Darell was the Mayor of Muse City and the father to Anabelle, his future successor. Around 430, Darell attacked the Highland Kingdom, which sparked the Highland-Jowston War. His inexperience in military warfare and politics resulted in devastating losses and casualties. This blunder would have all but obliterated the City-States, were it not for a hero by the name of Genkaku.
Darell soon became jealous of Genkaku and resented him for the rest of his life. This hatred culminated in his framing of Genkaku during a duel with Han Cunningham, when Darell secretly had Genkaku's sword coated in poison; Genkaku discovered this, and refused to fight. Darell thus exiled Genkaku for his apparent failure during the duel. The real truth about what had happened during the duel would not discovered until many years later.
Darell was also responsible for hiring thugs who assaulted the Highland royal entourage, which resulted in the rape of Queen Sara Blight and the conception of Princess Jillia Blight. Sara's rape by the thugs also traumatized Prince Luca Blight and was the catalyst for his eventual insanity.
Despite his momentous role in forming the conflict that would come to frame the Dunan Unification War, Darell passed away prior to the war's outbreak, his daughter Anabelle succeeding him as Mayor of Muse.