Merak was a Human male from the planet Hargeeva who joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War.


When the planet's rich mineral deposits, including coralline and ostrine, were discovered by the Galactic Empire, they subjugated the world, installing a garrison and advanced refineries. Along with his friend Stevan Makintay, Merak joined the Rebellion until he was killed during the first Rebel uprising in Arginall City, the planet's capital.