Being bored, Derlaunt was trying to animate one of the many Statues-That-Walk surrounding Gheldaneth. However the ritual he had cast backfired and instead animated all the statues and Derlaunt needed to fix the problem.
Derlaunt fought all his life to obtain the power he desired but obtained it only when he was too old to enjoy it.
Derlaunt was a very irritable old individual. He considered himself above all people save a few Mulhorandi nobles.