Dillard disliked conflict, mostly for not being able to manage the stress. As a leader he was a weathercock, turning wherever the wind blew him.
Dillard was the most senior of the Grand Dukes and for this reason their unofficial leader. He survived Valarken's coup in 1386 DR. In 1479 DR, Dillard also survived the crisis the culminated in the resurrection of Bhaal.