Ma Ban Grid was the spirit guide of the Bantak tribe.
He was an old man who had highly-wrinkled, loose skin and only two bottom teeth in the front of his mouth. He wore simple hide clothes and wore a gold medallion around his neck as sign he was the spirit guide. He and his son were contacted by spirits who falsely stated that they were the Bantaks' ancestors and encouraged them to attack the Mud People. When the Bantak found the head of Ma Ban Grid's son, they thought he had been killed by the Mud People and assumed it was a message to war with the Mud people. With Richard Rahl's help, Ma Ban Grid was able to see his his error. He apologized to Richard, then left.
- Stone of Tears (First appearance)