|Head of house||Kolborn Bancanor|
|Heir apparent||Eidart Bancanor|
|Notable members|| Matazidah Bancanor|
|Notable events||Arson attacks of 1039|
|Circle Universe family|
|Only Appearance||Cold Fire|
|Last Mentioned||The Will of the Empress|
Estates and net worth
The Bancanor family is extremely wealthy, and owns a large wooden mansion on Kadasep Island called Bancanor House. As Kolborn Bancanor is the head of the Goldsmith's Guild, which controls the city's banks, they are not in need of money. Kolborn Bancanor is the current owner of the Bancanor fortune, companies, and assets. As the Namornese favor boys, it is likely that Eidart Bancanor, Kol's only son, will inherit most if not all of the family fortune.
They are very powerful politically—being in charge of many banks—and are powerful enough to escape the bride-kidnapping custom of old times.
In 1039 KF, it is revealed that the Bancanor family is interested in marrying their children into other merchant families, using arranged marriage. Having mage daughters complicates that, as many think mage-wives are too independent and unpredictable to be good wives.
The family is immensely philanthropic. They led the fundraiser to rebuild Yorgiry's Hospital. Their other philanthropic projects are unknown, but they are extremely generous. They offered their old friend Frostpine and his student Daja Kisubo their home to stay in, treating the two like family.
Kol's wife is very fashionable and trendsetting. Other wealthy women look to her for fashion advice and trends.
Kol's mother is still alive and is considered the social head of the family. In Namorn, the eldest man of the main branch is the political/economic leader, and the eldest woman is the social leader.
The Bancanors have a history with magic, both cooking and carpentry, which is why magic-sniffers were called in twice to test the twins.
- Bancanor ancestor with carpentry magic (great-great grandfather of Kol)
- Bancanor with carpentry magic living in Dancruan (Kol's uncle)
- Kol's father (deceased) & Kol's mother (alive)
- Kolborn Bancanor & Matazidah
- Cousins with magic who graduated from University of Lightsbridge
Bancanor may be a kind of play on words. BANC - French for bank , and then ORE (gold) "Bancanor" may literally show the family's profession.
Notes and references
- ↑ Mentioned by Ambros fer Landreg in The Will of the Empress
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Cold Fire, Ch. 2 (pp. 43—51; Scholastic paperback)