When was this fixed?
I haven't noticed since I just assumed that person would always disappear if seeing Laevinus (or whatever Antidas's previous expedition leader was called) first, so have always made sure to visit the palace visiting him.
I'll have to remember this next time I fire up AOD again.
I dunno, moreover, I don't remember such issue at all. If you'll experience it ever again, plz, make a savegame just before it.
OK, if it happens again I'll make sure to keep the save.
I was pretty sure that it always worked like this, and that it was a design choice. This makes sense since that guy tries to sell you a "ticket" to the palace - and it wouldn't make sense for the PC to even want
a ticket if he had already visited Gaelius, since then you wouldn't need a ticket to get in. You therefore also wouldn't have a ticket to sell to the woman that arrives just after he leaves (pretty sure she only appears after the guy selling to you leaves).
It's also possible that this was changed in the many patches that have come out since then, since I recall others mentioning this some time ago.