Balthazar

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For weeks did the battle rage on, and those who had taken up the mantle of war grew weary and their courage began to falter.

Then did Balthazar, god of war and fire, appear to the soldiers, carrying with him a grand sword that did glow with such brilliance it blinded any who looked upon it. When he spoke, His voice was like thunder, and it shook the ground with force.

Then saith He, "Lift up thy weapons. For you are my soldiers, and must you be steadfast, strong, and brave of heart. They who neither hesitate nor stumble shall be rewarded. Then shall you have glory. Then shall your deeds be remembered for eternity."

And then did release from His sword a hundred thousand flames, which encircled the soldiers. For this was the fire of courage, and forthwith did they follow the god into battle without fear or hesitation. Thence was the enemy struck down.

— Scriptures of Balthazar, 48 BE

Balthazar is the god of war, fire, and challenge. He was the second of the Six Gods to arrive on Tyria from the Mists, carrying the severed head of his father and accompanied by his two hounds, Temar and Tegon. It was Balthazar who urged humanity to engage the other races in battle and claim the world for themselves, believing the other races would fall easily. While many often praise and ask him for courage and victory in battle, there are individuals who call the god violent, going even as far as referring to him as "god of mass murder." His half-brother, Menzies, waged a war against Balthazar's realm of the Fissure of Woe. The outcome of this war, or if it even ended, is unknown.

Balthazar is often associated with honor, valor, wolves, and hounds. Statues of him often depict him with a greatsword and his hounds at his feet. Prior to the Rising of Orr and the destruction of the Battle Isles, the Zaishen Order worshipped Balthazar exclusively. Before The Cataclysm, Orrians worshipped Balthazar at the Cathedral of Glorious Victory.

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  • Judgment of War - Balthazar uses his flaming sword to smite you. Range: 5,000

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