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King Bran of Skellige was the maternal uncle of Crach an Craite and the brother of Eist Tuirseach, the second husband of Calanthe and king of Cintra. Bran was also a good friend and confidante of Mousesack, the druid.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Edit

Konung Bran an Tuirseach is only depicted during his funeral and then again as a specter when traveling with Blueboy Lugos through The Cave of Dreams. Nilfgaardians considered him a feeble old man who could barely remember the names of his vassals,[1] but for Skelligers he was a strong, courageous leader who knew how to calm his subjects.[2][3] However, he liked more to wage war against Nordlings and Nilfgaardians than really solve true problems on the isles.[4]

His firstborn son, Svanrige, is canditate for Konung.[5]

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Journal entry Edit

King Bran, former King of the Skellige Isles, lived a long and storied life. When he finally felt decrepitude taking a hold of him, he went into the woods to hunt a bear armed with only a knife – and thus ended his reign. It was remembered as an honorable and respected one, though some complained he preferred raiding to confronting the Isles' long-term problems, and that he let his wife's tongue wag too freely. Some connected the two, claiming Bran sailed out to fight overseas battles to put off dealing with the ones awaiting him at home.

Trivia Edit

  • According to the note in dynastic descriptions, some time after his coronation in Cintra, Eist became, titularly, also the King of Skellige. Since Sapkowski's work or its adaptations do not contain any information about Bran's death (and he finally appears in The Witcher 3), the reason of Eist's coronation is unknown. There is a possibility that Bran handed over the crown to his brother and received it back after the Battle of Marnadal.

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Notes & references Edit

  1. Conversation between Ambassador and Geralt
  2. Conversation between Holger and Geralt
  3. Conversation between Blueboy Lugos and Geralt
  4. Conversation between Cerys and Geralt
  5. Conversation between Birna and Geralt

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