|“||As his moniker suggests, this black beast is as unmerciful as he is frightening to behold. Balfrug will need no reason to attack you, so you had better be prepared to defend yourself during every second that this foul monster breathes. This is an enemy worthy of fear and respect.||”|
|Release date||28 August 2007 (Update)|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Assigned by||Sumona, Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
|Always drops||Infernal ashes|
|Examine text||Despoiler of Ullek.|
Balfrug Kreeyath is one of K'ril Tsutsaroth's bodyguards, along with Zakl'n Gritch and Tstanon Karlak. He attacks with Magic by launching massive fireballs at the player and has a max hit of 170 damage. Judging from his examine description, the demon destroyed the desert city of Ullek during the God Wars.
Kreeyath's origins and history remain largely uncertain. He presumably arrived in Gielinor from the Infernal Dimensions at some point during the Second or Third Ages, and was a strong follower of Zamorak during the God Wars. Kreeyath perhaps rose to fame during the Kharidian Desert Campaign of 3,000 to 4,000, as a huge number of deities and factions fought to claim the Kharidian Desert.
The Defeat of Uzer at the hands of the demon Thammaron, coupled with the general violence of the Northern Kharidian Desert Campaign, warned the city of Ullek of the potential danger it was in. Shortly after the Mahjarrat Azzanadra destroyed the remnants of Thammaron's army, Kreeyath and a huge number of Zamorakian followers (possibly including the mostly independent forces of Lord Lowerniel Vergidiyad Drakan, lord of vampyres) laid siege to Ullek, which was one of the last great civilizations of the Second Age still in existence at the time.
The people of Ullek were prepared for the invasion, and fought Kreeyath and the rest of the invaders with human and elite clay golem soldiers. However, despite the city's strong military and natural geographical defences, Ullek was defeated with general ease. A number of the city's residents managed to escape through the city's complex tunnel network, through which they fled to the small city of Sophanem near the Southern Sea. During the course of the battle, Kreeyath earned his title "Despoiler of Ullek."
At some point after the Battle of Ullek, Kreeyath worked as a bodyguard alongside Zakl'n Gritch and Tstanon Karlak, two fellow demons, under the Greater Demon K'ril Tsutsaroth, one of Zamorak's most powerful and loyal generals. Near the end of the God Wars, Tsutsaroth led Zamorak's forces at the battle for the Godsword in a large cave in what is now Troll Country. Kreeyath helped to lead the forces within the tunnel against Saradominist, Bandosian, and Armadylist militaries. During the course of the battle, however, a spell caused the already frigid cave to freeze over, leaving Kreeyath and the rest of the battle's combatants frozen for millennia.
In 169 of the Fifth Age, tectonic movement within the Wilderness caused the dungeon's temperature to rise slightly, allowing many of its combatants to escape their frozen state. Amongst these was Kreeyath, who under Tsutsaroth continued a battle that had been halted for over 2,000 years during the Third Age. Although the battle was noticed by the dwarven explorer Nestor Peregrine, from Keldagrim, and the Temple Knights, the battle continues to this day, and Kreeyath still fights to obtain the Godsword, not knowing that the God Wars are over. Like many others, Kreeyath seems to be severely weakened by being trapped in ice for so long.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Infernal ashes 1 Always 2,469
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel dart 98 Uncommon 196 Steam battlestaff 1 Very rare 135,881 Zamorakian spear 1 Very rare 3,387,394
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Hood of subjugation 1 Very rare 2,688,801 Garb of subjugation 1 Very rare 10,756,489 Boots of subjugation 1 Very rare 1,422,139 Gloves of subjugation 1 Very rare 901,270 Gown of subjugation 1 Very rare 8,039,603 Ward of subjugation 1 Very rare 136,487
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Godsword shard 1 1 Rare 151,902 Godsword shard 2 1 Rare 151,198 Godsword shard 3 1 Rare 151,532
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Wine of Zamorak 3–10 Uncommon 6,300–21,000 Shark 3 Uncommon 2,475 Tuna potato 2 Uncommon 2,658 Steel arrow 98–100 Uncommon 1,274–1,300 Super strength (3) 1 Uncommon 969 Super attack (3) 1 Uncommon 431 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold
- Balfrug's title, "The Despoiler of Ullek", was in the game long before any other information about Ullek was revealed. Until the release of the Dealing with Scabaras quest, nothing about Ullek was known.
- Interestingly enough, Balfrug has a lower combat level than normal black demons despite the fact that he possesses more life points and a higher max hit. This is no longer true after the Evolution of Combat.
- Before the God Wars graphical update, Balfrug had three faces in different colors, red, yellow and green.
- There is a glitch where if Protect or Deflect Magic is activated, Balfrug's attacks will constantly deal 1s onto the player.
- The choice of naming of the character; "Balfrug" may be a small reference to "Balrog"; a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth legendarium, made famous by the "Lord of the Rings". This may be because a "Balrog" is described as a similarly demonic, and formidable creature, and as such may have inspired the game designers.
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