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Balthamos
An angel, amongst the lower ranks,who rebelled against The Authority. Companion to Baruch.

Barnard and Stokes
Two renegade theologians, who postulated the existence of other worlds, and were then silenced.


Baruch
An angel, amongst the lower ranks, who rebelled against The Authority. He was once a human, about four thousand years ago, living in Will's world. Companion of Balthamos

Teukros Basilides
The alethiometrist working for Lord Asriel. His daemon is a nightingale.

Bernie
The pastrycook at Jordan. He is one of the rare people whose daemon is the same sex as himself.

Bolvangar
The name given by people in the North to the Experimental Station set up by the Gobblers. The name means Fields of Evil.

Black Shuck
A great ghost-dog of Gyptian legend.

Bloodmoss
A herb or herbs used for healing wounds, and to stop bleeding.

Bodley's Library
A library in Lyra's Oxford

Otyets Semyon Borisovitch A vodka-swilling priest in the village of Kholodnoye, in Central Siberia, in Lyra's world. He tries to ply Will with drink.

Brantwijn
A beverage, in Lyra's world.

Breathless Ones
Half-killed warriors who inhabit the North, in Lyra's world. (They are described by Tony Costa)

Dr. Broken Arrow
The man who mapped the ocean currents in the Great Northern Ocean. (He is pointed out to Lyra by Mrs. Coulter at the Royal Arctic Institute).

Brytain
A country, in Lyra's world.

Byanplats
An area of the Fens, in Lyra's world.

Iorek Byrnison
A noble armoured bear who has been deposed and disgraced and stripped of his armour

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