|Title(s)||The Seeping Sovereign|
|Power Level||Demon lord|
Baltazo the Seeping Sovereign is a demon lord.
Baltazo is a minor demon lord, a retired general noted for several Blood War victories. He appears as an extremely corpulent human male with an elongated face and deep green skin that constantly fizzles and pops, spilling sickly fluids upon his poorly-fitting uniform with dozens of medals and ribbons.
The ambitious Baltazo was one of several opportunistic demon lords who flocked to Hollow's Heart, hoping to make it their own, while Fraz-Urb'luu was imprisoned on the Material Plane. Baltazo knew he could not hope to command Hollow's Heart, but saw opportunity in the growing conflict. Instead of staking his own claim, he instead conquered one of the iron fortresses of Pazunia, commanding the nearby gateway to Hollow's Heart to allow him to subtly influence the affairs of the layer, and afford him prestige elsewhere in the Abyss. Fraz-Urb'luu wiped out most of the rival demon lords fighting over his layer when he returned, but saw value in Baltazo's defense of the Pazunia gate and the two demons came to an agreement. Baltazo is therefore a sponsored vassal of Fraz-Urb'luu, and sometimes acts as his diplomat or interlocutor.
Baltazo rules the iron fortress known as Shullen-Gat on Pazunia, which is on the precipie of the pit leading to Fraz-Urb'luu's lair. From there, he stands sentinel over the pit to Hollow's Heart.
- Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1983.