Ballion Hanaestor is the elder of the two sons of Mirdael Hanaestor, self-styled Duke of Hanaellan, and his wife Cliana. He is an advisor on his father's court in Byngh, where statues were erected in the honor of himself and his brother, Saraton, some years ago.
Ballion is renowned throughout the countryside for his hunting prowess, being especially skilled at archery from horseback. He has also won at least one jousting competition. He is married, and has one young daughter.