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Na'Laq was the brood mother of G'Kar and lived as a slave with her mate, G'Qarn , and son in the household of a wealthy Centauri aristocrat and Spoo ranch owner in G'Kamazad.[3][4][5]

While working on the ranch Na'Laq's job was to twice daily turn over each spoo to assure a consistent colouring. Despite the labour and the typical depression caused by the constant exposure to the spoo, she would often manage to smuggle home some spoo for her family to supplement the meagre rations the Centauri allowed them. Her usual recipe was to serve the fresh spoo fried in tawloo fat and stuffed in roasted gollif bowls. For the rest of his life, her son would retain a taste for fresh spoo, as it reminded him of his childhood and his mother's perseverance.

During the final years of the First Centauri Occupation of Narn, Na'Laq had become too ill from working with the Spoo to escape into the underground and her family, unwilling to abandon her were stuck where they were. With the resistance growing and striking further into Centauri holdings each day, life in the Centauri household was increasingly tense.

One day, when G'kar was still young, G'Qarn spilled a drink on the mistress of the house. She responded by having him beaten and strung up by his hands to a Jalwah tree in the yard, leaving him there to die. On the third day, against Na'Laq's orders, G'Kar went to him just before he died. His father's last words were a plea for G'Kar to remember him and honor his name. That same day, G'Kar ran away and killed his first Centauri.[6][7]. Although what happened to Na'Laq afterwards is unknown, it is probable she died not long after her mate.

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