Dirid was a member of the Carja tribe, and part of a Carja convoy traveling close to the Nora Sacred Lands. However, he absconded with the valuable merchandise the convoy was carrying to pay some personal debts.
The Nora brave Aloy had been asked by the Carja trader Lubavad to find the convoy, as they had left without the necessary ammunition to defend themselves against attack from Machines. After finding the convoy and helping defend it against such an attack, Marzavid, the leader of the convoy party, discovered that Dirid had stolen the merchandise. She tracked Dirid down to recover. Dirid was unrepentant, but was fatally wounded by a cloaked Stalker which shot him with its dart gun as he spoke to her. His last words were a prayer to the Sun, which the Carja worshiped, for forgiveness for what he had done.