|Born||At or near White Harbor|
|Died||In 299 ᴀᴄ, at Craster's Keep|
|Book(s)||A Storm of Swords (appears)|
A Clash of Kings
Bannen is part of the great ranging beyond the Wall lead by Lord Commander Jeor Mormont. He is a scout under Jarman Buckwell's command. He participates in the scouting mission around the Milkwater led by Thoren Smallwood. Bannen and Kedge Whiteye observe Mance Rayder's host.
A Storm of Swords
Due to his great tracking skills, Bannen is one of those chosen to die by the conspirators who intend to kill Lord Commander Jeor Mormont]. Chett plans to have Lark and his cousins murder Bannen. However, their plans fail when wights attack the Night's Watch, and Bannen's foot is wounded during the ensuing fight at the Fist. Kedge Whiteye later tries to save Bannen by chopping off his mangled foot, but the scout dies from the wound at Craster's Keep. His body is burned at sunset.
Quotes by Bannen
I'm cold. Please, I'm so cold.
- Bannen at Craster's Keep
Quotes about Bannen
Sam: Sick. The smell ...
Edd: Never knew Bannen could smell so good. I had half a mind to carve a slice off him. If we had some applesauce, I might have done it. Pork's always best with applesauce, I find.