With the loss of Stolin (either by death or defeat) Banyai is now considered to be the world’s greatest assassin. He refers to himself as the world’s greatest “freelance” assassin, suggesting that there may be others who exceed his abilities that work with groups.
Not much is known about Banyai, which is probably why he is a successful and living assassin. He is based out of Nanerette, takes a large number of jobs every year (far more than most assassins who have made that kind of money would), and he relies on strength equally as much as stealth. He has been known to kill by breaking his target’s neck or by hanging them, after carrying them up to a roof under his own means.
To hire Banyai requires meeting with the right intermediaries, often finding someone able to contact a second or third go-between in order to pass messages.