Babaylan character concept for the Anak Bathala Project. Babaylan is a Filipino/Tagalog word for "Warlock". The Babaylan is the embodiment of the Filipino or native islander's belief in mysticism, native magical arts of healing and witchcraft. In the Anak Bathala game world and background story, he is enlisted to help the defenders of light on their quest, however, his loyalty is questionable. He is a master of the dark arts of the Mambabarang and Kulam. Mambabarang is a Filipino/Tagalog word for "Insect Summoner". Kulam is a Filipino/Tagalog word for "Witchcraft", "Magic Spell", or "Hex". The Barang are mythical flesh-boring insects that can be commanded to create havoc and all sorts of malevolent deeds.