Like all Long Miners Councilor Dregan is boisterous and more than a little deranged. Dregan believes there is no problem that a raucous party can’t solve, and he’s devastated to the point of anger when visitors to Long Mine refuse his invitations to celebrate. Dregan is very protective of his only daughter, Layna, and he’s all too aware that she and Ricket have feelings for one another. (Like Ricket, Layna is obsessed with all things mechanical.) If Ricket truly wants to win Layna’s heart, he will have to prove himself to her father Dregan. In the Long Mine tradition, that means Ricket will one day have to drink Dregan under the table, a seemingly impossible feat.