Balthazar Cunningham is a lot older than he may appear. He was a son of a countess, birth father unknown. He was told that his father was murdered, but if that was true he didn't know until he was much older. He was born on October 3, 1782. He was the only man of the house, so he was extremely spoiled and greedy. He was also a perfectionist, and was a jack of all trades. He courted many women, and broke many hearts growing up. He was incredibly handsome, and mysterious which attracted many ladies ,both young and old.
When he became fifteen he was told that he must marry. He didn’t wish to have an arranged marriage, so he hosted a ball. He was hoping to find his love on the dance floor. Many people attended, it wasn’t for eligible women only, which made the event large. Everybody, who was anybody attended and Aphrodite just had to attend. Hebe also came along, but only because Aphrodite requested it. Of course aphrodite, being who she is didn’t come alone but the youthful hebe did.
The ball was going swell, everyone was enjoying themselves, even Balthazar. He was having fun dancing, drinking, and most of all flirting.Meanwhile, just as the ball had just reached it’s high point a man began to hit on hebe and was obviously drunk. Hebe was obviously giving him the cold shoulder, but aphrodite scolded her for it and egged the man on pushing both the man and hebe to a secluded area. The area was a balcony and the man decided to get handsy.
Hebe could’ve dealt with him herself, but Aphrodite threatened that if hebe hurt or did anything to the man then she’d take it personally. Therefore, hebe kept sidestepping his advances, but knew she was only stalling. That is, until Balthazar came out onro the balcony.He needed a break from all the dancing and some fresh air as he took a deep breath he noticed Hebe and the man. The man was obviously irritated that he’d been interrupted while hebe’s face showed the complete opposite emotion.
“I’m sorry, am I interrupting something?” Balthazar asked hebe due to her facial expression. But of course the man answered, while slurring his words together drunkenly, “Yesyou bloodyidiot.Nowgo back insideandmind yourowndamnbu-” Balthazar cut the man off with a punch right to the face while saying “I will not tolerate such language around a lady.” With that he escorted hebe back inside and sincerely apologised for the other man’s behavior.
As she was being escorted out hebe sensed that he was a demigod and decided to thank him with a gift. “You’re a demigod. A hero, not just for mortals, but for me as well. I must thank yo-” Hebe was stopped when she realized Balthazar was not paying attention, but instead was looking at another woman. Although hebe was not an envious person, she was offended and angered by his naivety and disrespect. He was blatantly flirting with multiple women on the dance floor.
She was already fed up with Aphrodite, towing her to a ball where a man decided to sexually harass her, and now while she was trying to thank balthazar, he paid her no mid. That was the last straw and she let out her anger by cursing Balthazar, “You will be stuck on this earth, looked down upon, casted out, and always on the run. You will never be allowed to live a normal life, not until you learn how to love, respect, and treat a woman ” With those words, Balthazar was cursed to age extremely slowly, yet it was unbeknownst to him because he still wasn't paying any attention to hebe.After cursing him and giving him dagger eyes she left, carting an agitated aphrodite with her.
Even though he spent the whole night flirting, he did find “the one”. Her name was Elizabeth and she was stunning. She had beautiful ringlets of golden locks, and the bluest eyes he’d ever seen. She was long, slender, and also quite wealthy. They married a month after their meeting and she was pregnant the day after their marriage. Things were going well, and everything was fine until eight months into the pregnancy.
Elizabeth had gone into an early labor due to a fall down the steps. The labor went on for hours and when the baby finally started to come out, it was obvious it was dead. An hour later Elizabeth also died. Out of grief Balthazar left the house and went to a bar and became extremely drunk. He got so drunk that he was kicked out, but not before having his money stolen. As he walked home he was attacked by a hellhound. Even though he was drunk, he was suddenly able to focus. He unsheathed his sword, that was suddenly an odd bronze color and attacked it.
Being an amazing swordsman helped him kill the hell hound tremendously. After killing it and seeing it turn to dust, he decided it’d be best for him to go home. When he got home his mother was there waiting for him. She was in tears sobbing when he walked through the door, but as soon as she set her eyes on him she let out all her rage. She was disappointed and ashamed that he could go out and get drunk at a time like this. After his mom cooled down he went to bed, but could hardly sleep. He missed his lovely Elizabeth and wanted to give up on life, but he knew that if he did he would be disappointing Lizzy.
When he woke up in the morning with a blazing headache he had to attend the funeral made for his wife and son. After the funeral his life began to spiral even more. Although his mother wasn't very old, she began to suddenly grow old and sick. She lived for a two years after the funeral, then died of a heart attack. Believing he was cursed, and all his loved ones were cursed to die he fired all his house servants and shut himself in his home.
Monsters came and attack him of course. One cyclops in disguise was allowed right into Balthazar’s home, by Balthazar himself. She disguised herself as a maiden that needed a place to stay for the night. Because of the mist it took some time for Balthazar to realize she was monster, and he was a bit too late. As the beast came towards him, he forced a state of drunkenness on it , not really knowing what he was doing.Suddenly the cyclops's steady, suspenseful steps turned into stumbling. As she stumbled towards him, about to fall he pulled his sword and stabbed her in the eye.
The pain pulled her out of her state of drunkenness as she screamed in pain.As she raised her hands to cover her eye, Balthazar took the opening, stabbing her in the chest with his CB sword and turning her to dust. Scared out of his mind and thinking that he’d gone insane he ran to his mother's room to get her rosary and pray. When he opened the door he was welcomed by dust,forgetting that he hadn’t been in there since she died seven months earlier. He worked his way around her bed and opened her nightstand drawer ;not only did he find her rosary, but he also found a letter addressed to him. It read:
February 7 , 1798
I’m writing this on my deathbed. I know I will be dying soon. Before I go there are some things you must know. First off you should know that your father is the Greek God Dionysus. He is the god of wine and loved us both. We met at a ball, much like you and the past elizabeth. We fell in love and I got pregnant. He left when you were nine months, because he had work to do. He manipulated the mist to make it seem as if he was murdered. But, before he left he made me aware of vital information.
You are a demigod. Monsters should've started to attack you around the age of twelve. The attacks will only get worst, either you will go through more or you will have to fight harder monsters. Therefore, you should always keep your sword with you. It is special and can defeat the monsters. Now that your wife is gone and I will be too soon, I suggest you try to keep moving this will make it harder for monsters to catch your scent.
I’m leaving you all the family money, so you should be able to do this. As you get older your scent may become stronger so beware. You may also have odd abilities, sadly your father didn’t elaborate on that comment.
I love you son, you must live on. For your stillborn son, Ciel, your passed wife, Elizabeth, and myself.
By the time Balthazar finished the letter, he was crying his heart out. His cries would be painful to hear if anyone was around. It was a cry that came straight from the soul, but the worse was yet to come.
Balthazar traveled, like his mother suggested. He learned how to use his abilities and he also learned about his slow ageing. Three years had gone by since he read the letter, making him 19 but he still looked 16. He constantly moved not only because of monsters, but also because he didn’t want anyone to learn about his slow ageing. He was lonely, and had very few friends. His life became miserable and pointless as he wandered the Earth.But there was hope, in spain he met a fellow demigod, who told him of a camp in the United States. This camp was camp half blood.
Immediately he went there and his father claimed him, he also learned of his curse from a child of hecate. He didn’t stay at camp for too long, as he wanted to continue to travel.Once he had learned that there was a place safe haven for him, he had hope and his whole attitude changed.
He’d made many friends in various countries and learned a lot about life, but he never fell in love again. Balthazar didn’t become an stable camper until recently. He’d seen Sapphire around,but never actually met her. He heard of her tragic love story from an erotois named Kyle, and felt as if he could connect with her since he knew the feeling of losing your one true love himself. He’d always wished to find love again, but because of his slow aging and constant travel it became hard.