Holding the rank of Sergeant, he served as one of King Haarald VII's personal bodyguards. According to the king's usual schedule, Haarpar was on duty on Thursdays; Merlin Athrawes's knowledge of that fact when he first met the king startled everyone, including Haarpar.
Haarpar later accompanied the king aboard the galley HMS Royal Charis, and was killed during a boarding action in the Battle of Darcos Sound. On Cayleb II's orders, his body lay in state next to that of the dead king in Tellesberg Cathedral. (OAR)