Bastian Loudrin was the high guildmaster of the Alvarian Merchant Guild. In addition to being a skilled trader, he was very interested in lore and prophecies.
When an adventurer brought news about a mysterious crystal that had appeared in the center of Ravenshore, and about strange disaster that befell the land, Bastian believed that it was foretold in the Ekelbreth Sumanunala - the dark elven lore about the end of the world.
Before he was willing to do anything about it, he wanted the adventurer to investigate a burning lake of fire that had formed in the Ironsand Desert, and bring back someone that had witnessed the event. The adventurer returned with Overdune Snapfinger, a troll that had seen the lake appearing. Based on the troll's testimony, Bastian concluded that the prophecy was coming true.
The Ekelbreth Sumanunala said that "The land that stands together will be saved. That which does not will perish", and Bastian concluded that he had to form an alliance among the different races of the continent. The prophecy also spoke of a hero that would appear, and Bastian believed that the adventurer was actually the prophesied Hero of Jadame.
Bastian asked the hero to travel across Jadame, seeking the aid of the different races and groups. The new allies would gather in the Merchant House in Ravenshore, where they would gather information and try to find some way to save the world.
- Report to Bastian Loudrin: Elgar Fellmoon wants the party to tell Bastian about what happened.
- Find a witness to the lake of fire's formation: Bastian wants the hero to find someone who saw the lake of fire forming in the Ironsand Desert.
- Form an alliance among the major factions of Jadame: Bastian wants the hero to travel across Jadame and ally with as many factions as possible.
Bastian Loudrin appears in Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer.