I just realized something horrifying behind Darrik's story. He's staying with the Akaelaes because he's not sure whether or not he can trust them with the location of his family. However, by the time of Darius Ch. 12 it's pretty obvious that he knows about the potential danger nearly all of his foxy friends are in and he still hasn't revealed the location of the hideout, despite being up against the clock. Does he really distrust Syrys that much?