He is known for making weak/bad jokes and being quite humorous, he is also strict but takes things slowly, and doesn't push his apprentice like other cats do. He has a long temper, but is quickly infuriated if any of his family or foster family members are hurt, injured, etc.
Barkstep has a knack with weak/bad jokes, which he got from his unknown father, his parents both disappeared mysteriously a day or two after he was born. He also has a knack to handle misbehaving kits and apprentices and warriors, something obviously handed down from his mother.
He was born to two unknown cats. His father loved humor and weak jokes, and his mother was very strict and follow-the-rules. His mother was also good at handling the misbehaving. His parents disappeared somewhat three days after his birth, and he always called Sagestream and Littlestep his mother and father.