Shrouded in mystery, Ariad has a deep knowledge of illusory magic, able to appear as anyone, or anything, that she wishes. She surrounds herself by arachnid minions, particularly arachyura. She also has the ability to transform herself into a massive spider form after partaking in an ancient ritual. While in this spider form, she calls herself Queen Ariad.
- Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) - Labyrinth of Ruin 
- Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) - Ariad Lieutenant Pack 
- Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) - Queen Ariad Lieutenant Pack 
- Runebound (Third Edition) - Caught in a Web Scenario Pack 
- Ariad bears many similarities to Arachne, the spider goddess from Zanaga. Both are depicted as giant spiders and both wished to bring eternal darkness to Mennara.