Warduke is a character from the AD&D series of toys and one of my favorites. The following text comes from the AD&D accessory called “The Shady Dragon Inn.”
WARDUKE wears a suit of half-chain anda black, winged helmet. His shield bears the sign of a demon’s head. He was an old friend of STRONGHEART. They were both paladins, but now the two are enemies. Both were exposed to the Heartstone, and WARDUKE’s cruel nature was brought out while STRONGHEART’s just nature became stronger.
WARDUKE is a friend of SKYLLA’s and wears a demonic device like hers. These two plan to overthrow Kellek once STRONGHEART and his allies are beaten. WARDUKE captured an evil Nightmare for his mount, and it frightens many of his enemies. WARDUKE especially hates STRONGHEART, who he feels wastes his time protecting the weak and helpless.
“A true fighter,” WARDUKE feels, “makes himself rich and powerful by the strength of his sword arm. He takes what he can — if you would keep your possessions, kill those who seek to take them.” He calls his sword “Nightwind.”