Dras Bull-neck was the eldest son of King Cherek Bear-shoulders of Aloria. He and his brothers went with Belgarath to retrieve the Orb of Aldur from Cthol Mishrak. He was very muscular, and almost 7 foot tall. However, to his own admission, he was not the brightest of men (however, that trait was not considered to have been passed down to modern generations of Drasnians). However, he was the heir apparent to Aloria and was almost vain due to his exalted status. Under Belgarath's orders, he established the Kingdom of Drasnia and made Boktor his nation's capital.