Daran had silver hair and was over a hundred years old. He was happy to speak and trade with newcomers to the town of Phandalin, and sometimes offered them a place to stay in his apple orchard.
He owned a small cottage close by to his orchard.
In his earlier years, Edermath was an active agent of the Order of the Gauntlet, quelling evil throughout the Dragon Coast. Circa 1491 DR, Daran managed the Edermath Orchard, though he still kept watch for evildoers in the region.
In 1491 DR, the retired half-elf became increasingly worried about the havoc the Redbrands were causing in Phandalin. Anyone who spoke out or acted against them would be killed, and their family kidnapped. Daran wished that a group of adventurers would rise up and sever the head of the bandit organization by killing its leader, Glasstaff. He would tell willing adventurers that the bandits' safe house was under Tresendar Manor, and that they spent much time at the Sleeping Giant tavern.