Sir Balan was a Knight of the Round Table to King Arthur and twin brother to Sir Balin. Sir Balin was imprisoned by King Arthur after he attempted to murder The Lady of the Lake but was released after Sir Lancelot was exiled, taking many knights with him, to fill up the ranks. Together they sought to bring King Rience to justice as a means of restoring Sir Balin's honour.
Sir Balan wore cream coloured armour with no tabard, no cape and no tunic as many other knights did. He had a long, black, silken beard. He had his emblem stationed upon his tall tower shield and he wielded a spear[Leg 1].