At 12 years old, Dagorad inherited the throne when his father unexpectedly died at 30, possibly from his depraved lifestyle. Many of Cintra's neighbors, and even distant kingdoms like Kovir, thought the young king would continue his father's life of debauchery, believing the apple didn't fall far from the tree. However, Dagorad couldn't be any more different from his father: he was modest, thoughtful, an intelligent politician, and a loving husband and father.
Despite this, he had to fight to regain every foothold he could get. When he took over, many of his father's corrupt favorites remained in court, believing Dagorad was naive and they could wrap the young king around their finger or, push come to shove, they'd just deal with him. However, they learned too late they'd underestimated Dagorad, who acted quickly and, having the support of many subjects including the army, killed off all the corrupt officials in Cintra's court.
The only thing Dagorad had in common with his father was his love of hunting. Unfortunately, one day he went hunting with some minor injuries but neglected them and ended up dying from a blood infection at 34 years old.
- He is the first Cintrian king to not have his name begin with a "C". This is because his father spent so much time drunk, his mother named him Dagorad (a variation of his great-grandfather's name, Dagread) and by the time Corbett noticed, it was too late to change it.