Proctor of all the lies on the ocean floor, Balbus stalks the depths kicking up sand with rumors and falsehoods sewn among the gullible along the bottom-most reefs who feed the misinformation through the channels until fact and fiction cannot be untwined.

Though he is small in stature and physical power, his layers of spies and informants make him hard to encounter. This spider crab's web of trickery is used to undermine Grumbo, who constantly seeks a claw-to-claw engagement.

He often works in a mutually beneficial way with Bumpus to control the ebb and flow of the ocean.