Bran an Tuirseach

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Bran of Skellige
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King Bran in The Witcher 3
King of Skellige Isles
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Physical Description
Clan Tuirseach
Birna (wife)
Svanrige an Tuirseach (son)
Eist Tuirseach (brother)
Crach an Craite (nephew)

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.

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[edit | edit source]

King Bran is only depicted during his funeral and as a specter in the quest The Cave of Dreams.

Associated quests[edit | edit source]

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

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.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • According to the note in dynastic descriptions, some time after 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: Wild Hunt), the reason behind 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.