Bas had a group of close friends he spent most of his time with as a child. They would play pretend and act like heroes and were known by their parents and teachers to be an 'inseparable bunch'.
Their minds were very alike and they were very skilled in digging up hidden treasures with their puzzle-solving teamwork and sharp wits.
Upon entering Crowbluff for studies, Bas and his friends were able to make a name for themselves by accomplishing every impossible extraction mission posted by the school. Being a noisy and hyperactive bunch, the lecturers referred to them as being a bunch of "loonies".
Upon graduation, they continued to work together with digging up lost technology and cultures of the world, being one of the top in the business.