"I've handled the accounts of House Hlaalu and the at-Addin Syndicate. How do you think I grew so rich? Besides, being in the right place at the right time allowed me to pass along information that the guild used to plan some of its biggest heists."
―Balen Hlaalu[src]

Balen Hlaalu is a Dunmer member of the Thieves Guild found in the Thieves Den in Abah's Landing, Hew's Bane.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

"Crime is nothing more than a series of calculations and figures in a ledger. Understand the numbers and the world is your goblet of wine. As soon as the guild is back in full strength, I can have us profitable in no time."

So you're a thief? What kind of thief? "You make it sound so ... pedestrian! I am a member of the guild, just like you. But instead of working with lockpicks, I balance ledgers while keeping my eyes and ears open for interesting ... business opportunities."
So you're actually a spy? "That's one word to describe what I do. And I do it very well. I am a little worried about this Cosh person, though. Until I can examine his ledgers and review his journals, he's just an empty box, as far as I'm concerned. And I hate empty boxes."
Does Zeira trust you with the guild's finances? "If you're implying that I'd ever do anything to hurt the guild - well, that notion is as outlandish as a bonnet of a dragon frog! Now unless you have some legitimate concerns to discuss, I'd prefer you let me get back to my books."

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "These new recruits are all well and good, but I'm glad to see more experienced guild members, such as myself, returning to the fold. I just hope Zeira can restore our former glory."

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