Banya

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Banya

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Information
Name Banya
Use The main food source for the Raposa
Creation Type Village Object
Has Preset No (DTL)
Yes (Wii)
Template Needed Yes
Created In/After Banya Fields (DTL)
Rapoville (Wii)
Game(s) Drawn to Life Link
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii) Link
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Not to be confused with Banya Crystals.


Draw a Banya Stalk and plant it in the field!

–Draw Prompt, Drawn to Life


Banya is a main source of food in the Raposa world, or at least in Rapoville, at it makes up the bulk of their diet. It appears in Drawn to Life, Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii), and Drawn to Life: Two Realms. It is grown as a crop and used to make all sorts of food, such as bread, muffins, and more. Farmer Brown is the only known Raposa to grow Banya, but it is extremely likely that it also grows in the Banya Fields. It is a creation in the original games, but is pre-made in Drawn to Life: Two Realms.

TowerIcon.png Appearance[edit]

Due to Banya being a creation object and having no pre-drawn preset or guide in the original Drawn to Life, the appearance of this object is completely dependent on the player. They are still confined to the area provided.

In Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii), the preset for Banya resembles a sprouting potato.

Book Icon.png Story[edit]

Drawn to Life[edit]

After rescuing Farmer Brown from the Snow Caves, he asks the Hero to clear the Darkness around his farm, expecting Banya to grow shortly after. However, he had run out of Banya seeds, so the Hero is sent to Banya Fields to collect the Banya Template. After rescuing Chef Cookie's party and finding the template, new Banya is planted in the farm. Thanks to the excessive Sun however, the crop grows brittle and tensions begin to rise. The Hero is sent to Icy Lake to collect the Rain Cloud template to dampen the effect of the sun. At the end of the game, when Wilfre steals the Book of Life, Banya is one of the creations to go missing. After Wilfre's defeat, the crop returns.

Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii)[edit]

This Section of Banya Contains Non-Canon Content!

In Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii), the Banya crop goes missing once again. When the Hero first talks to Farmer Brown, he suspects the Monkeys of stealing it, so Jowee and the Hero are sent to Jangala Outpost to once again retrieve the Banya Template and restore the crop. Much later, when Yetis cause a snowstorm in Rapoville, the Banya crop is threatened, so Jowee and the Hero go to the Crystal Caverns to defeat them.

Drawn to Life: Two Realms[edit]

Four years later, the Banya is being threatened again, as a Baki Thief has begun to steal it. Cricket and the Hero work together to stop the Acorn Baki, with the Hero uses the Book of Imagination to stop the thieving. However, after apprehending the Thief, Cricket decides to ask Farmer Brown to set some Banya aside for it. At the end of the game, the Baki Thief brings his babies to the Banya Farm to eat.

Gears.png Known Uses[edit]

Many characters mention using Banya for their cooking. This is a list of all the known products that use Banya. Note that products in blue are only mentioned in Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii) and should be considered non-canon.

  • BBQ Banya
  • Banya Bread
  • Banya Juice
  • Banya Muffins
  • Banya Pie
  • Banya Pudding
  • Banya Sandwiches
  • Banyajacks
  • Banya Cake
  • Banya Radish Salad
  • Cream of Banya
  • Banya Booger Berry Pie
  • Spicy Banya Pie
  • Banya Soup
  • Banya Broth
  • Banya Cupcake
  • Banya Bourguignon
  • Banya Pot Pie
  • Roast Banya
  • 7-Layer Choco-Banya Cake
  • Banya Scones

Trivia[edit]

  • Five Banya stalks are placed in Farmer Brown's farm in Drawn to Life.
  • Cindi does not like Banya Muffins, but wonders if Banya Cupcakes exist.
  • The raw Banya plant itself is apparently edible, as Jowee attempts to take a bite of one.
  • On the Snow Gate level-select map and in the Banya Fields, plants with a very similar appearance to corn can be seen, which may hint that the original Banya crop resembled corn.
  • Unagi had declared a "threat level Banya green" after Wilfre's defeat.
  • Banya is mentioned in Lock's Quest, as an Old Man in Seacrest Shores says "I just planted my Banya crop."
  • Banya may be a worldwide crop, as Jacques in Watersong knows of it, promising the Hero a Banya juice one day.
  • Banya Crystals appear to be named after the Banya crop, although the relation between them is unknown.
    • They may also be edible, as Ellen uses them to bake her Banya Pies and Crazy Diggz eats them.
  • In Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii), the Template for Banya shares a model with the Page from Wilfre's Journal and the Template for Isaac's Door.
  • There is a creation called Banya Berries in Drawn to Life: Two Realms.
    • The relation between the Banya crop and Banya Berries is currently unknown.

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