He had urbane good looks.
Barandos had a particularly sharp wit and was noted as a charmer of ladies both high and low born. His fairness and integrity were as well known as his wealth.
By 1368 DR Barandos' leadership of the Hawklin family had led them into much prosperity through various investments in and around the city. Among these, first and foremost, was his support and sponsoring of local adventuring companies.