Okay, I was following this guide that said:
Before you leave Lelcar, enter the Rune Shop, then leave immediately. This will cause Moshen to appear outside his Armour shop. Talk to him now and you will be presented with dialogue choices. If you choose option #2, you will not be able to recruit Moshen. So choose #1.
Now, if I had scrolled down a little further I would have seen that there are two questions, and you are supposed to choose #2 to the second one. But I thought I would have to choose #1 for both questions--yes, I know #2 of the second question asks about opening an armor shop at your castle, but I thought maybe it was one of those "trick" situations where you're supposed to pick the less obvious answer.
Well, now he is just talking about getting his shop up and running soon. Horrified, I read the following in the walkthrough:
If you followed my recommendations and Moshen does not join, or he just does not appear outside his shop, don't worry, you will have another chance to recruit him later. The important thing is to choose options #1 then #2, so you don't lose the ability to recruit him entirely.
Does this mean that I have lost the ability to recruit him entirely? Will I be able to recruit him next time? Or do I need to reset?