Who are the characters depicted on the cover of the Dragonlance Adventures hardcover?

The painting was done by Jeff Easley, and I'm pretty sure it's depicting Tanis taking the crown from Emperor Ariakas. But who is the undead guy in the back? I think it might be Lord Soth, but I don't think I've ever seen him depicted without his trademark bucket helmet.

Dragonlance Adventures

  • \$\begingroup\$ The undead is not Lord Soth, it's some lich for sure, but I couldn't find which. Might even be reference to other AD&D campaign, e.g. a lich from Forgotten Realms, but really can't say for sure. \$\endgroup\$ – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Mar 3 '19 at 15:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ A lich with a sword? Not saying it's impossible, but I can't think of an example in 1st. ed. anyway. I always assumed it was Soth. \$\endgroup\$ – ucbpaladin Nov 16 '19 at 17:37

It's Tanis holding the crown (of command i believe?) Lord Soth behind, who was sent by Kitiara to try and get it before Tanis, and Lord Ariakas on the floor.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I kinda figured it must be Soth, but I only have a vague recollection of the plot of the book, and Soth is usually depicted so differently. \$\endgroup\$ – fiend Feb 5 '19 at 14:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ The crown of command? Really? Like from Talisman? \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Feb 5 '19 at 14:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ Hi, welcome to the site! Thank you for taking the time to help others. You certainly seem to know what you’re talking about, but we do prefer that answers back up their claims. Basically, people who don’t know the answer to the question should be able to judge how likely it is that this answer is correct—and since I know nothing about Dragonlance, I don’t know any of these characters or if they are the ones depicted here. \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Feb 5 '19 at 14:46
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  • \$\begingroup\$ This answer is most likely wrong and lacking any reference, it should be only a comment. \$\endgroup\$ – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Mar 3 '19 at 15:18

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