Talan is generally seen in a stall next to Guiding Star. Once a player has reached level 50 with any Disciple of the Hand or Land, they can access Talan's wares by completing the short quest "Just Toolin' Around" from Guiding Star.
In addition to supplying advanced primary tools and specialty, Talan provides a number of master recipe books that add high-end recipes for synthesis. All his wares can only be obtained through trading certain crafted items or gathered resources (rather than gil or Allagan Tomestones).
Talan is an elderly hyur with greying hair, he wears a blue long sleeved open shirt with a black skirt over his waist. He carries a crafting hammer with him on his side.
Talan is fairly brusque, not even willing to deal with adventurers unless they meet Guiding Star's approval.