Unless stated otherwise, all information herein is taken from Towers of Midnight, Chapter 47.
The Banath people were a set of tribes on what is now Almoth Plain. They painted their leaders red, so that their enemies would be able to find them and test their strength. When Viliam Bloodletter faced them, he painted a few of his people red as distractions. The Banath people then hunted Viliam's painted soldiers, while Viliam's archers shot their leaders. This is told in The Song of a Hundred Days.