Real Name: Balinor

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Member of the Cult of Kâli

Group Membership: Cult of Kâli

Affiliations: the Shroud

Enemies: Yannroth

Known Relatives: Kâli (Dalindra, daughter), unnamed wife (deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Temple of the Cult of Kâli, New York

First Appearance: The Shroud#1 (March, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Balinor is an experienced philosopher and tutor.

History: (The Shroud#1 (fb))- Balinor served as the sponsor for Maximillian Coleridge when he joined the Cult of Kâli, and became a close friend. His daughter Dalindra also befriended Coleridge.

(The Shroud#2 (fb))- After Coleridge left the cult, Yannroth rose to power as the cult's lama, and began offering the services of the cult's assassins to outside parties. Dalindra became completely devoted to Yannroth's cause, distancing her from her father.

(The Shroud#1 (BTS))- Balinor sent word to Coleridge, now the superhuman hero the Shroud, informing him of a deal between Garrick King and Lassiter for $2 million for the Cult of Kâli's services.

(The Shroud#2)- The Shroud met with Balinor, and learned from him how the cult had declined since he had left it. When the Shroud asked about Dalindra, Balinor replied that she was dead.

(The Shroud#4)- After encountering Dalindra as Kâli, the Shroud confronted Balinor, who confessed that she had become a devotee of Yannroth. He told the Shroud that the cult sought his destruction because he was supposedly destined to destroy it, but he believed that the Shroud would actually redeem the cult. However, to do so would mean having to kill Dalindra, which the Shroud refused to do.

Balinor watched as the Shroud fought Dalindra, and was pleased that he did not kill her. He informed the Shroud that he would remain within the Cult of Kâli, hoping to fight Yannroth's corruption from within.

Comments: Created by Mike Barr, M.C. Wyman and Malcolm Jones.

by Prime Eternal

Balinor should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
The Shroud#2, page 23, panel 2

The Shroud#1-2 (March-April, 1994) - Mike Barr (writer), M.C. Wyman (pencils), Malcolm Jones III (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
The Shroud#4 (June, 1994) - Mike Barr (writer), M.C. Wyman & A. Williams (pencils), Malcolm Jones III & Scott Koblish (inks), Mark Powers (editor)

Last updated: 11/18/04

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