Balzu is a dark, Gothic fantasy total conversion for Oblivion. The emphasis in Balzu is on role-playing, mood, and atmosphere with a strong horror element. Customize your character's attributes and skills and choose from a variety of character traits, perks, and starting origins then struggle to keep your sanity and your humanity in a world where men turn into monsters and unspeakable horror lurks in every corner. Custom creatures, sanity system, role-playing persuasion system, and enhanced NPC AI where NPCs actually observe and remember your character's words and deeds complement a painstakingly detailed environment spanning multiple dimensions. Open-ended quests allowing you to choose whether you want to play as a hero or a villain with consequences for future quests and the potential to make powerful friends and enemies ensure that your experience in Durs, the world of Balzu will be unlike any other.

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Spellbound Feb 4 2011 says:

Interesting change. Reminds me of the Chinese horoscope :)

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Yithian Feb 8 2011 replied:

I actually thought about the Chinese horoscope when I was designing it. Think of it as a Western, medieval version of that. I tried to use animals that held a special meaning in medieval European bestiaries. I thought about mixing in anthropomorphic signs (like Western astrological signs, which are both human and animal) but it felt too much like vanilla Western astrology. This is different, but familiar enough for people to relate to and still feel like they're in a medieval setting.

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Balzu has 13 custom birthsigns. Birthsigns have many effects in-game.

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