B A L A T H U
Balathu is a sirkatu belonging to Sarva, a special status indentured servant. A “legally non-slave” who are guaranteed basic civil rights in Akkadia, like food and lodging. Sarva’s sirkatu wear a special headband emblem demonstrating their sworn fealty to her.
Balathu is an Akkadian warrior who holds the Harranim rank of Nu-Banda in Akkadia’s elite Qurubuti Guard, (a rank equivalent to "soldier sergeant" in the Perrin army). He is the senior officer in Pa-pa Sarva’s company having loyally served her for over a decade. He is physically strong and at 6’ 7”, he towers over the rest of the soldiers designating him as the male-in-charge. He is action orientated, sharp and decisive commander, with a lead from the front command style. Daily routines include discipline, training, and fitness of Sarva’s company.
Balathu wears traditional Harranim leather armor reinforced with bronze bands, and while he is an expert with sword and composite bow, he prefers to carry a spear and shield. Each day, a different soldier serves as his personal attendant to assist and manage his armor, weapons, horse, and chariot in exchange for personal training from a seasoned veteran. This daily training has the added benefit of helping Balathu keep his own skills sharp, for Sarva’s sirkatu do not consist of green recruits—they are astute, well-trained, experienced men who have lived a life of combat since childhood.
Sarva and her company of are part of Patesi Iltani’s elite military unit, the Qurubuti Guard, a component of the national harranim, (army).
C H A P T E R O G R A P H Y
P E R S O N A L D E T A I L S
Akkadian Qurubuti Guard
R E L A T I O N S H I P S