The man known simply as the Necromancer
A rather tall, willowy man with long, purple hair, red eyes, and pale complexion. Usually seen in flowing white robes, this man typically dons a strange, tall helmet-like mask to obscure his face whenever in direct sunlight. Balthazar resides in his large estate with a number of servants, among them the loyal and very much undead Cronk. Upon meeting the adventurers, it quickly became apparent that he was indeed a vampire, and shared some of his secrets with the travelers. In a sub-level of his estate, the Necromancer secretly works on practices not unlike those of a surgeon or doctor, with only minor assistance by magic. His hope is to spread the practice of non-magical medicine to areas that cannot regularly access a cleric or other healer, and he needs the adventurers to help him establish a proper reputation in Ser’Rael.