Basil of Lyndusfarne was an unusual verbeeg in the service of the Kingdom of Hartsvale in the 1370s DR. He was a runecaster, a rarity among his people. He met and befriended Tavis Burdun, just moments before the princess Brianna was kidnapped. He and the orphan Avner were the only people to accompany Tavis in the rescue mission. In time, he became a good friend of both Tavis and Brianna. Unfortunately during the final battle against the Twilight Spirit, Basil's face was permanently deformed.