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Balruhk the Invincible was a brilliant Pit Fiend general some three centuries past. His rivals among the Baatezu arranged a pact with a mortal wizard called Yullok to bind him on the Material Plane during a battle with the Tanar'ri. Yullok convinced the Battleloth mercenaries that served with Balruhk (along with his baatezu troops) to betray him at a crucial moment. Yullok botched the spell, though, slaughtering tanar'ri, baatezu, and battleloths alike.

Whether or not Balruhk survived the blast is unknown.

Source: Dragon #306 - "By Evil Bound" by Mike Mearls

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