Kauss Barows was the cousin of Salum Barows, as well as the husband of Falzrahm Falenas. Kauss was a high-ranking member of the House of Barows, but as a politician and a person overall, he was regarded by the people as weak and ineffectual. Kauss became caught in the succession struggle between his wife and her sister, Shahrewar, and died one of the many victims of Nether Gate assassins during the succession conflict between Falzrahm and her older sister.
Kauss sired two princesses through Falzrahm - Arshtat and Sialeeds. The eldest of Kauss' children, Arshtat, would take the throne following Falzrahm's unexpected death only three years after Kauss' assassination.