In the Stormbringer! roleplaying game Edit
Balaan is described as a god of pain in all it's forms. Worshipped as some as a god of ecstatic agony, in other quarters Balaan is revered as the god of torturers. His face is always hidden by a mask of iron or steel which is bolted to his flesh. On Melniboné, Balaan hides his face behind the flayed face of some mortal beauty, worn as a wet and dripping mask.