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Night's Watch.svgBannenNight's Watch.svg
Allegiance Night's Watch
Culture Northmen
Born or near White Harbor
Died 299 AC
Craster's Keep
Book A Storm of Swords (appears)

Bannen is a ranger of the Night's Watch at Castle Black.


Bannen is originally from the lands of House Manderly near White Harbor.[1] He is a good tracker.[2]

Recent Events

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.[2]

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.[2] 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.[1]

Quotes by Bannen

I'm cold. Please, I'm so cold.[1]

—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.[1]