For a long time, Brickers was a friend and admirer of Belwar Dissengulp. Once, circa 1338 DR, he served in a mining expedition with Belwar and Belwar's new friend, the drow Drizzt Do'Urden. His meeting with Drizzt changed Brickers' mind about outsiders. From that time on, he helped to improve relations with surface dwellers, even inviting some visiting shield dwarves to join mining expeditions.
Brickers was one of the most senior burrow wardens active in 1370 DR.
At first, Brickers was very close-minded, always suspecting the worst of outsiders. After he met Drizzt, he become more open.