Derk, in his Dark Lord Pigsty, is threatened by Mr. Chesney's accountant, Mr. Addis, with massive fines for not doing things on time. Derk simply doesn't care, believing he has nothing left to lose.
“Loss?” said Derk. “People? I’ve lost my wife and my son. I saw the griffin who was a son to me shot down by your soldiers. My human daughter and my griffin daughter are missing. And you talk to me of sixteen hundred tourists who aren’t even dead!”