Spikes was a high-ranking Maha'i slave belonging to the House of Araric in Darkcrest. He was born into slavery but achieved his high status by his success as a gladiator in the Araric arena.

He has a daughter, Farah, by his wife Labiba.

By order of the arena manager, Birkiss Pebbletoe, he assumed responsibility for Hajir al-Shams, restoring the child to health before training him in the arena. Spikes tutored and trained Hajir in arena combat and the pair won several gladiatorial matches together, fighting side-by-side. Hajir considers him as a father.

He was killed during a match in the arena.