Eternal Battle

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the war between Balthazar and Menzies. For the Living World episode, see War Eternal.

The Eternal Battle is a long-lasting war in the Fissure of Woe between the Eternal Army of the god Balthazar and the Shadow Army of Balthazar's half-brother Menzies, the Lord of Destruction.[1]


The origins of the Eternal Battle remain unknown but it has been fought for an indeterminably long time between the Eternals and the Shadow Army. It was only around 1072 AE that the Shadow Army began gaining an upper hand with turncoat Eternals who had sided with Menzies. The loyalist Eternals eventually pushed the Shadow Army back, however, and brought down the treacherous Eternals with help from mortal heroes, turning the conflict in Balthazar's favor for a time.

Menzies himself remained elusive, though, and continued the conflict while also supplying forces to his later allies Abaddon and Dhuum around the time of Nightfall only to lose these reinforcements as well. Balthazar himself had more or less been idle since the Exodus of the Gods, suggesting that he may not have partaken in many campaigns against his half-brother's army at the time.[2]