|“||I'm the beeeest!||”|
— Baston Indrirovich
Baston Indrirovich is a resident of Barovia, who joined the Dragon Friends on their quest to rescue his betrothed, Ireena Kolyana from the vampire Strahd von Zarovich. He has since become a permanent member of the team.
Philge initially found him very attractive and enjoyed watching him in action. Baston, not having much previous experience with Elves, at first felt strong reactions to Freezo, challenging him to a duel and wanting to kill him. After this initial conflict, he was fascinated by Freezo and intensely attracted to him. Freezo, in hopeless confusion, for a time believed that Baston was in love with Bobby Pancakes.
Baston's relationship with with Ireena Kolyana is complicated. He has referred to her as "a 6." He was furious when she showed interest in Bobby Pancakes, but when she became interested in Baston again, Baston was uninterested in her affections. He later bonded with Bassbass Wihouveberry, considering her another "10".
Baston has a love of kicking things. He often chooses to attempt a "fly kick" during battles, despite being armed with magical swords and having no martial arts training. These inclinations lead to him training at an Aarakocra monastery during the Tomb of Annihilation (becoming a multiclass Fighter/Monk).
Baston continues his monk training, including heading back to the jungles of Chult during the three years between seasons five and six for more training with the Aarokocra. During that time he loses an eye, starts wearing an eyepatch, and shaves off all his hair, claiming he has found enlightenment: he now follows "the Way of the Eleven", claiming he has discovered there's something greater than a "10".