The heartland of the nomadic Banuk, Ban-Ur is an isolated territory in Horizon Zero Dawn. It is located to the north of the Sacred Lands and northeast of the Sundom and to the east of The Claim, situated in the southern plains of the Yellowstone glacier.
Ban-Ur is an inhospitable region described by the Carja scholar Aram as "the most uncomfortable place in the world". The land in Ban-Ur has geothermal properties such as mists and geysers, described by Aram as "billows of steam that erupt from the earth". Whilst a nomadic people, the Banuk rarely make camp outside of their territory; an exception to this general rule is the Banuk Encampment.
Events during Horizon Zero Dawn
While mentioned by a number of characters and in datapoints, Ban-Ur has yet to be explored in-game. According to the Banuk shaman Siluk, significant events are taking place within Ban-Ur due to disagreements between hunters and shamans about how to respond to the changes in the world. As a result, many shaman have been exiled from Ban-Ur.
- The Banuk homeland is located north of Nora territory, possibly corresponding to the state of Montana and possibly the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.