Bausas was born 6th son to a minor noble family in the south of europe.
At the time there was 3 older living borthers and while he was afforded a decent education, there was little prospect that he would inherit the family lands.
Instead he was given an education so that he might perhaps advance his family's ambitions within the church.
This seemed like a better choice both for the sake of peaceful inheritance and for the brilliant but physically weak boy.
His family still believe Bausas died as a child, killed by falling rocks. Obviously this is not the case. His master engineered the collapsing cliff face and made sure the Gifted child was save, to serve as his apprentice.
Apprenticed at age 10, Bausas was refused his Gauntlet until 16 years had passed, for reasons his master refused to explain. Since Bausas did not contest it, no Quesitor cared much about it.
Bausas still practices with a staff from time to time, more for the exercise than because he expects to ever wield it in anger.
Bausasis a friendly sort who likes to talk with people - magi and mundanes alike. He believes that his house will loose sources of understanding if they simply isolate themselves in closed clutches, which is also the reason he has chosen to "wander the world" as he calls ii, living in a mixed covenant.
Bausas occasionally has premonitions about upcomming dangers. He attributes this to his other incarnations (prior or later) trying to warn him across the gulf of Circular Time. The Truth of this is secondary.
For this character it is not only encouraged, it is the whole point really