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Balam, the Last Sacrifice

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?

[Psalm 22]

Binding Ritual

Balam's seal must be drawn on an icy square. You must wield a weapon when addressing Balam.


You must not sacrifice intelligent creatures.


Freezing water leaks from deep wounds in your wrists, ankles, and neck.


Balam's mark can be seen at a distance, and is harder to disguise up close.


  • Distance: Wear a cloak or torso armor.
  • Close: Additionally wear gloves and boots.


You take 1/2 magical damage.


Balam grants skill in whips.

Active Powers

  • Icy Glare: Deals 5 dice of ice damage to the first target in the indicated direction, and half damage to all targets in a ~90 degree wedge centered on the chosen direction. Blinds you for 5 turns. Also freezes water in the wedge. This power's range is 1 square/2 levels.
  • Balam's Anointing: Makes a touch attack (requiring a to-hit roll) against a single adjacent creature. Target takes 5 dice of cold damage. A target with a head and without thick skin may be killed outright (10% chance). A target with a head, eyes, and thick skin instead takes double damage and is blinded. Otherwise, this power has no extra effect.

Passive Powers

  • Balam's Martyrdom: When you have negative AC, you roll twice for effective AC and use the lower result.