(p. bane-shee) The Banesídhe are irrevocably bound to the Shadow. They either chose to ally with Baara, the Lord of Shadows, or they became Shadow-Touched in a moment of weakness, such as injury or illness. It does not matter how or why it happened, there is no going back to what they were before.
The majority of the Banesídhe reside in the dark fortresses and sieges of the Shadow. They serve in many ways but are primarily the riders of the Drakhmar and commander of the Shadow’s armies. Their primary residence is Siege Azdiel in the Obsidian Islands. The city-fortresses of the Banesídhe are called the Unseelie Courts.
Do not confuse the Banesídhe with a banshee. Banshees, which are harbingers of doom or death, can be of any Sídhe nation or gender.