The Baka Ban Mana means literally "those without a master". The Baka Ban Mana was a tribe of people native to the Valley of the Lost. They followed the guidance of their spirit woman and their master, the Caharin. They became the Baka Tau Mana ("those with a master") once they had found the Caharin. The Baka Ban Mana people trained from almost the time of their birth in the art of using a sword, and were possibly the most talented blade masters the world had ever seen; a single one being reported to have killed fifty well armed soldiers before they managed to bring him down. Richard managed to kill thirty of these blade masters using the Sword of Truth.