Son of Gratian the Pale and godson of King Ban of Benoic. He was raised in Ban’s castle of Trebe (Trebes).
He fought in the early wars against King Claudas, Ban’s enemy, and his prowess helped to make Trebe the last castle to resist Claudas’s invasion. Because of the treachery of Ban’s seneschal, Trebe fell to Claudas. Banin entered Claudas’s service long enough to challenge and kill the seneschal.
He then departed for Arthur’s court at Carhaix, where Arthur appointed him to the Knights of the Watch and, later, to the Round Table.
Banin fought for Arthur in the final war against Claudas and participated in the Grail Quest.
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