Jark-El was born in the streets of Mournhold. He was poor and outcast, however he learned how to pickpocket there. His mother died during child birth and his father left after impregnating her. He was raised by an old beggar until he was 10, when the old man died. Jark-El has never forgotten the man and carries hid pendant everywhere he goes.
He learned the skills of a thief and assassin and now acts as a mercenary for hire skilled in both of these. He wears a red cloak and conceals one of his 2 daggers in this. His other is hidden in his boot. He hides studded leather armor and is a nimble duelist. His skills are often payed for by aristocrats and important people of morrowind.