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.[1]


Basil was more than eight feet tall, with gangly arms, stooped shoulders, and thick bowed legs. He had a large belly. His eyebrows and scrawny beard were coarse and gray.[2]


Basil met and befriended Tavis Burdun, just moments before the princess Brianna was kidnapped. He and the orphan Avner accompanied 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 body was permanently deformed.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Dale Donovan, Paul Culotta (August 1996). Heroes' Lorebook. (TSR, Inc), pp. 123–124. ISBN 0-7869-0412-7.
  2. Troy Denning (February 1995). The Giant Among Us. (TSR, Inc.), chap. 2. ISBN 0786900989.
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