G'danisban was a small city on the northeastern part of the Seven Cities continent near Pan'potsun. It was found on the eastern border of the holy desert of Raraku where it abutted the Pan'potsun Odhan. The residents were known as the G'danii.
- "At night ghosts come
In rivers of grief,
To claw away the sand
Beneath a man’s feet"
- ―G'danii saying
The city fell to the Army of the Apocalypse during the Whirlwind Uprising. A few hundred of the city's Malazan merchants and nobles were arrested and then flayed alive. Armed men moved through the streets killing, raping, looting, and burning, while Arak and Gral tribal horse-warriors set up camp outside the city, eager to take part.
Fiddler, Apsalar, and Crokus passed through the city disguised as pilgrims during the violence. After killing a gang of six intent on raping a young girl, they passed through the city's centre, which was littered with the bodies of several hundred old men, old women, and children.
After the Bridgeburners had been forged by the crossing of Raraku, they found themselves at the trail leading down the cliffs to G'danisban. In a single night, seventy Malazan soldiers, a mage, and an assassin retook the rebel stronghold from four hundred desert warriors. It was the Bridgeburners first blood-letting engagement.