Unpleasant shopkeeper, commonly known by his townsfolk as a con artist.
Bartleby has long wished to become a magic user, but has never had the talent to become one. In a vain attempt to gain magical power, he has begun to search for magical artifacts to grant him powers. He sells various trinkets and odds and ends to his townsfolk when the opportunity arises, but generally cons people to avoid having to give out any truly magical (or powerfully magical) items. He is unpleasant mostly in his scattered, unorganized appearance and reputation as a sly and shifty businessman.
Has a brother named Bartholomew that lives in a neighboring town (about a three-day journey), though he does not often mention this for unknown reasons.