He is dark haired, invariably in the black-and-gold war-plate and robes of the Anvils of the Heldenhammer. He carries an ornate staff of sigmarite and gold and although he takes a blade to war, he rarely uses it otherwise spending much of his time researching. [1a]
At the siege of the city of Agnostai in the Realm of Chamon he turned their gold stores to granite which caused the defending mercenary army to surrender without actual conflict and enabled him to gain access to the Silver Sepulchre which he considered vital for his ongoing research.[1c]
|Sometimes, I think what we seek is like air and cannot be grasped. Nonetheless, I strain to do so and become a shadow of myself. A shadow among shadows. I am close, I think. The answer is here, somewhere, in this library. In these books. The accumulated knowledge of centuries. As I’ve said before, what better hunting grounds for such as we?
~ Balthas Arum in the Grand Library of Sigmaron.[1a]