The barbarian-turned-pirate Crag hack was born under another name in the Free City of Eridan Crossing, on the border between the Stag Duchy and the Elven kingdom of Irollan, around 512 YSD. When he was 15, Crag enrolled in a company of mercenaries and participated in many small territorial conflicts in the Empire and the Free Cites.
There were several Orcs amount the mercenaries, and Crag soon befriended them, finding the frank, direct ways of the Orcs to his liking. Crag soon became famous for his fearlessness and ferocity in battle, and imperial soldiers started to brand him as a barbarian, more Orc than man . This was meant as an insult, but proved good for the sellsword business.
In 548 YSH, at the end of the Elven War, the Orcs decided to journey south and join their brethren in the Pao Islands. They invited Crag to accompany them on their voyage. Having no family left and no war to wage in the Holy Empire, Crag accepted the offer. For almost 4 years Crag lived with the Orcs, taking part in several tribal wars.
Eventually Crag left the Orcs and returned to his mercenary ways, this time as a privateer for the merchant guild of the Free Cites. During one of these expeditions, Crag Hack captured an Elven frigate and rechristened it “Revenge”. Seizing any opportunity for profit, Crag rapidly became more pirate than corsair.
In 557 YSD, Crag notably sacked the city of Bayworth, on the western coast of the Holy Empire, and humiliated its ruler, Baron Rufus. From that point on, Crag Hack was known as a notorious pirate and a sworn enemy of the Holy Empire.
Duel of ChampionsEdit
Some of his treasure was stolen by some orcs. Despite those orcs having wandered deep into the territory of the Holy Falcon Empire, Crag nevertheless went into a forest, where he mistook Vein and his group to be the thieves, who were shocked pirates were attacking. After the battle, Crag admitted his purpose and went away.
Might and Magic XEdit
Crag is the father of Jon Morgan, admitting that his son was the result of a liaison with an Jon's mother that he never intended, although he does regret being seperated from his son; even more so, he regrets never seeing his granddaughter. Jon at first sends the heroes to the Crag to forge an alliance with the notorious pirate king, and the heroes are at first surprised to learn that Hack is still alive; people are forgetting about him more and more by the day. Crag says that because he insulted an undead wizard, he is dying from the Curse of the Void.
Crag approves the alliance, and his aid asks you to find a doctor who can undo the curse. Sadly, after doing this and finding the ingredients for a cure, it fails to work, and the doctor says that not only will the curse kill him, it may make everyone forget that Hack ever even existed.
But Crag gets the last laugh on the sorcerer, because when Markus Wolf kidnaps his granddaughter, he is persuaded to join the heroes, and then seperates from them to confront Erebos alone. While he loses his life in the battle, he does so on his own terms, and a wound he inflicts upon the Master of Assassins forces the villain to shed his disguise and makes him vulnerable. Not only is Crag Hack remembered by the inhabitants of the Peninsula, he is remembered as a hero.
Queen Isabel's regimeEdit
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He is briefly mentioned by Isabel.
Pirates of the Savage SeaEdit
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- The Fortunes of Captain Hack: Crag's task in order to find out the reason of the storms jeopardizing the Savage Islands. Later, he realises that all this is Himiko's work. After defeat the Thunderbird.
- The King of the Savage Sea: Crag become the Pirate King after he got the Skull Ring. Crag prevents the eruption of the volcano, and him eyewitness will be for Himiko's death.
Shades of DarknessEdit
Second Necropolis CampaignEdit
- The Pall of a Past World: Crag Hack's ghost appears after Vein found the secret place of pirate treasures. Relates that he is result of the Sandro's curse yet on this world, and may rest in peace finally if Vein defeat the guards of the treasure.
Duel of ChampionsEdit
- Main article: Crag Hack (card)
Crag Hack appears as a hero card. He is the leader of the Stronghold faction.
- A Pirate in the Woods: Crag Hack encounters Vein and battles his group.
- Darkwood Forest: Crag meets up with the group after the battle, stating he was just looking for treasure that some of the orc raiders stole from him.
Might and Magic XEdit
Crag is one of the NPCs in the main arc, he suffers from reverted amnesia. Hireling (npcID:50). Crag is a treasure hunter and he will increase the chance to find enchanted equipment by 15% and the amount of gold by 10%.
Crag Hack appears in Might & Magic: Heroes VI add-on, Pirates of the Savage Sea. He later appears in Shades of Darkness, Might & Magic: Duel of Champions and in Might & Magic X: Legacy. Crag Hack is also mentioned in Heroes of Might and Magic V.