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Title Margrave
Gender Male
Race Aranakk
Affiliation(s) House of Eyes
Occupation Leader of the House of Eyes
Status Deceased
Student(s) Draka

Margrave Akarek was the leader of the House of Eyes, one of the five Necrolord houses of Maldraxxus.

Before the fall of his House, the margrave sent Baroness Vashj to investigate suspicious behavior in the House of Rituals.[1] Following the mysterious destruction of the House of Plagues, Akarek suspected that Maldraxxus' purpose was in peril, and sent his protégé Draka to deliver a vital message to Margrave Krexus of the House of the Chosen. Shortly after Draka departed, the house's necropolis exploded, taking Akarek with it. Draka eventually reached Margrave Krexus and delivered her lord's final message, which stated "I offer the key to saving Maldraxxus". Krexus and Draka both realized that Draka was the key in question, meaning that Akarek had suspected that his demise was imminent, and had sent Draka to relative safety and to Krexus's side. That day, Draka joined the House of the Chosen.[2]

The House of Eyes still struggles to persist through Akarek's demise.[3][4]

Notes and trivia

  • Akarek, being a spider-man that collects information and was a master of deception as the spymaster of Maldraxxus, may be derived from the parallel motifs of trickster, deceptive spider deities who are also associated with collecting knowledge and stories, like the Akan Anansi and the Lakota Iktomi.
  • In Afterlives, Akarek was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.