Darkus is a powerful blackscale dragonborn who leads the Dragon Cult in Alivast. In the past, using his eloquence and charisma, Darkus approached the Oath-Iron Kobold clutch and offered to grant them the protection of a blue dragon named Krieghgaram. However, after convincing the elders and while the clutches forces were away from the nest, Krieghgaram, rather than offering protection, attacked and destroyed the Iron-Oath Kobolds, including the soldiers when they returned, save for one.
Darkus' goals were considered vague and previously unknowable, but it was discovered by Task and Tranquilisaint that Darkus seemingly plans to bring Innsdroc back from it's shattering and return chromatic dragon supremacy to the land.
Recently however, he has been seen dealing with a group of Green-Scale kobolds and another dragon. It was the red dragon Brimfang who revealed to Task his true position in Alivast once the Unexpectables apprehended him.
The sole survivor of the blue dragon massacre, Task has sworn to find and kill Darkus for the death of his clutch. When Darkus detected the bounty hunters Wolfgang and Liliya following him, he slew them, removing their eyes. He used their hawk companion to send the eyes and a letter intended for Task to The Sweet Dragon. The letter was taunting and reductive in tone, with implications he intends to launch an attack against Alivast, which he made good on by sending wyvern-mounted troops and a White Dragon to invade the city. However, this advancement was deflected by the Silver King, who was in Alivast on diplomatic business.
According to the young Red Dragon Brimfang, Darkus is the leader of the Dragon Cult. How he operates this organization and his involvement in events such as their occupation of Dragon's Take, their destruction of Lebreaus, and their trade deal with the United Clergy of Orun is currently unknown.
- Task is unconvinced that Darkus is the Dragonborn's true name, due to knowing that he is a deceiver. However, this appears to be the name he goes by when operating with his subordinates within the Dragon Cult.