Balthasar Gelt

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The way of fire is nothing compared to the fluid power of metal!

Balthasar Gelt's research into new formulations of black powder even made him popular with the Imperial Engineers School, an organisation that often dismisses magic as superstitious nonsense. However, during these studies, a freak explosion almost ended Balthasar's quest for knowledge forever. Somehow he survived, and from that day on has only ever been seen swathed in shimmering, metallic robes and wearing a golden face mask. Some say that beneath his mask his skin has turned pure gold, while others whisper that he is horribly disfigured, though the truth of the matter is known only to Balthasar. One thing is certain: the accident only furthered his will to succeed, and this determination increased his power to new heights. After defeating Thyrus Gormann of the Bright Order in a ritual magic duel, Balthasar became Supreme Patriarch of the Colleges of Magic, replacing the long-standing prominence of Fire with that of Metal.


Attribute Description
Encourage This unit provides a leadership bonus to nearby allies. Units within range of both the Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.


Ability Description

Those with such skills can evade enemy attacks with ease and break from combat, should they feel that it is tactically important to do so.

Arcane Conduit

A strong mind is needed to channel the Winds of Magic. Those that have such a gift become arcane conduits - funnelling the magical tempests to their cause.

Hold the Line!

Those in command of the ranks will issue their orders with a ferocious bark, expecting instant obeisance.


Spell Description

Armour is little defence against a skilled alchemist, under his command metal turns into an arcane lightning rod, attracting hostile magic.

Final Transmutation

The Wizard unleashes a hail of magical energy, transmuting his foes into Unliving golden statues.

Gehenna's Golden Hounds

Blowing on a glimmering golden whistle, the Wizard summons the spirit of Gehenna’s metal hounds to hunt down his prey.

Glittering Robe

The Alchemist conjures a gaudy cloak of shimmering scale to improve his allies’ defensive stance.

Plague of Rust

The enemy target's armour begins to rust, disappearing in clouds of tiny flakes and weakening his defensive abilities.

Searing Doom

A spray of sizzling silver slivers rain from the sky to impale the caster's enemy.

Transmutation of Lead

The enemies’ weapons become heavy, cumbersome, and almost impossible to wield in battle.