Naturally most banderlings are very weak, but ever since the early days of Dereth they have been a favorite test subject of the Virindi. Back then, the strongest natural Banderling was the Chief, but since then the line between altered and natural Banderling has been blurred.
Banderlings are the larger cousins of Drudges and Mosswarts, all of whom are distantly related to the Tumerok. They are even less intelligent than other humanoids, but make up for this with sheer brutality. They prefer to fight in small packs, using heavy weapons or their sharp claws. On average, they stand seven feet tall, though their chiefs are even larger. Forest-dwellers by nature, they can also be found in Hea Tumerok strongholds and dungeons near the Aluvian lands.
Banderlings originate from the world the Tumeroks call Ezheret-Hazahtu, although they only live on the body they call Ezheret. This requires some explanation. While a sun does rise and fall in the sky, Ezheret actually orbits another, larger planet called Hazahtu. Hazahtu, or “The Blind Eye,” is an enormous, cloud-shrouded grey-blue orb. Ezheret is hot, humid, and prone to extended periods of foul weather. Gales and hurricanes are frequent, perhaps due to the unusual sparseness of dry land. Ezheret is a moon world capable of supporting several species. Three of these species appear to have better than animal intelligence, capable of crafting rudimentary tools and sustaining a limited form of speech.
The Banderlings share Ezheret with the Tumeroks, as well as the Drudges and Mosswarts. Already on Ezheret, Banderlings and Mosswart were at odds with each other, and were involved in "Wanga" which probably means war or fight. They seek to obtain each others holy or ceremonial items through trickery, trade or warfare.
On Dereth, Banderlings tried to take over human settlements , sometimes with success. They also took over some underground human  However, they were quite capable of establishing their own camps and forts.
The vendetta between Mosswarts and Banderlings did not stop when the two species arrived on Dereth. However, this changed after the Shadow Spires disappeared. A wave of fierce portal-energy squalls slid down the length of the Direlands, bringing with them fiercer varieties of banderling, shreth, and other familiar creatures.  Banderlings have learned to do bully lesser creatures. Reports came of mosswarts gathered under the banner of banderling camp chieftains. Banderlings and Mosswarts started working together to attack human settlements, and established camps throughout Dereth. This did not last long however, since Banderlings attacked a band of Mosswarts which were involved in the kidnapping of Candeth Martine and stole some ceremonial Banderling items.
One of the results of Aerbax Prodigal experiments was the creation of Harraag, the Prodigal Banderling. Harraag was kidnapped from the Hidden Cavern. Though it seemed the altered Banderling adapted well, the Banderling themselves were highly resistant to following any being perceived as different from or from outside their species, and this included Harraag. The Banderlings gathered large numbers to drive it off, and Harraag retreated to a physical cave, and, surprisingly, "ripped a hole into Portalspace*" in which to escape. Because of its unanticipated abilities, Aerbax did not perceive this experiment as a total failure, but decided to leave Harraag for now. 
The banderlings know chiefs as well as Champions. One of the Chiefs known by name is Chief Grogbash, another one Dnaraag. Succession takes place by challenging a former leader. A legendary Banderling Champion during enemeties between Mosswarts and Banderlings was Vagurat
Religions and Beliefs
Customs and Traditions
Banderlings are hunters, who prefer to live in ruins. They hunt Aurochs and Mites and use their hides. They know how to work stone.  They have strong family ties and the bonds towards their young are very strong.
Real World Basis
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- Aerbax's Prodigal Banderling
- Banderling Haunt
- Bleeargh's Gratitude
- Fiery Weapons
- Glenden Wood Dungeon Quest
- Hidden Cavern Quest
- Mace of the Explorer Quest
- Niffis Fighting Pits
Art & Images
- Note: The Banderling Artwork was updated during the Festivus Patch. See Festivus#Images for some examples.
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- ↑ 2001/11 Dark Majesty - Bestiary: Banderlings
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 1999/11 Release - The Banderlings
- ↑ 1999/11 Release - Asheron's Call Manual p. 57 - Banderlings
- ↑ 2010/06 Shifting Gears - Banderling (Town Network Painting)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 2001/11 Dark Majesty - Bestiary: Tumeroks
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 2003/05 Discoveries - Theories of Ezheret
- ↑ 2004/08 From the Darkness Born - Bleeargh's Gratitude#Lore&Dialog
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 2001/02 Lonely In The World - Storytelling
- ↑ 1999/11 Release - Fiery Weapons#Lore&Dialog
- ↑ 2002/12 The Hall of the Tusker King - Edelbar Directions
- ↑ AC:DM CD Lore/Early Dereth Texts/History of Colier
- ↑ See for example 45.6N, 37.3E - Banderling Cabbage Farm, 9.3N, 63.7E - Banderling Tower, and the towns of Edelbar and Colier
- ↑ 1999/11 Release - Arwic Mines Rumor
- ↑ 1999/11 Release - Banderling Camp Directions
- ↑ See for example 49.4S, 45.8E - Banderling Fort, 73.0N, 6.6W - Banderling Village, Banderling Fort, and Banderling Castle
- ↑ 2000/06 The Paths of Destruction - Teaser
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 2000/10 A Gathering of Monsters
- ↑ 2000/10 Hollow Victory - Mace of the Explorer Quest#Lore & Dialog
- ↑ 2000/10 Hollow Victory - A Battered Leather Journal
- ↑ 2000/10 Hollow Victory - A Dry Withered Leather Bound Journal
- ↑ 2000/05 - Heroes' Respite - Inscription on Oswald's Dagger
- ↑ 2000/05 - Heroes' Respite - Town Crier Rumors
- ↑ 2000/04 - Thorns of the Hopeslayer - Description of Corpse of Gertarh
- ↑ 2000/04 - Thorns of the Hopeslayer - Mysterious Note
- ↑ 2007/04 Strange Sightings - Aerbax's Prodigal Banderling
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 2007/05 Prodigal Sons - Observations: Harraag (Unattuned)
- ↑ 2007/03 Ancient Enemies - Missing Persons Investigation
- ↑ 28.0 28.1 2007/04 Strange Sightings - Aerbax's Prodigal Banderling#Lore & Dialog
- ↑ 2003/11 Visions in the Darkness - Harraag, Banderling Champion#Lore & Dialog
- ↑ 2004/08 From the Darkness Born - Hand of Vagurat
- ↑ 2004/08 From the Darkness Born - Bleeargh's Gratitude#Lore & Dialog
- ↑ 2005/01 Assault - Banderling Haunt
- ↑ 2000/12 The Child of Daralet - Stamped Holtburg Scarlet Red Letter
- ↑ 2007/04 Strange Sightings - Teaser
- ↑ 2003/11 Visions in the Darkness - Scrum, Drudge Seraph Mystic#Lore&Dialog
- ↑ 2007/05 Prodigal Sons - Hoogan#Lore&Dialog
- ↑ Banderling Utterances
- ↑ 2002/10 - Festivus