Baran was a Human Northron who had lived in Dale, one the capital cities of Rhovanion. Married to Mara, Baran was the father of Ianne, Alma, Darren, and Winna. He was also the younger brother of Mikla (who was married to Stan) and Mika Milovana (who was married to Lord Girion). While wandering the streets with Darren and Winna, he witnessed the arrivial of Smaug the Terrible who had come to claim Erebor. During the chaos, Baran suddenly lost his kids until they were rescued by Mikla and Stan. Baran tried to find his wife but was killed by the flames.
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (First appearance)