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Duulket Ariakas, was a warrior and evil magic user who became the first Red Dragon Highlord and Commander of the Dragonarmies of Takhisis in the War of the Lance. A physically huge and imposing man, he commanded respect and ruled through fear. Ariakas was first contacted by the Dark Queen's servants while he is a renowned mercenary. His attacks helped to conquer a good deal of Ansalon. He later took the titles of Dragon Emperor and Emperor of Ansalon (and wore the Crown of Power). At a meeting of all the Highlords, Tanis Half-Elven, aided by Raistlin Majere, killed Ariakas. His heir, Ariakan, was the product of a romance between Ariakas and the goddess Zeboim.
- Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Jamie Chambers (2004). War of the Lance. Sovereign Press. ISBN 193156714X.
- Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman (1985). Dragons of Spring Dawning. TSR. ISBN 0-88038-175-2.