Ablenkian was one of the Dragon riders, a group of beings with a unique talent for taming dragons. Ablenkian served along with his kin in the Zarosian Empire, riding the dragon Hekala, who he rode into many battles such as the Battle of Carrallangar.
When Zamorak betrayed Zaros, the small number of dragon riders were in an uneasy position. Some of them defected to Zamorak, but Ablenkian remained loyal to Zaros, nevertheless he was branded a traitor by the Zarosians. Ablenkian was eventually hunted down by a pack of ripper demons led by an indivual named Corveth.