(re: Derek Karlavegan??) I could be mistaken, but I think this Derek fellow was mentioned in the companion book but not in the actual manual. And, I think he comes up in the KQ Companion for earlier games (like KQ4?), which would indicate that he was used in the KQ Companion before KQ6 was written. But I’m also at work so I can’t look right now.
Also, I’m pretty sure the KQ6 manual was written by Jane Jensen, not Roberta.