Dilger Lashtail was a tough water rat that was a leader of a gang of about 24 other water rats. His name was Lashtail due to his whip-like tail, which he used in combat, similar to that of Cluny the Scourge. He challenged Syzran, who was scouting for new additions to his army, to a duel for trespassing in his territory, but it is more likely he wanted someone to beat up. Syzran prompted the dumb rat to challenge him, and Dilger's leg was chopped off. He pleaded for mercy, but Syzran toyed with him and eventually killed him. Syzran took the terrified water rats back to his camp, and they became part of Syzran's Horde, just like Bonesnap's band.