old Judge's funeral, he had a full beard and mustache. His curly hair also had streaks of gray in it.
He was engaged to be married to Princess Michelle. He is the best friend of Prince George. His father was Torbin and his mother was Evelyn. He also has an unknown number of brothers. His personal military aid was Colonel Oliver.
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|“||Kyle: What are you going to do?!
Darien: What else can I do? I'm going to bed!
|“||Darien: The ways of the Unseen One [God] don't always line up with what we hope or expect.
|“||Darien: I'm in the hands of the Unseen One [God]. He will do with me whatever he will.
|“||Darien: He [Prince George] is my friend. I want him to know that these allegations are all lies.
Old Judge: If he's your friend, then he knows it all ready.
|“||Darien: Lift your cups my good friends of Kellen. Mayor, this is a day of celebration. The Palatians are defeated, and Kellen is free!
Mayor of Kellen: <raises a toast> To you Darien for your victory!
Darien: No, no, No, NO Mayor! May the Unseen One receive glory for our victory! To the Unseen One!
|“||Anna: But what if King Lawrence has you arrested — or you're killed?
Darien: Then we've all been terribly misled and the Unseen One didn't really choose me to be king.
|“||Darien: ...we are still friends; no matter what happens...
Prince George: Our friendship is secure, my brother. May the Unseen One [God] be our witness.
Darien: So be it.