The King of Baron once found an infant under a tree just outside Baron. As the infant reminded him of Cecilia, he named him Cecil, and raised Cecil to be a Dark Knight. He also wanted Kain to be raised as a Dark Knight, but he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps to become a Dragoon. The King eventually made Cecil the captain of the Red Wings due to his loyalty to the Crown. However, eventually Cagnazzo, the Archfiend of Water, secretly killed the king and became an impostor king.
Once Cagnazzo is defeated, Cecil can meet the true king, who reveals himself to be the Dark Knight, Odin. If Rydia has gone to the Feymarch, he will test her by battling her. If Rydia and the party win, Odin will answer her summons.
The King of Baron also makes an appearance in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years as the Eidolon Odin whom Cecil summons to assist him in battle against Ceodore, Rosa, Kain, Edward and Cid, but he later comes to his senses and acknowledges the party, as he soon turns on Cecil.
- It has been mentioned that the King of Baron was a Dark Knight during his lifetime.