Grizzled, down-on-his-luck halfling explorer
A grizzled, brown-haired halfling trader, explorer and all-around prospector, Bartan is distrustful and self-serving, interested only in squeezing whatever he can from his fringe jobs and surviving long enough to retire. Despite being cagey, Bartan tends to gamble big, hoping to land the big score that will allow him to retire. This time, he gambled on being able to quietly sell off a big score, and it blew back in his face. In person, Bartan is standoffish unless he’s trying to close a deal, and vigorously indulges his cinderpipe habit when nervous. He has an irrational distrust of warforged, due to some past event that he won’t talk about.