Barak was the founder and first king of the nation Zealandia. He was raised as a blacksmith in Alkor by his adoptive father Borath. Borath trained him not only in blacksmithing, but also in the unarmed combat style of the Swiftish weapons masters.
Barak initially came to the Unnamed Haven seeking asylum following the events covered in "Zealandia RPG". He arrived with his companions Brian, Carol, Langdon, and Stein. Other than Barak, the companions were of soley military background, this was met with distrust and disdain from the towns and villages in the Unnamed Haven.