Dread is the proprietor of the Jack of Blades, an underground bar frequented by followers of the Lord of Blades. In addition, he seems to be a relatively powerful underworld figure. Despite his imposing name and appearance, Dread possesses many social graces and is able to speak quite eloquently about his philosophies. Dread met Book and Aldo (under the persona of a warforged) and introduced Book to both the drug “D” and the philosophies of him and his allies. During this time he also revealed his interest in the murders of local warforged and his caution regarding the strange constructs the group encountered earlier that day.