Having been embraced into the Malkavian bloodline centuries ago, he had lost most of his sanity long ago. He can often be found talking to himself but he greatly enjoys the company of other people, even though they may not enjoy his.
Basieh is incredibly friendly, and only really feeds when he has too. When he was young he was embraced by his lover, a woman who had little more sanity than he does now. But he found her brilliant, beautiful and irresistable. These things are what caused him to fall in love with her and he would have followed her to the ends of the earth if she hadn't suddenly disappeared. He feared the worse for her, that she had been killed by someone else, but he hoped that she had just gotten bored and decided to leave him to live her own life.