Balm House is one of the thirteen houses of the Night Court.

Its canon is healing, and Balm adepts are trained to soothe their patrons' hurts. They are skilled in massage and other healing techniques. Adepts are often master masseurs. They believe that Naamah went to the King of Persis in compassion, to heal the pain in his soul.[2]

General Information Edit

Phedre chooses Balm House for Imriel's first trip to the Night Court in Kushiel's Scion. The Dowayne selects an adept, Emmeline, who will help heal the wounds left by Darsanga. During the assignation, Emmeline addresses Imriel's fears and reassures him that what they are doing is sacred and not something to be feared.

The house itself is low and sprawling. The reception hall is divided into smaller sections with decorated screens. It is furnished with couches, potted plants and a fountain.

Characters Associated with Balm House Edit

Nathalie nó Balm
Dowayne when Imriel visits. She selects Emmeline for him.
Emmeline nó Balm
Adept Imriel sleeps with during his assignation. She helps him deal with his fears of intimacy and heal the wounds of Darsanga.


  1., Balm Marque by elegaer
  2. Kushiel's Dart, "Chapter 2" — But that is what they say at Gentian House, and not at Alyssum, where they say she trembled to lay aside her modesty, nor at Balm, where they say she came in compassion.
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