A con artist working in Haud Village, he decided to fake being an appraiser to support his family. It was very difficult of him to match his artistic tastes with that of Lord Barows, but he did it so he could send his family the money. After the Prince brings in artwork that Bastan can actually appreciate, a painting by the famous Ivanov of Scarlet Moon, Bastan decides to relocate to [Sindar] Castle. Bastan does not get along well with Cornelio, but can generally fake his way out of talking with him. - Matt620 (article), Basel (image)
How to Recruit: After the restoration of Lordlake, with a "? Painting" in your inventory, activate and close Bastan's Appraisal Shop in Haud Village until you get a scene. Note: You should not appraise the "? Painting", as the scene triggers randomly and identifies it as a painting by Ivanov.