The barbarian was proud and arrogant.
He prided himself on being raised in the North, and stated that he was immune to the pathetic civilized way of men.
Nanoc first lived in the harsh lands of northwest Faerûn.
— Nanoc the Barbarian
He met his fellow adventurers, Bondari and Tim Goldenhand in a tavern. The group foolishly decided to enter a cavern to the Underdark, and they encountered the mad wizard Iycanth's creations. The creatures quickly petrified the trio, turning them to stone.
After he was saved by Gorion's Ward, he may have decided to take a task to acquire a gauth's eye stalk with his companions. Either way, he boasted to the ward, and was eventually cut off from the conversation.
- "Nanoc" is Conan spelled backwards. This is a reference to Conan the Barbarian, a well-known fictional character that featured in some AD&D adventure modules.