Little is known of the warrior known as Baldrick. As Aust Amastacia rose through the ranks of the Inquisition, Baldrick was at his side, a peerless swordsman who was fiercely loyal to the new High Inquisitor and absolutely without mercy to his enemies. Amastacia commissioned the finest dwarven mage-smiths to forge the sword Chastisement for his prized killer, which few besides Baldrick even possess the strength to wield. Soon after his appointment as High Executioner, Baldrick went on a pilgrimage to the tomb of Saint Rhialla, and returned accompanied by the Book of Condemnation, and ancient and powerful artifact said to drive mad any without the will to wield it. Now all fear the wrath of Amastacia, for they know that when the High Inquisitor passes the sentence, Baldrick will swing the sword.