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"I am a little worried about this Cosh person, though. Until I can examine his ledgers and review his journals, he's just an empty box, as far as I'm concerned. And I hate empty boxes."
―Balen Hlaalu[src]

Balen Hlaalu is a Dunmer member of the Thieves Guild found in the Thieves Den in Abah's Landing, Hew's Bane.

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"These new recruits are all well and good, but I'm glad to see more experienced guild members, such as myself, returning to the fold. I just hope Zeira can restore our former glory."

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"Crime is nothing more than a series of calculations and figures in a ledger. Understand the numbers and the world is your goblet of wine. As soon as the guild is back in full strength, I can have us profitable in no time."

So you're a thief? What kind of thief? "You make it sound so ... pedestrian! I am a member of the guild, just like you. But instead of working with lockpicks, I balance ledgers while keeping my eyes and ears open for interesting ... business opportunities."
So you're actually a spy? "That's one word to describe what I do. And I do it very well. I am a little worried about this Cosh person, though. Until I can examine his ledgers and review his journals, he's just an empty box, as far as I'm concerned. And I hate empty boxes."
Does Zeira trust you with the guild's finances? "If you're implying that I'd ever do anything to hurt the guild - well, that notion is as outlandish as a bonnet of a dragon frog! Now unless you have some legitimate concerns to discuss, I'd prefer you let me get back to my books."

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