Salum Barows appear in Suikoden V.
Salum Barows is the head of the Barows family. He is one of the two powerful Senator in the Queendom of Falena. He have a wife and four children, his first child and the eldest son is Hiram Barows, who was killed by the Nether Gate. His second child and the eldest daughter died on an illness. His third child and the youngest son is Euram Barows, who was dandy and unintelligent. Lastly, his fourth child and the youngest daughter is Luserina Barows, who was beautiful and intelligent. After the death of Hiram, Salum's wife locked herself on her room fearing for her life.
He feared that the Godwins influence could become to powerful because two of the Godwin men is both married to Queen Olhazeta Falenas and the crown Princess Shahrewar Falenas. In order to avoid it, he pushed Falzrahm Falenas to took the throne for herself.
Salum is a kind of man who likes to gain money and power. In order to have it, he carefully plans everything and use peaceful accord with others.
Before the Sun Rune War, while he was in the Falenan senate preparing for the Sacred Games, he met the crown princess Lymsleia Falenas, Prince Freyjadour Falenas and his party. Salum bought skillfull galdiator named Zegai, who he choose to becomes Euram's champion for the Sacred Games. Eventually Salum withdrew Zegai due to Gizel Godwin's evil plot.
After the Godwin's attack the Sun Palace during the engagement ceremony. Freyadour took shelter to the Barows, in order to gain more power Salum plan to marry Freyjadour to Luserina and become Freyjadour's father-in-law. He also plan to make Freyjadour a King and create his own kingdom then killed him to take over the reigning power. Eventually his planned failed, because Freyjadour only wanted to save his sister from the Godwins. Salum thinks that Freyjadour will consider his offer and he doesn't loose hope.
Salum had made a deal with Jidan Guisu to invade and attack General Novum's forces. It would make Freyjadour indebted to Armes and allow Salum Barows to consolidate power, but Lucretia Merces, Freyjadour's tactician discovered it and plans to prevent it. After this, Salum denied everything he knows, Euram in panic told to his father to use the Dawn Rune to Godwin's Army who was following them. Freyjadour and the other heard it and they went to the Barows Mansion basement. Freyjadour found the Dawn Rune in the basement and after learning that Salum steal the Dawn Rune during the Lordlake Rebellion. Freyjadour and his party along with Luserina and Chuck left and remove all their ties with the Barows.
Eventually Rainwall surrenders after General Dilber Novum attack the city. He was unhappy when he attend as guest at Lymsleia's coronation as Queen. Later Sialeeds Falenas came into his mansion and killed him using the Twilight Rune.
- Accepting his proposal to become king would result to a game over.