There’s plenty of information around about The Cult of the Dragon in the D&D Forgotten Realms campaign setting. As the Realms Wiki summarises:
The Cult of the Dragon venerated dragons, evil dragons in particular, and specifically dead evil dragons.
However, I can’t find any sources to help me understand how the dragons might feel about this. Cultists come to them and offer them servitude and treasure in exchange for the dragon’s favour, which is fine. But most dragons are not stupid, and you’d imagine they’d be well aware of the cultist’s aims which is to turn them into Dracoliches.
Certainly, in older editions of D&D, the process of becoming a Dracolich involved ritual suicide, which isn’t something you’d have thought dragons would be particularly keen on.
So in general terms, how do dragons feel about encounters with the cult? Is it possible they might be hostile toward the cults’ entreaties? Or do these relationships tend more to develop into games of manipulation and counter-manipulation?