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Balial was a Dark Elf assassin, spy and pit fighter in service to Malekith during the Witch King's invasion of Ulthuan.[1a]

Far more intelligent than he appeared, Balial was also loyal, an unusual trait in a Dark Elf and had an inherent talent to make friends with other elves. [1a]


A huge and powerfully built elf able to wrestle bulls and break the neck of a human blacksmith with a twist of his large hands. [1a]


He spent years as a pit fighter before attracting the attention of Malekith initially through his brutality and ferocity but proving himself able to inflitrate groups of slave gladiators for his master. [1a]

Malekith sent him, along with Vidor, Khalion and Vidor, to locate General Dorian Silverblade's wayward force and capture the Everqueen, Alarielle, alive or dead. [1a]

They confronted the fugitives in the Darkwood where Amara, Vidor and Khalion were swiftly slain, leaving only Balial to face Tyrion. Having flung Sunfang at Khalion to kill him, Tyrion was shcked to discover how well defended the big elf was and barely survived by using the Moon Staff of Lileath to defend himself from repeated attacks. Finally however he retrieved his blade and the battle became more even, until Balial slipped on the corpse of Khalion and was slain with a thrust into a wound in his neck, severing his spine. [1b]

Weapons and Equipment

He favoured a double bladed great axe [1a] whilst his skin had been enchanted to be as resiliant as stone, even proving resistant to Sunfang. [1b]


I am glad you killed them. Now all the glory will be mine.

~ Balial to Tyrion. [1b]


Dark Elves
Units Assassin - Beastmaster - Black Ark Fleetmaster - Black Guard - Bleaksword - Bloodwrack Medusa - Bloodwrack Shrine - Cauldron of Blood - Cold One Chariot - Cold One Knight - Corsair - Dark Elf War Altar - Dark Elf City Guard - Dark Elf Slave Warrior - Dark Rider - Darkshard - Death Hag - Doomfire Warlock - Doomsteed - Dreadlord - Dreadspear - Executioner - Harpy - High Beastmaster - Kharibdyss - Master - Reaper Bolt Thrower - Scourgerunner Chariot - Shade - Sisters of Slaughter - Sorceress - Supreme Sorceress - War Hydra - Witch Elves
Characters Akholrak - Alandrian - Alexandra - Amara - Anethra Helbane - Ashniel - Balial - Bracchus - Caldath - Cassandra - Dijin Katal - Dorian Silverblade - Drutheira - Duriath Helbane - Ebnir Soulflayer - Felicion Heartkeeper - Furion - Gloreir - Hellebron - Hotek - Kaldor - Khalion - Kharbana - Kharlissa - Khelthrai - Kouran - Laithikir Fellheart - Lokhir Fellheart - Malchior -Malekith - Malida - Malus Darkblade - Maranith - Megara - Mengil Manhide - Morathi - Mortharor - Rakarth - Ruerl - Seraphon - Sevekai - Shadowblade - Sulekh - Syrillia - Tullaris - Urathion - Urian Poisonblade - Vidor - Yeurl
Cities and outposts Clar Karond - Ghrond - Har Ganeth - Har Kaldra - Hag Graef - Karond Kar - Naggarond
Black Arks Ark of Naggor - Blessed Dread - Bringer of Joyous Oblivion - Citadel of Damnation - Citadel of Desolation - Citadel of Spite - Claw of Dominion - Cleaver of Souls - Ecstasy of Pain - Fortress of Eternal Terror - Harbinger of Pain - Immortal Agony - Intolerable Delight - Jade Palace of Pain - Palace of Joyous Oblivion - Ravager of Souls - Shadow of Despair - Talon of Agony - Temple of Spite - Tower of Blessed Dread - Tower of Infinite Pleasures - Tower of Oblivion - Ultimate Oblivion
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