|Relationships||The Empress (Spouse)|
|First Appearance||Fable: Edge of the World|
|Last Appearance||Fable: Edge of the World|
Serving as Emperor of Samarkand around the time that The Crawler invaded Albion, Zarak left his home on one of the many trading ships to meet an unkown king of a faraway land. He returned a year later with a new wife, the woman who would come to be known as the Empress.
Under her thrall, Zarak went utterly mad with desire. He hid himself from his own people, preferring to spend as much time as possible with his wife. When he was seen, Shan comments that he appeared dead inside. He quickly established himself as a dictator, forcing laws upon the people that seemed cruel for no apparent reason and erecting a massive wall around Zahadar, Samarkand's capital.
Shan further relates to the Hero of Brightwall that Zarak died shortly after he met his wife, who then came into power herself. When she took over, her cruelty made Zarak's harsh new decrees seem like a kindness by comparison.