Apparently, rage is not the path to freedom. It was a bar fight. How was Barak to know the dangling bits of human flesh on his hands once belonged to the son of a wealthy merchant? They should have to wear signs, or something.
Trials are quick for orcs as well. All that recent heralding of equality for the races sure didn’t help out. Humans just want more laborers, so they promise you the opportunity to rise from poverty to wealth if you just work hard enough…for them.
And here is Barak’s reward. A harrowing trip to the blasted wastes of the North to be condemned by some OTHER human calling himself Jarl and then packed off via magical teleport to a wintry graveyard so as to enter the Hel Hold and kill evil…for The Man.