A member of the People of the Sun, he was a general during the First War, and a real task-master. A brilliant strategist, he made best use of the people under his command to take nearly half of the European continent.
Ios was one of his soldiers. Ios also ran away – an act of desertion Balphos would not abide.
As it happens, Balphos’ command was responsible for the death of Notte’s first child – and that is something Notte wouldn’t abide, either.