Banak Brawnanvil was one of the dwarves of Mithral Hall who defended against the orcs led by Urlgen Threefist. He was the High Commander. In 1370 DR, during the battle with army of orcs commanded by King Obould Many-Arrows, he was hurt by a goblin spear. The weapon struck his back and broke his spine, leaving him without the use of his legs. He still had movement thanks to a wheelchair that was made for him by the gnome alchemist Nanfoodle Buswilligan. The dwarf was given control over Mithral Hall when Bruenor was not there.

In 1409 DR, Banak was made the eleventh king of Mithral Hall, after Bruenor abdicated by faking his death.[1] Within a few decades, he passed away and his son Connerad took his place as king.[2]


Banak was King Bruenor Battlehammer's cousin, making him Bruenor's closest living relative.[citation needed]


  1. R.A. Salvatore (October 2010). Gauntlgrym. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 978-0786955008.
  2. R.A. Salvatore (October 2010). Gauntlgrym. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 52–53. ISBN 978-0786955008.
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