The B'ankora were a sentient species in the galaxy. Their homeworld suffered a cataclysmic collision with a meteor in 112 BBY, which led the Galactic Republic to give them a small sanctuary, that eventually became the B'ankor Refuge, on their capital planet Coruscant. Chasen Piian, a Supreme Chancellor at the time of the Republic granted the land in perpetuity to the surviving members of the species.
After the rise of the Galactic Empire their Coruscant allotment was seized and the entire species was relocated Parau VI, a dying world located in the Mid Rim which featured similar characteristics to those of the B'ankor Refuge. Not more than nineteen years later, the B'ankora had become extinct as a result of the Empire's actions.
- Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (First appearance)