|“||The Balaur are the greatest danger in the Abyss, and also its greatest mystery. Like the Elyos and the Asmodians, they do not make their home in the Abyss but in some other world. Yet no-one has ever seen a Gate to that world. Perhaps they are rare, or perhaps the Balaur can open Gates at will, and are preparing for some full-out offensive in the future.||”|
– Elysean textbook
The Balaur is a race of intelligent beings that were sealed in another dimension by the Tower of Eternity. With the destruction of the tower during the Millennium War, they have become freed of their imprisonment, and seek vengeance upon the Daeva.
The Role of Balaur Edit
The term 'Balaur' invokes images of terror and fear for the level of destruction that they caused, and continue to cause, in Atreia.
Their role is that of an unpredictable third power in the struggles between the Elyos and the Asmodian. Do not mistake them as a simple balancer of odds. As the Balaur consider all Daeva as enemies, their presence on the battlefield might not always be a blessing to the weaker side of the conflict.
Their obsession eventually threatened the Tower of Eternity after violating the restrictions that Aion placed on them. They demanded godlike powers from Aion for their continous loyalty what he refused,because he knew the day will come when he has to oppose his own children.
Dragon Lord Fregion found the new source of power without Aion and ascended. He become the emperor of the newly established Balaur Empire and dropped the old name of Drakan,so they become the Balaur. Many of his followers ascended too,but some achieved the conditions to become similar to Fregion,for this four Fregion offered postions as fellow emperors. United under a single banner the Balaur were a real threat now, forcing the god Aion to create the Empyrean Lords to safeguard the planet and its people.
After a long and vicious war against the Empyrean Lords, the Balaur were involved in the destruction of the Tower of Eternity during an intended meeting for peace. In retaliation, the Empyrean Lords banished the Balaur, sealing them inside the Abyss, an unstable rift between the two shattered halves of Atreia.
Recently however, the Balaur have managed to escape from their prison, and threaten this fragile world with their fury once again... The Daeva faction has broken into two pieces in the Cataclysm. The Asmodian and Elyos will be able to stop the Balaur as two separated force?
- In older interviews or discussions on the internet, the Balaur may be referred to as the "Yong" (which is their Korean name) or the Draconic race.
- "Balaur" means "dragon" or, more loosely, "monster" in Romanian, being one of the oldest words in the language (pre-Roman).