Dapperdew, like his fellow orcs, was a fungal being, taller and broader than a human, engineered for war by the unscrupulous mushroom scientists. He was particularly fond of crafting and wielding axes, often destroying them in his enthusiasm. He was accompanied by a skeletal fungal-puppeted wolf named Princess.
Dapperdew regarded the Undermoon with suspicion and enmity, but revered the far-off Overmoon and (incorrectly?) believed his fellow member of the fellowship Odell Underwood to be an emissary of the better moon.