Barsap was a wizard. His greatest skills were juggling and creative accounting. He first performed before royalty in 850 GUE.

His favorite saying is, "The hardest trick is making it look easy," and his Double Fanucci handicap is 19.

He was appointed Idwit Oogle Flathead's Royal Magician in 875 GUE. Barsap's Guild membership was revoked for dues evasion in 960 GUE, a little before he reached his untimely end.

The last book he read was "Magic with Mirrors."

Some sources hold that he was turned into a newt in 972 GUE, however it is commonly believed that the Age of Magic already ended in 966 GUE.