Sophont Balan is the Guard's Magician that serves Acadia. He is responsible for the creation of Andromeda's occular lenses and the later modifications. Although not a powerful Sorcerer, he could be classified as a Hedge Wizard. He prefers to tinker and work on mecanical objects more than anything else. He is described as resembling a native of Acadia, with salt and pepper hair and often wearing a brown tunic.