Barek is a Darrian with dark hair, golden skin, a slight build, and the almost pointed ears, characteristic of native Darrians. Laris is commonly seen in a smoking jacket or bathrobe, holding or reading a highly-customized datapad.
Barek has spent his entire life in solitary research, with few real friends, and nothing to show for it other then his savings. His fame as a research scientist on Darrian has proven to be of little worth outside of the Confederation. Even though Darrians look at scientists as Solomani might a professional athlete, the rest of the Imperium does not share those views. He seeks to understand more of the universe by leaving Darrian and travelling by investing in the Wayfarer, and becoming a crewmember.
Unfortunately, without practical shipboard skills, his only option was taking on the role of steward. He understands that it is the only available position, but feels it is beneath his station to serve and clean up after passengers. He is never rude to them; he simply would rather spend time thinking about important matters. Barek can be quite forgetful about what he considers to be non-essential information (which are most things), and can be found wandering the halls muttering various outlandish theories to whoever is nearby.