Dietrich has seen his share of chaos and destruction (and caused most of it) in the Flux state, as the second sibling of a low income family. The brothers took different paths, his brother settled down, had a dysfunctional marriage and a son who he treats with as much respect as his own well being, which is none at all. At some point he sent his son off to the Humanis Policlub, to reduce the number of mouths and to support his own self destructive habits. Dietritch refused to settle down however and started an anarchist punk-rock band called MESSERKAMPF! with all the benefits and drawbacks of the Anarchist rock lifestyle. His 15 minutes of fame came during the Night of Rage when young punks and anarchists fought, bled and died for him as he stood up to the anti-metahuman bigots, all at the behest of the Dragonslayer spirit that he follows. It still calls to him to this day, hoping for another good cause to fight for, another dragon to slay.
Dietrich is still rather well known amongst the anarchist community as a rabble rouser and his shamanic roots give him a degree of pull amongst the Flux State's talismongers. He is also quite familiar with the magic circles in Berlin and one of few that is actually aware of the secretive Black Lodge. If a shadowrunner wants to do some damage against "the man", Dietrich is the one to talk to.