|Species||Human - Magician|
|Book Origin||The Black Magician Trilogy|
Lord Balkan is the Head of Warriors and the Head of Warrior Studies, and in this role had been taught to fight a black magician. He is observant and careful to explore all sides to an issue, yet was unflinching in the face of difficult or rapid decisions. He is described as having a long face and being the youngest among Vinara and Sarrin.
|Spoilers from "The Novice"|
Before the duel between Sonea and Regin, Yikmo was elected to teach private lessons to Sona while Balkan was elected to do so with Regin, which was really unfair, as Balkan is one of the strongest magicians in the Guild. Balkan was also elected to be the judge in this duel.
|Spoilers from "The Ambassador's Mission"|
Strengths and AbilitiesEdit
Given that Balkan has held the position of Head of Warriors and of Warrior Studies, we know that he was exceptionally gifted with warrior skills. Furthermore, because he was elected as High Lord, we know that he is one of the strongest in the Guild.
Balkan was unable to learn higher magic, but he was taught how to attack higher magicians if he ever needed to. He is very talented at strategy and is the person everyone turned to for battle advice in the Ichani Invasion. Balkan became the first Guild magician ever to wear a white robe, as this color replaced the former black color after the Higher magicians decided that black should be worn by black magicians.
|Spoilers from "The Rogue"|
|Spoilers from "The Traitor Queen"|
Balkan is among the magicians who donates some of his power to Sonea before she left to Sachaka. Sonea felt that he had much more power than a common magician, which proves that he has an exceptional strength.