About the only thing Jame had to be thankful for during that endless dinner had been Lord Brandan's consideration. Not that he had ever spoken to her directly—that would have been the height of bad manners—but his remarks to the others had shown a respect for her feelings quite startling in that context.
Jame's narration, Seeker's Mask,
"Part III: The Riverland", II

Brant, Lord Brandan of Falkirr, is the current head of the Brandan. He is Brenwyr's brother. His nephew Boden is his heir and lordan.

He is known for being a good, responsible lord—Adric[2] and Torisen both think so.[3] Jame thought he was very courteous, when she met Brant, all the other lords, after the Battle of the Cataracts.

Brant works alongside his Kendar, in the fields and Southern Host. His skin is very weathered because of this.[4]


Assuming Brant and Brenwyr are full siblings (they could be half-siblings) Brant's mother died when he was young. Brenwyr was 6, and she borrowed his clothes and dressed up in them. Their mother caught her, and was angry. Brenwyr, angry in return, said, "I hope you break your neck," and their mother did.[5]

Brant was a randon cadet along with Ganth when they were young. He returned to Tentir afterward to complete his training, where he presumably earned his randon collar.[1]

Brant and his sister are very close, and she names him as the only four people she has ever loved.[6] Brant once planed to pay the ridiculously high price Ganth asked for Aerulan's contract in perpetuity for Brenwyr's sake, though the Knorth Massacre cut that plan short. Brant says, "I do whatever I can for her, within reason and beyond."[7] He is one of the few people who is relatively immune to Brenwyr's curses, and can stop her in the midst of a flare.[8]


Like all lords and matriarchs, Brant is Shanir with the power to bind Kencyr to him.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bound in Blood, "Chapter IX: Scrying Glass", II — "Brant had served as a randon cadet beside his father [Ganth], returning to Tentir afterward to complete his training. He was now in hale middle age, but his weathered face looked older than his years, an impression aided by fair hair bleached nearly white by the sun."
  2. Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 6: The High Council" — " 'Brandan [will be swayed] by his sense of responsibility.' "
  3. Bound in Blood, "Chapter IX: Scrying Glass", II — "Brandan was both a good and powerful lord. If he bolstered his numbers with yondri-gon, threshold dwellers, they served with a sure sense that eventually he would find a permanent place for them, even if it meant eventually rebuilding the ruined keep across the Silver."
  4. Honor's Paradox, "Chapter V: The High Council", IV — "Not for Brant, the well-kept smoothness of the Ardeth lord; summer and winter, he worked beside his Kendar in the fields and in the Southern Wastes."
  5. Seeker's Mask, "Part VI: Mount Alban", V — " 'When I was six. […] I borrowed my brother's clothes and dressed up in them. Mother caught me. She was furious, called me perverted, tore them off… I-I was so angry. 'I hope you break your neck.' I said that. And she did, going down the stairs with her arms full of shirts, and pants, and boots…' "
  6. Seeker's Mask, "Part VI: Mount Alban", V — "Hadn't she killed two of the only four people she had ever loved? Rather than curse Adiraina or her brother that way, she would use the white-hilted suicide knife"
  7. Bound in Blood, "Chapter IX: Scrying Glass", II — " 'Ah, well. I was fond of the girl too, but she was Brenwyr's whole life. So little else has made her happy. I do whatever I can for her, within reason and beyond.' "
  8. Bound in Blood, "Chapter IX: Scrying Glass", II — "Brant grabbed his sister from behind and held her fast like a struggling, spitting cat. […] 'Some people are immune, more or less, to her curses. I, for one.'"
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